Stationary Refrigeration Systems; Cat. 4

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Stationary Refrigeration Systems; Cat. 4

This short programme is intended to certify personnel that handle refrigerants from system of less than 3 kg or if hermetically sealed, less than 6kg. The main intensions is to cover the minimum requirements for the category four certification referred to in article 5(1) of Regulation (EC) No 842/ 2006 in relation to stationary refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump equipment containing certain fluorinated greenhouse gases. The theoretical and practical demonstrations in this programme are intended to remind practitioners of the approved ‘good practices’ that meets the above mentioned regulation when working with refrigerants.

This is a 25 hrs of guided learning course. Students need to invest further hours in the course, which will include private study and home assignments.

Lessons are held as indicated on the prospectus and website.

This unit covers the activities provided in point (A) of Article 2(1); Leakage check (only) provided it does not entail breaking into the refrigeration circuit in relation to refrigeration, airconditioning and heat pump equipment containing less than 3 kg, or if hermetically sealed systems less than 6 of fluorinated greenhouse gases.


  • Basic ISO Standards and Environmental impact of refrigerants and corresponding enviornmental regulations
  • Check for leakage without using any of the direct methods referred to in Commission Regulation (EC) No. 1516/2007.

The following are the suggested pre-requisites and/or entry requirements needed:

Entry Requirements;


  • Lev.2 Vocational Qualification.
  • Communication and Analytical functianal skills
  • Candidates must be able to handle vocational tools and be alert to observe safety procedures and be familiar with the skills and knowledge as listed in the comission regulation (EC) no. 303/2008.

Course participants may be awarded either an MCAST Certificate of Attendance or an MCAST Certificate of Achievement.

MCAST Certificate of Attendance


  • An MCAST Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to those candidates who attend at least 80% of the lessons.

MCAST Certificate of Achievement


  • An MCAST Certificate of Achievement will be awarded to those candidates who satisfy the 80% attendance criteria AND ALSO choose to sit and pass the course assessment/s.
  • Students who opt not to sit for the assessment/s or fail (the assessment/s) will however be awarded an MCAST Certificate of Attendance provided that they fulfill the minimum attendance criteria as stated above.

If the student intends to obtain a Certificate of Achievement, she/he is required to sit for an assessment/s. Assessment/s may take various forms such as a home assignment, class assignment, practical test and time constrained test. However, the assessment/s is not compulsory and an applicant may choose not to sit for it.

There are no extra costs to the course.

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