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Basic Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning




Level 5


3 Months

Mode of Delivery



About the Course

This course is suitable for fitters and technicians entering the refrigeration and air conditioning industry. The course deals with the basics of refrigeration process, refrigeration systems, and types of refrigerants, system components and electrical components. The course is designed in such a way that there is an optimum blend of theoretical knowledge and hands-on training.

Target Group

This program is intended for secondary school graduates, job seekers and interested individuals.

Benefits of Attending

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the basic knowledge and skills in the numeracy and English Language.
  • Apply workshop safety regulations to prevent and avoid accidents.
  • Understand the principles of refrigeration and air conditioning systems.
  • Identify Basic Tools for Air Conditioning and Refrigeration.
  • Assemble and disassemble of Air Conditioning and Refrigeration units.
  • Carry out Tubing, Piping, and Soldering processes.
  • Carry out component testing
  • Read wiring diagram and test conduct electrical testing.
  • Carry out Leak testing, system vacuum and charging
  • Recover and recycle of refrigerants

Course Contents

The course consists of the following topics:

  • Health and Safety at workshop
  • Numeracy and Communication skills
  • Basic concepts of Refrigeration
  • Tools and equipment of Ref. and A/C
  • General good service practices
  • Tubing, Piping, and Soldering
  • Recovery, recycling and reclaim
  • Component testing (thermostat, timer, fan motor, selector switch, and compressors)
  • Leak, vacuum, and charging
  • Refrigerants
  • Recovery and recycling of refrigerants

Learning and Teaching Strategies

The course is delivered through a project-based learning blended with classroom teaching, tutorials, online (web-based), laboratory work, workshops, supervised projects, and workplace experience. Concept or knowledge learning is enhanced with vocational and contextualized learning environments, hands-on, and practical training. Formative and summative assessments which aid in addressing students’ need and extent of their learning may include:

  • Demonstrations
  • Tutor-directed activities
  • Performance-based tasks


  • Certificate of completion – Bahrain Polytechnic

  • Achieve minimum of 80% attendance and 60% in all assessments

Training Duration

The course consists of 200 notional hours that extends over 3 months/ 12 weeks (full time) period of time.

Entry Requirements:

  • Secondary school graduate with any background especially technical school.
  • Good command in English language is required.

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