Practical Refrigeration Training Centre

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Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Electrical Training



  • Course Details

About Practical Refrigeration Training

PRTC is an independent training facility for the refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pumps, and electrical industries.
A large workshop with benches and working refrigeration and air conditioning systems ensures that training can be both ‘practical’ and ‘hands on’. Recently expanded lecture and computer rooms facilitate the theoretical, ‘underpinning’ knowledge and assessments.

Just 10 minutes from the M65, within walking distance of bus and train stations, and within reach of several international airports, there is no need to miss out wherever you are based. A selection of the various hotels available, with links, can be found on our ‘Local Hotels’ page on the left.

For companies with groups of engineers requiring training and suitable facilities we can come to your premises, providing a flexible package to meet your needs.

The Courses: Commercial

Full details can be found on the left but in brief:

• Introduction and Maintenance
• Service and Maintenance and Service, Maintenance and Installation (refrigeration or air-conditioning plant)
• Application and Design
• Refrigerant Handling: ‘F Gas’, Hydrocarbons and Ammonia
• Copper Brazing
• Electrics: Foundation, 18th Edition, PAT Testing, Inspection and Testing

Bespoke courses

Where you have a group of engineers and ‘standard’ isn’t quite right, we are happy to tailor/build a special course to suit you.

On-site training

Where you have a group of engineers and suitable facilities, holding the training on your site can be more cost effective. The refrigerant handling courses are particularly suited to this with our own portable training rigs but others may be possible too. Please contact us for further information.
What does PRTC Offer?

• Expert tuition from industry trained tutors and assessors
• Excellent, recently modernised, facilities
• A wide variety of short courses (1 – 10 days) running all year round for your convenience
• City and Guilds accreditation for industry recognised qualifications
• In conjunction with the Growth Company in Manchester the longer, ‘trailblazer’, qualification for apprentices
• Comprehensive course notes for all except the electrical courses
• Coffee and a buffet lunch for everyone attending a commercial course

The Courses: Apprenticeships

Working with the Growth Company in Manchester we run the City and Guilds 6090-20/30 ‘Trailblazer’ course. Taken over three years, with block learning not day release, and with the same tutors and equipment as the commercial courses, successful candidates will take their End Point Assessment (6090-50) and leave as fully fledged RACHP Technicians.
Relevant Link:– CITY AND GUILDS
City and Guilds Website for replacement certificates and any other information on City and Guilds qualifications.

Course takers say:– “Good and enjoyable course”