Programme Brief

The Certificate in Advanced Refrigeration and Air Conditioning was designed for persons wishing to enter the air conditioning industry. 

This qualification will provide the skills and experience needed for you to carry out your role within the industry and is, therefore, an excellent starting point for anyone seeking a career as an air condition technician.

This programme provides a range of refrigeration and air conditioning skills by combining both practical and theoretical training. Some of the topics covered include installing refrigeration systems to national standards, carrying out pre-commissioning tests, carrying out fault diagnostics and repairing defective systems. Assessment is undertaken through a combination of practical assignments and written multiple-choice examinations.

The Assured Certificate in Advanced Refrigeration and Air Conditioning programme was designed by SBCS GLI but is quality assured by City and Guilds of London. Certificates will be issued by City and Guilds

Why Study Air Conditioning at SBCS?

  • Instructors are certified, highly skilled and experienced practitioners who bring their knowledge and work experience to the classroom.
  • Training is delivered from a licensed training provider whose processes and procedures have been quality assured by a global leader in skills development, City & Guilds of London.
  • Course is career oriented. The curriculum was developed to meet the needs of the current marketplace.
  • Course is over 50% practical, hands-on training. Emphasis is placed on practical training and the application of the knowledge taught.
  • Modern, fully equipped labs. Learn using the same equipment you will encounter in the field.
  • Convenient class schedules. Classes are offered on a part time basis, which allows working individuals to balance their work and educational needs.

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Schedule to be confirmed for 2020



SBCS Registration Fee


Payable upon registration 
Insurance Fee


Payable upon registration 
Tuition Fee

Cash: TT$10,000

Credit: TT$11,000

C&G Registration Fee

£100 (one-time payment)

Payable by: 30 November 2019
Examination FeeTT$500 (per exam)

Total Examination Fee = TT$1000

Payable by: 30 June 2020

Please note: All information provided is subject to change without prior notice.


Flexible and Personalized payment plans are available.


Additional programmes of interest

  • Champs Fleurs, San Fernando

There are no pre-requisites for this programme. 

Basic Knowledge in mathematics will be an asset. 

For further details please email or call the numbers below:

  • Champs Fleurs – (868) 663-7227 extensions 1094/5/8
  • San Fernando – (868) 652-2388 / (868) 653-6331 / (868) 657-2681 extensions 1430/1/2

This qualification will be assessed by a combination of written examinations and practical assignments.

To achieve the SBCS Assured Certificate in Advanced Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, learners must complete the following units:

  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Fundamentals
  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (Principles and Practice)

Assessments for each course is as follows:

Course TitleAssessments

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Fundamentals

Structured Examination questions (2 hours) based on the following learning outcomes:

  1. Mathematics
  2. Applied Science
  3. Drawing and Blueprint Reading
  4. Safety at Work

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (Principles and Practice)

Structured Examination questions (3 hours) based on the following learning outcomes:

  1. Materials
  2. Calculations and Setting out
  3. Practical Skills
  4. Communication and Information Technology
  5. Alterations, repairs and planned standards

Practical Assessments: This unit covers the skills required to enable a candidate to apply basic tools skills to set out, fabricate, install and test refrigeration systems