Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

Refrigeration and Air conditioning has many uses in the world today: our food is chilled, frozen and stored using refrigerant gas, and our shops, hospitals, and offices are cooled with air conditioning.  Roles in this industry are varied, often involving travel to different sites and learning a range of practical skills. 
As a refrigeration engineer, you’ll be installing, servicing and maintaining refrigeration systems in places like supermarkets, hospitals, food processing plants and research establishments.
As an air conditioning engineer you’ll install, service and maintain the systems that control and maintain the air quality, temperature and humidity inside offices, schools, leisure complexes and other modern buildings.

As one of London’s few training centres for Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, we attract students from all over the region with varying levels of experience and knowledge – from entry level to professionals already working in the sector.

You’ll be taught by staff who are all industry qualified and use their experience to give you the best support and start to your future. You’ll learn in excellent workshop environments allowing you to experience your chosen trade as you would in industry. We also have regular input from sector specialists to ensure you’re always learning what is relevant to the trade. 

Did you know…

The College of North West London is one of very few training centers in London to have the equipment and facilities to train staff in refrigeration and air conditioning. 

What’s next?

Upon successful completion of Level 2, you can enter employment as refrigeration and air conditioning engineers. 

Earning potential 

Newly qualified workers may earn between £20,000 and £27,000 a year. Experienced F-gas qualified engineers can earn up to £35,000 a year.


  • Excellent practical facilities with industry-standard equipment
  • Bursaries available for eligible learners
  • Links with employers and industry
  • Progression opportunities into Apprenticeships 

For more information on Refrigeration and Air Conditioning courses, please click on the links below.

Course Suitable for Categories
Diploma in Refrigeration and Air-conditioning: Level 2 16-18 (Full-time), Adults City & Guilds
Diploma in Refrigeration, Air-conditioning and Heat Pump Systems: Level 3 16-18 (Full-time), Adults City & Guilds
Level 1: Diploma in Engineering Technologies (Refrigeration and Air Conditioning) 16-18 (Full-time) City & Guilds