rosie-fgas-4UK: A Nottinghamshire teenager has confounded the industry by becoming what is thought to be the youngest person ever to become F-gas certified.

Rosie Muxlow has achieved a 100% pass mark in the City and Guilds f-gas 2079 category 1 exam at the tender age of 16 years and 73 days.

While Rosie was fortunate to be able to have extensive one-to-one training from her father Tony, who runs Newark-based refrigeration training company Tony Muxlow Developments, both her on-line theory and practical examinations were observed by an official City and Guilds verifier.

Rosie studied for over two years during the school holidays before taking both parts of the assessment on January 4.

Following the theory test, Tony and the verifier were amazed to find Rosie had achieved a 100% pass mark by answering all 40 computer-generated questions correctly. She then demonstrated her skills equally as well by conducting a flawless practical assessment.

Those more senior in years who have found the F-gas exam far from easy can take heart from the fact that Rosie is a high achiever in her age group and excels in sport. She holds both Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire county championship records for Javelin. She’s a GBR Judo medalist and is also said to be at the top of her game in hockey, netball and rounder’s.

Rosie is now studying for her GCSE exams and will go on then to take her “A” levels before she intends to join the family business.