Testing and Purging to IGEUP1 2nd Edition

This short course is designed to update experienced gas engineers to enable them to prove their competence in the ACS assessments.

What You Study

The Testing and Purging 1 comprises of core competencies:

  • Installation surveys
  • Volume calculations
  • Soundness testing requirements
  • Leakage rates
  • IGE/UP/1A
  • Purging requirements
  • Purging rates and vent gas testing

Duration and Attendance

2 days training and 1 day practical assessment.

Testing and Purging 1 is delivered in a classroom environment. You will also be assessed in College on your knowledge of both theory and practical aspects.

The awarding body for this course is Construction Skills.


Gas Assessment Centre, Halbeath Campus, Pittsburgh Road, Dunfermline, KY11 8DY

Entry Requirements

Experienced gas engineers with appropriate City & Guilds/SVQ qualifications in gas, plumbing/ventilation.

Candidates wishing to be reassessed require evidence of previous ACS accreditation which is to be presented to the centre before the assessment can take place.

Career Paths

Supervisory role as a Quality Assurance Engineer, Managing Installation Teams or Sales.

At a later date you may wish to extend your skills in domestic, LPG or commercial/industrial gas installations.

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