Testing and Purging to IGEUP1 2nd Edition (TPCP1)

This short course is designed to update experienced gas engineers and will enable you to prove your competence in the ACS assessments.

What You Study

The Testing and Purging 1 course covers the following 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, where you will also be assessed on your knowledge of both theory and practical aspects.

The awarding body for this course is BPEC.


National Gas Training and Assessment Centre, Fife College, Halbeath Campus, Pittsburgh Road, Dunfermline, KY11 8DY

Entry Requirements

You must be an experienced gas engineer with appropriate City & Guilds/SVQ qualifications in gas, plumbing/ventilation.

Those 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
  • Manager of Installation or Sales Teams 

Further Study

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

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