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

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
  • 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, Dunfermline Campus

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.

Supervisory role as a:

  • Quality Assurance Engineer
  • Manager of Installation or Sales Teams
  • At a later date you may wish to extend your skills in domestic, LPG or commercial/industrial gas installations