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Testing and Purging

Course Code: RKM

Level: 2
Subject area: Construction & the Building Trades
Awarding body: ERS
Qualification: Certificate
Course type: Short course
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: One day
When you'll study: Various days, 9.00am - 5.00pm

About the course

This qualification will enable engineers to strength test, tightness test and purge non-domestic gas installations. It is mandatory for engineers to be Gas Safe Registered in this field, which has to be renewed every five years.

What you'll learn

The course covers all gas safety requirements and specific technical detail in testing and purging non domestic installations.

Entry requirements

Applicants must already hold a core gas qualification in non-domestic or catering – CODNC01, COCN1, CCCN1 or CODC1.


Both theoretical and practical tasks are required although both are open book tasks.

What's next?

This qualification ensures continuous employment and may expand job opportunities within the gas field.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2021/22 (August 2021 – July 2022). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2022/23.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)

Although we’re not yet able to confirm the start date for this course, applications are now welcome, just complete an Expression of Interest form.
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