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Plumbing (Level 1)

Key course information

Construction and Trades


1 year

Full Time

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Course Overview

This qualification is for those wanting to enter the Plumbing industry, giving you the opportunity to pick up some core skills and knowledge, and the opportunity to progress onto the Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing. Students who wish to complete this course will need to show commitment, a determination to gain new skills and an enthusiasm for plumbing knowledge. Learners must have an interest in the trade and also be self-motivated in improving their own learning.

What will I learn?

There are ten units in total and leaners need to complete all ten units to pass the course. Structure of the construction industry Fundamental safe working practices Environmental and sustainability measures in domestic dwellings. On-site preparation for working in the construction industry Above ground drainage Copper pipework Plastic pressure pipework Low carbon steel pipework Installation, repair and maintenance of plumbing systems Plumbing science.

Entry Requirements

- 2 GCSEs at grade 3/D or above in Maths and English.
- A good reference and a satisfactory interview.

Study, Assessment and Qualifications

It would be an advantage to go through your course notes on a weekly basis to enable you to understand the knowledge required to be successful. There are 10 units to complete and these are assessed by a mixture of written exams and practical assessments. The final qualification gained at the end of this course is a City & Guilds Level 1 Diploma in Plumbing Studies C&G 7202-01.

Additional Costs and Information

All students must have protective (steel toe-capped) footwear and suitable clothing for the workshop. You will be asked to purchase relevant books to assist your progression with the course. You will also need to provide writing materials.

What Could I Do Next?

On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses

Construction and Trades

Career Opportunities

  • Bricklayer
  • Installation Electrician
  • Painter or Decorator

  • Plumber
  • Carpenter
  • Fitter

An average salary in June 2019 for a bricklayer was £36,678

Over the next 10 years, half a million employees are expected to retire from the construction industry

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