Are you interested in entering the plumbing industry? This course will enable you to develop the core skills and knowledge you need to get started and the opportunity to progress on to the Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing. You will learn in a specialist construction training environment using industry-standard equipment and be taught by experienced tutors. To be successful on the course you will need to have an enthusiasm for plumbing, a determination to learn new skills and be self-motivated to improve your own learning.
What will I learn?
You will study 10 units and need to complete them all in order to pass the course. These are:
• 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
Study, Assessment and Qualifications
You will be assessed by a combination of written exams and practical assessments.
To be successful on the course you are advised to go through your course notes on a weekly basis to ensure that you have a thorough understanding of the topics.
The final qualification you will gain on successful completion of the course is the Level 1 City & Guilds Diploma in Plumbing Studies.
• GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or above in English and maths.
• A good reference.
• A satisfactory interview.
Additional Costs and Information
You will need to supply your own protective (steel toe-capped) footwear and suitable clothing for workshop activities. You will also need to buy relevant books to support your learning and provide your own writing materials.
What Could I Do Next?
Having successfully completed the course you can progress on to the Level 2 Plumbing Studies course. The plumbing industry offers a range of employment opportunities, either through apprenticeships or direct employment. Many of our students have gone into the areas of design and specification and some are now running their own businesses.