Plumbing Level 1
This one-year course consists of theory and practical tasks which introduce students to the skills and techniques used in the plumbing industry.
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Units range from: Structure of the construction industry Fundamental safe working practices Environmental and sustainability measures in domestic dwellings Site preparation for working in the construction industry Copper pipework Plastic pressure pipework Low carbon steel pipework Installation, repair and maintenance of plumbing systems Plumbing science
Four GCSE passes at grade 3 or above, preferably including Maths and English, a vocational qualification at pass or above, and Functional Skills Maths and English preferably at Entry Level 3.
The course is continuously assessed by both practical and written assignments and controlled assessment exams.
No previous experience is required, as this course will train you to use basic hand tools and work safely within a plumbing environment.
Diploma in Plumbing Studies Level 1
Level 2 Plumbing, employment or an apprenticeship.
The course is continuously assessed by both practical and written assignments and exams.
Some homework may be set to assist the completion of some of the theory units.
Students will undertake a short work placement as part of their course.
Fees and Additional Costs
Students are required to purchase their own steel toe-cap boots to be worn during workshop based lessons.
14 - 18 year olds
In most cases students aged 14-18 years old on a substantial study programme will NOT be required to pay fees and most course-specific equipment and materials will be funded by the College. This excludes stationary, non-curriculum trips and a £15 enrichment fee.
19 years and over
Students aged 19 years and over may be required to pay fees. For details of fee remission and loans for students over the age of 19 click here. Please note that some courses may have additional registration, examination and/or materials fees. Where we have been unable to provide these additional costs in this information, they will be discussed with you prior to enrolment. If you think you may be entitled to financial support or fee remission, or you would like more information on the additional costs associated with your chosen course, please contact us.