Plumbing - Level 1
Start Date: 6th September 2021
More about the course
Take the plunge and start learning the skills that will last a lifetime with this Plumbing course, which is a great introduction to the industry.
You will be taught by tutors who have years of experience working for themselves and for companies such as British Gas, Ideal Boilers, Valiant, Baxi, Worchester and local authorities. You will learn plumbing science, pipe work and the principles of drainage.
You will have the chance to take part in competitions including SkillBuild and inter-college competitions to showcase your skills.
You will also have the opportunity to gain your CSCS card which allows you to work on a building site.
- GCSE grade 2 in English and maths
- Functional Skills Level 1 in English and maths
What will I achieve?
On successful completion of this course you will receive City & Guilds Level 1 Diploma in Plumbing.
What will I learn?
- Structure of construction
- Safe working practices
- Environmental issues
- Site preparation
- Drainage principles
- Copper pipework
- Plastic pipework
- Steel pipework
- Repair and maintenance
- Plumbing science
How is the course taught?
- Group work
- Practical sessions
- Theory sessions
- Independent study
How am I assessed?
- Practical synoptic end tests
- Online and written paper exams
Work experience opportunities
You will have the opportunity to work on charity projects or work trials.
English and Maths
English and maths are a key part of trade jobs and plumbing is no exception. We embed both subjects into your course to ensure you are able to apply them in a real-working environment, for example through taking measurements and dealing with customers.
Where can I progress?
You will be able to progress onto Level 2 in Plumbing or another construction course at Level 1 when you successfully complete this course.
If you are aged 16-18 when you begin your course you are likely to be eligible for free tuition. Detailed information can be found within the financial support section.
If you are aged 19+ the cost of the course will depend on your circumstances. Our support pages can help you determine your suitability.