Course at a glance

Subject Area:

Plumbing & Electrical


Study Programme


Level 1 Certificate

Course Start:


Course Length:

Level 1 - 1 year


South Bank Campus

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Course overview

This course is ideal for students who are interested in plumbing and electrical, but are unsure which route is best.

On the course, you will learn basic elements of plumbing and electrical installations, which will help you decide which career you would like to pursue.

Our study programmes include a vocational course, English and maths, work experience and employability skills.

Students also have the opportunity to take part in sport and enrichment activities alongside their course.

Course content

On this plumbing & electrical course you will study:

  • How to install cables and equipment including sockets and switches for electrical installations
  • How to test and commission electrical installations to ensure they work and meet the health and safety requirements
  • How to cut, bend and solder copper pipe ready for installation
  • How to cut and join plastic pipe ready for installation
  • How to prepare the workplace/site ready for work to be carried out
  • The health and safety legislation relating to the installation and maintenance of electrical and plumbing systems

No matter what level you are currently working at, you will continue learning English and maths throughout your course.

Entry requirements

The Level 1 Certificate requires 5 GCSEs, including English and Maths at grade 3, and 3 other subjects with an average grade 3.

What can I do after this course?

After completing this course there are a number of options available, depending on your final grade you could progress on to the Level 2 Plumbing Diploma, the Level 2 Electrical Diploma or an apprenticeship.

Please note this course is training only and to achieve the full trade qualification and become fully qualified, you must have on site experience and assessments in either plumbing or electrical.

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