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Subject Area:





Level 1 Award (City & Guilds)

Course Start:

18th July 2022

Course Length:

2 week short course
Monday - Friday
8:30am - 4pm daily


South Bank Campus


£275 (funding may be available)

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Course Overview

Plumbing Level 1 Award is designed as a basic insight into plumbing, it will give you the basic hand skills necessary to carry out small plumbing tasks.

This plumbing course is ideal for those who want to pursue a career as an plumber.

Plumbers have a highly varied role, it can include installing, servicing and repairing sanitation, heating and hot and cold water systems in buildings. You will fit pipework to baths, showers, toilets, radiators and central heating boilers. You will carry out installations of central heating and sanitary systems.

Course content

1. Health and safety within the industry theory In this unit, learners will find out about health and safety legislation, and the application of safe working practices within a workplace. They will explore hazards and precautions, signs and symbols and basic safety procedures.

2. Woking with Copper Pipe you will learn:

  • Hand tools operations
  • Identify fittings and materials
  • Forming capillary joints( soldering)
  • Forming compression joints
  • Bending copper pipe

3. Install Water Gutting systems

  • Correct procedure for installation
  • Identify fittings and materials
  • Measuring and marking

Skills & Behaviours Required

  • Practical skills
  • Methodical
  • Ability to follow technical drawings
  • Attention to detail
  • Health and Safety
  • Numeracy skills

Entry requirements

A basic understanding of the English language due to the theory part of the course.

Course length

The course is available this summer as a 2 week short course.

This course will be run daily Monday - Friday for 2 weeks. 

8:30am - 4pm daily.

How to apply

Please click the apply button on this page to progress with your application for this course.

If you would like to make a general enquiry please contact the Services Enquiries Team by calling 0113 222 6040 or emailing

Next Steps

On completion of BKSB assessment you could progress to a Certificate in the same subject area.

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