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Course at a glance

Subject Area:

Plumbing

Attendance:

Study Programme

Qualification:

Level 1 Certificate
Level 2 Certificate

Course Start:

September

Course Length:

Level 1 - 1 year
Level 2 - 1 or 2 years

Location:

South Bank Campus


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Course overview

This plumbing course is ideal for those who want to pursue a career in plumbing.

Plumbers install, service and repair water supply, sanitation and heating systems. They also install bathroom suites including showers, toilets and basins.

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.

You can easily transfer from a study programme onto a plumbing apprenticeship course if you secure employment in the plumbing industry.


Course content

On this plumbing course you will study:

  • 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
  • The science behind plumbing e.g. heat transfers, power, forces and pressure
  • How to install bathrooms, heating systems, and waste sanitation systems (level 2 only)
  • How to cut, bend and solder copper pipe ready for installation (level 2 only)

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


Entry requirements

The course level you will be enrolled on will be dependent on your GCSE results.

Level 1 requires 5 GCSEs average grade 2, 2 of which need to be Maths and English.

Level 2 requires 5 GCSEs average grade 3, 2 of which need to be Maths and English.

We will also assess your practical ability in the workshop to make sure you are on the correct level.


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 move onto a plumbing apprenticeship or the gas engineering apprenticeship.

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

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