Plumbing Level 1 Award

Course at a glance

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Level 1 Award

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Course Length:

7 weeks (day) or 15 weeks (evening)


South Bank Campus



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Course content

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

At the end of the course you will have learnt basic plumbing processes and operations, including:

  • Health and safety within the industry
  • Hand tools operations
  • Forming capillary joints
  • Forming compression joints
  • Bending copper pipe

If you successful pass this course you can move onto the Plumbing level 1 Diploma or Plumbing Studies Level 2 Diploma, depending on your entry score and ability.


To enrol on this course you will need to attend a College enrolment day and sit an entrance test.

The entrance test will assess your maths and English and determine what level you can start at.

Testing days typically take place in June and July. 

To check when the next testing session is please contact the Course Team on 0113 222 6015.

Next steps

Evening Route

You can progress onto the Plumbing Level 1 Certificate.

Day Route

If you successful pass this course you can move onto the Plumbing Studies Level 2 Diploma.

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