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Plumbing Studies Level 1 Diploma

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Plumbing Studies Level 1 Diploma

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Course Length:

1 year (day only)


South Bank Campus



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Course content

This Plumbing Level 1 Diploma is ideal for people who are new to plumbing, who want to be able to work with all the different types of materials and equipment within the plumbing sector.

The course will enable you to complete basic plumbing tasks and enable you to have a skill set to then progress to more advanced plumbing qualifications.

Areas the course covers:

  • Introduction to health and safety in building services engineering
  • Working in with copper pipe, including measuring, cutting, bending and soldering techniques
  • Working with plastic pipe within the industry and the correct application and installation
  • Basic Low carbon steel installation
  • Installation and maintenance of basic plumbing appliances within the home
  • Understanding and application of simple central heating systems
  • Design requirements for drainage systems and their application

This course is designed to be a steppingstone to enable candidates to improve their DIY skillset or progress onto the level 2 diploma and into industry.


Entry requirements

All candidates will complete a basic skills assessment and the Level 1 Award at the College.

General enquiry

If you have a general enquiry, or would like to find out more about the course before registering for the assessment please get in touch with the team, by emailing or calling 0113 222 6061.


To apply for this course you need to complete a basic skills assessment.

As the College is currently closed, BKSB skills assessments will need to be taken remotely.

Please complete the application form and a member of team will contact you with details on how you can take the assessment.

Please ensure you abide by the rules on taking the assessment, when your course starts, your English and Maths skills will be assessed again, to ensure you are on the correct course for the level you are at.

The price of this course is reduced to £870.50 if you have completed the award at Leeds College of Building.

Next steps

Level 2 Diploma and into employment

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