What I'll learn
You will learn about the systems and components for hot water, cold water heating and above ground drainage. Classroom sessions will cover the theories behind the installation of these systems and their components.
You will learn about:
- system layout
- boiler types
- pipe work
- valves and materials
- the skills to install and maintain the systems and components,
- pipework skills such as soldering,
- marking out,
Generic units include health and safety, handling and storing materials, knowledge of building methods in construction (where you learn how buildings are constructed and how the different building service and construction trade areas interrelate knowledge of communication in the building industry).
As part of the course you will develop your English, maths and ICT skills alongside your main subject. These functional skills will help with your coursework and contribute to your employability.
How I'll learn
You will attend college two days a week. Your time here is split roughly equally between classroom based learning and practical work in our industry standard workshops. You will have access to the library and college IT suites which will be needed for completion of your coursework. We place a strong emphasis on learner-led learning where you develop independent learning and working skills as we know that these equip you well for the workplace. You are set projects and assignments which you are expected to complete independently using the library and other resources. Within the course you will need to carry out research with local employers. Activities throughout the programme are geared to give you the relevant English and maths skills for the trade.
How I'll be assessed
The OCNW is assessed through submission of a portfolio. The Level 1 EDI qualification is assessed through an end of unit exam and practical assessments.