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Learn the fundamentals of the plumbing industry with this hands-on qualification which combines theory and practice.

This course is ideal for school leavers who want to gain basic skills and knowledge in order to gain entry into the plumbing industry. The programme blends practical workshop skills and activities with underpinning knowledge that is delivered in the classroom.

Alongside developing practical skills in plumbing, you will learn about health and safety for construction sites, how to effectively work in teams on construction projects and develop the attributes that will progress your career.

What I'll learn

Units studied include:

  • Health and safety
  • Plumbing and scientific principles
  • Cold water
  • Domestic hot water
  • Central heating

 

How I'll learn

This programme is delivered in the classroom and in the workshop.

You will develop a core set of employability skills in the classroom through a mixture of independent and group activities. You will be expected to contribute to class discussions with maturity and participate in group projects.

The skills, behaviours and attributes you learn in the classroom will then be applied in the workshop, where you will learn core plumbing skills.

A work experience placement is an essential part of this programme. You will be expected to reflect on the skills you gain from your placement and include this in your coursework.

 

How I'll be assessed

Assessment will include coursework, oral examination, practical and written examinations.

 

Entry Requirements

5 GCSE passes at grade 3 or above, preferably including Maths and English, or a vocational qualification at pass or above, and Functional Skills Maths and English preferably at Level 1.

Students who have not yet achieve grade 4 in GCSE Maths and English, will study Functional Skills or GCSE Maths and English as part of their course.

 

How to Apply

You can apply for this programme online. Click on APPLY NOW and follow the steps below:

  • Register for our online service and verify your account
  • Log in to our website and click APPLY NOW on your chosen programme’s page to complete your application

As part of your application, you will be asked to provide us with your contact details, how your chosen programme fits with your future plans and if you require any extra support (for example, because of a disability, medical condition, learning or language support needs). 

Please include full details of your qualifications from your own country, as well as details of any English Language tests you have taken.

Printed application forms are also available.

Please contact our Careers team if you need advice and guidance to help you choose the right programme for you.