Diploma in Plumbing & Heating, Level 1
Please note that the full time option for this course is predominantly aimed at 16 to 19 year olds.
However, if you’re an adult aged over 19, why not consider one of our part-time courses?
Are you looking for a varied and rewarding career in construction? Would you like to become a highly skilled tradesman? Learn new technologies in an ever changing industry? If yes, this is the course for you.
This qualification is designed to introduce you to the core skills needed for a career in the plumbing and heating industry. From installing sanitation systems and servicing boilers to laying underground drainage pipes, plumbing is a highly skilled field. There’s more to it than fixing a dripping tap! This vocational course provides you with hands on experience and knowledge of plumbing installation, repair and maintenance as well as introducing you to the wide range of materials, new technologies and industry know-how you need to succeed in this sector.
There are no formal entry requirements for this course. Entry will be subject to a satisfactory reference and interview. The interview will include a basic construction skills test.
Entry decisions will be discretionary at interview. Students will continually be assessed through probation period to ensure they are on the correct level.
- Copper, plastic and low carbon steel pipework
- Structure of construction industry
- Plumbing science
- Environmental & sustainability
- Site preparation
- Above ground drainage
How will I be assessed?
You will complete a number of practical tasks in the workshop that will be marked by your tutor. You will also complete some written theory work in the classroom and study centre.
What can I do next
Successful completion of this course will allow you to progress onto ourDiploma in Plumbing & Heating, Level 2.
With further training, you could choose to work for a plumbing company, do contract work on large projects or set up your own self-employed business. With hard work and commitment to the job, plumbing can be a well-paid business.