Diploma in Plumbing and Heating, Level 1

Course overview

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 industry. From installing sanitation systems and servicing boilers to laying underground drainage pipes, plumbing is a highly paid skill that is in high demand 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.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a Grade 2 in GCSE English and Mathematics. 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.

Course Modules

- Copper, Plastic and Low Carbon Steel Pipework
- Structure of Construction Industry
- Plumbing Science
- Environmental and 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 our Diploma 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.