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Due to staff development, the college will be closed to all full-time students from 09:00 – 17:00 on Tuesday 26th November.
Part-time evening classes will run as usual.

Course Mode
Full-time
Level
2
Start Date
01/08/2020
Start Time
-
Duration
1 Year
End Date
30/07/2021

Construction

“It is good for the soul to create with our hands”, and this is probably why some trade workers, including those working in construction, plumbing and electricity, are some of the happiest in the UK according to a new survey.

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Course Overview

This course is designed to equip you with the basic skills in plumbing for the mechanical service environment.

You will learn about health and safety, plumbing science, cold and hot water, central heating, sanitation and other subjects related to the industry.

On the Level 3 programme you will study more advanced subjects such as gas installation.

All of our learners will be given support with their English and Maths skills where relevant to their main programme. Those students who have not yet achieved a 'C' grade at GCSE in these subjects will continue to work towards these important qualifications at a level suited to them.

The course has been designed to contribute to providing evidence of occupational competence for working within the plumbing mechanical service environment.

The main subjects you will take are:

11 theory units with unit assessment and end exam, including:

- Health and Safety
- Plumbing Science
- Cold and hot water
- Central heating
- Sanitation
- Sheet lead

Continual assessment of both theoretical and practical work - assessment is based on candidates showing what they can do.

Practical assessment is a portfolio of assessment projects that need completing. These use a range of materials including copper, steel, sheet lead and plastics.

All exams are online multiple choice questions.

Entry Requirements

You should normally have four GCSEs at Grade 3 or above, including Maths or English.

Adult students may be accepted without formal qualifications.

All applicants are interviewed and accepted on an individual basis.

After Your Course

This course provides you with the skills to progress your career in the plumbing industry. Most students progress onto the Level 3 full-time course or an apprenticeship.

Join us at our next

SkillsFest

23 November 2019 10:00 - 15:00