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New Courses & Support for Newton Rigg Students
From September 2021, we will be offering new courses in uniformed public services and are accepting Newton Rigg applications for the second year of study in some course areas.
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“It is good for the soul to create with our hands.” 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 practical and industry skills required for a career as a Plumber.

During the course you will working in the fully-equipped workshops, covering the theory behind trades as well as practical skills.

Following successful completion of the course and subject to entry requirements, you should be able to progress and specialise in the trade of your choice on a course at a higher level.

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.

This qualification is a stepping stone for learners who are interested in the plumbing and heating industry.

It allows the learner to develop practical skills such as:

- Bending copper pipe and jointing skills,
- Plastic tube and fittings, steel pipe and fittings
- Hand and power tools, clipping and bracketing
- Lifting floor surfaces, cutting out timber and brickwork, tiling
- Installing bathroom appliances, radiator's etc
- Maintenance of taps and valves

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

Two GCSEs Grade 2 or above, including English Language or Maths.

After Your Course

This course can lead to progression on to a level 2 programme or Apprenticeship.

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5 May 2021 16:00 – 20:00