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.
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.
Course fees are per year. The current fee information is related to the 2019/20 academic year and is subject to change before the start of the course. Fees for 2020/21 will be updated in the Spring Term. There may also be additional costs associated with the course.
This course is funded by the government and may be free if you are:
- Aged 16-18 on 31/08/19
- Aged 19-23 on an Entry Level or Level 1 course with intent to progress to a Level 2 course
- Aged 19-23 on your first full Level 2 or Level 3 course
- Aged 19-23 on your first Level 4 course (if you haven’t already got a Level 3 qualification)
- Aged 19+ on Functions Skills or GCSE English or Maths
- Unemployed and in receipt of JSA/ESA(WRAG)/Universal Credit or another eligible state benefit on an Entry Level, Level 1 or Level 2 course
- Member of a low income household & in financial hardship on an Entry Level, Level 1 or Level 2 course