This course will provide you with an in-depth understanding of plumbing, and will help you gain the knowledge and skills to pursue a career in this sector.
You will have practical training in our industry standard workshops where you will gain both hands-on experience and theoretical knowledge.
Recent improvements have been made to our sophisticated plumbing facilities, as part of our £5 million redevelopment.
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This advanced course will prepare you for employment/self-employment as a plumber or gas engineer.
This course aims to provide learners with the theoretical and practical skills required to work within the plumbing sector.
- Understand and Apply Domestic Cold Water System Installation, Commissioning, Service and Maintenance Techniques
- Understand How to Organise Resources within BSE
- Understand and Apply Domestic Hot Water System Installation, Commissioning, Service and Maintenance Techniques
- Understand and Apply Domestic Central Heating System Installation, Commissioning, Service and Maintenance Techniques
- Understand and Carry Out Electrical Work on Domestic Plumbing and Heating Systems and Components
- Understand and Apply Domestic Sanitation System Installation, Commissioning, Service and Maintenance Techniques.
You will have a weekly tutorial, take part in course enrichment activities, and study maths and English.
Average number of hours per week
Practical 6.5 hrs
Theory 6.5 hrs
*Days and times of study are subject to change. Timetables are confirmed at the start of term.
Teaching & assessment
You will complete six online examinations and six practical portfolio units.
Maths and English
Maths and English skills are essential for the workplace and university.
Our links with industry allow you to gain knowledge from guest speakers, visits to industry, and local and national plumbing competitions.
You will be given the opportunity to work with plumbing and heating company D J McGough, to gain hands-on experience and develop your skills.
You will need to be able to follow technical drawings and plans, have excellent customer care skills, good at solving problems,
excellent practical skills and an aptitude for maths, engineering and science.
Please note these prices are for the current academic year and may be subject to change for our courses starting in future years.
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You will be required to purchase boots and overalls.
To assess your suitability to the course, you will have an interview with a member of the curriculum team and undertake initial assessments in literacy, numeracy and practical skills.
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You will hold a minimum of grade C (or equivalent) in maths, science and English, or a Level 2 qualification in a relevant subject.