Who is this course for?
The role of a Plumber is highly varied, ranging from routine servicing or emergency repairs to installing or decommissioning different systems for example heating or sanitary. Attention to detail is important as is the ability to use basic maths, volumes and measurements.
If you are over 19 years and have little or no previous experience in this trade, this technical certificate which will give you the underpinning knowledge required to develop a wide range of skills including installation, commissioning and maintenance. This qualification is also available as a day release course - please see the appropriate leaflet for more information.
To be a qualified tradesperson you will need to complete the NVQ Level 2/3 in your chosen trade. If you have 5 years previous experience in the plumbing industry you may be eligible to enrol direct onto the NVQ. The NVQ is a work-oriented qualification which requires you to build a portfolio of evidence; therefore, you should be suitably employed in a related role.
If you are under 23 years and have relevant employment, you could follow the apprenticeship route - please see the appropriate leaflet for more information.
Teaching and Assessment
Teaching has an emphasis on 'learning by doing'. During the course you will study a range of units developing your knowledge and skills through practical and theory sessions.
- Safety, key principles and common processes
- Cold water systems
- Domestic hot water systems
- Above ground discharge pipework systems
- Central heating systems - pipework
- Electrical supply and earth continuity systems
- Sheet lead weathering systems
- Environmental awareness
Achievement will be through the successful completion of all units including on-line exams.
Career & Progression Opportunities
Career opportunities and progression include:
- C&G 6035 Level 3
- NVQ Level 2 and 3
- Domestic Plumber (employed or self employed)
- Industrial/Commercial Plumber (employed or self employed.
- Team Leader/Supervisor
As a minimum you should have a GCSE C or above in Maths and English, however, you will be invited to interview with a member of the course team and will be required to undertake an initial assessment to determine your entry level.
Tuition Fees: on enquiry
*Full fees do not apply to all, please enquire upon application.
An equipment list will be sent out prior to the course starting. Basic equipment will include steel toe capped safety boots or shoes and fire retardent overalls.
For further guidance and advice contact the Careers team on 01823 366 331, or email email@example.com