Is this the course for you?
If you want a career as a domestic or industrial plumber, heating engineer, drainage specialist, or maintenance engineer, or if you have ambitions of one day being self-employed with your own business, then the Level 1 Diploma in Plumbing Studies is a fantastic place to start.
This course will provide you with hands-on practical training in a number of essential skills and techniques, and introduce you to a variety of methods and materials, as well as developing your technical knowledge of plumbing.
You will be taught to use a variety of hand tools and equipment, learn about different joints and plumbing systems, and how to work with both copper and plastic piping. As well as increasing your practical skills in plumbing operations, you will also develop your knowledge of electrical and scientific principles for plumbing and service engineering, giving you a great platform to start your career, or progress to further training.
Note - Safety boots are required
What modules will you do?
You will develop knowledge, skills, and techniques in areas such as:
- Health and Safety in building service engineering
- Electrical principles and processes for building service engineering
- Scientific principles for domestic, industrial and commercial plumbing
- Common and basic plumbing operations
- Above ground drainage
- Copper pipework
- Plastic pipework
What do you need to apply?
2 GCSE qualifications (or equivalent) at grade D-G or 3-1 or above or Entry Level vocational qualification
Additional Information: You will have an initial assessment in English and maths
How will you be assessed?
You will be assessed by a combination of practical assessments, course work, and online exams.
Where can this course take you?
This course could lead to employment in a junior or trainee role in the plumbing industry; an apprenticeship; or provide the opportunity for further study and training.
After successfully passing the Level 1 Diploma in Plumbing Studies, you may wish to consider the following Level 2 course:
- Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing Studies (City and Guilds)