Course aims:

This course offers an introduction to plumbing studies and will prepare you for progression onto the level 2 programme or an apprenticeship.

You will:

  • Get the opportunity to engage in enrichment activities, project work and work placements with our industry partners
  • Study at our modern facilities in Newhaven
  • Be taught by fully trained and experienced teachers who are dedicated to your growth and development

Course content

The curriculum course will introduce you to all the different aspects of working as a plumber:

  • The structure of the construction industry
  • Fundamental safe working practices
  • Environmental and sustainability measures in domestic dwellings
  • Site preparation for working in the construction industry
  • Above ground drainage
  • Copper pipework
  • Plastic pressure pipework
  • Low carbon steel pipework
  • Installation, repair and maintenance of plumbing systems
  • Plumbing science

During the course, there will be a number of tests related to each unit in the qualification. These are to determine your level of competency, assess your progress and see what additional support we can provide.

Entry Requirements:

2 GCSE’s at grade E or above (or equivalent) and interview

Progression and links:

This level 1 diploma will provide you with the knowledge and understanding for progression onto the Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing Studies.