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Plumbing Studies

Course Code: FLPM
  • Level: 1
  • Qualification: City and Guilds, Diploma
  • Duration: One year
  • Course type: FREE (Eligibility Applies), Full-time
  • Time of day: Daytime
  • When you'll study: Two-three days per week, 9.00am - 5.00pm

What's it all about?

Be your own boss, meet new people, and learn a skill for life! This level 1 qualification in Plumbing Studies at City College Plymouth is ideal for those looking to learn the basic skills and knowledge involved in plumbing. It covers a range of basic tasks and will give you a foundation to further your studies in the construction sector or begin your career in this lucrative industry.

Course information

This course is made up of both practical and theory units and covers the following topics:

  • 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.

In order to be successful on this course, you will need the following:

  • GCSEs grades 2-3, or working towards this, in English and maths 
  • a genuine interest in the subject.

You will be assessed through a mixture of internally marked tests and practical tasks.

On successful completion of this course you may wish to progress to:

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

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Future careers

What you could earn:

Plumbers and Heating and Ventilating Engineers


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