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Key details

Attendance Part-Time
Duration 36 weeks (1-2 evenings per week)
Code
Awarding Body City & Guilds
Level Further Education
Start Date 11/01/2021

Other start dates

Course overview

This Level 1 qualification enables you to learn and develop practical skills required to complete common tasks in plumbing.

It is practical based with classroom theory sessions.

Attendance is two evenings per week (Tuesdays and Thursdays) or all day Friday for 36 weeks.

What you'll study

You will study the following units:
  • 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, plastic pressure & low carbon steel pipework
  • Installation, repair and maintenance of plumbing systems
  • Plumbing science
  • You will study the following units:
    • 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, plastic pressure & low carbon steel pipework
    • Installation, repair and maintenance of plumbing systems
    • Plumbing science

Assessment

The course is assessed by continuous practical assessments with written knowledge questioning for each unit.

Entry requirements

You will be interviewed to assess your suitability for the course.

You will also take an assessment for English and Maths.

You must achieve a minimum of Entry Level 3 in both subjects.

Work experience

Much like electrical installation, you can chose to work for yourself; fitting central heating, repairing boilers and putting new bathrooms in - or you can take advantage of our partnerships with utilities companies and go to the industrial side of things and specialise in fitting pipework that needs a crane to lift it!

With a big focus on energy efficiency and the environment, there's never been a better time to train as a modern plumber.

Next steps

You will be required to wear safety boots with steel toe caps and hi-vis vest when working in the College workshops. Successful completion of a Level 1 course can lead onto Level 2 and 3 courses. Your course may include work experience or a work placement that could lead to the offer of a part-time or casual work, or you might work outside of your studies. A plumber has the potential to earn anywhere between £12K and £40 per year. Career opportunities are available through large contractors and smaller specialist employers in the public and private sectors. You could also train to become your own boss and become self-employed. Our students benefit from local site visits and trips to construction companies, such as our award-winning local partner Priestley Construction. Our Careers Guidance Team can assist you with choosing the right course and thinking about where this might take you in the future. Email: careers@bradfordcollege.ac.uk Our Work Placements Team can assist you in finding a work placement which provides you with hands-on experience in the industry linked to your course. Tel: 01274 088 943 Email: workplacements@bradfordcollege.ac.uk

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Tuition fees

If you are aged 19+ and studying a Further Education Course at Bradford College, you may have to pay course fees.

The amount depends on the course and on the number of hours. Actual costs can be obtained from our team.

Email: enrolment@bradfordcollege.ac.uk.

Student Finance

You may be entitled to financial support whilst you study. For more information, contact our Student Finance Team.

Tel: 01274 088 349 Email: studentfunding@bradfordcollege.ac.uk

For information about our student services, please click here.

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