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Bradford College

Plumbing Studies

Study Level
Level 1
Course Type
School Leavers
1 Academic Year
Start Date
September 2024
Study Mode
Trinity Green


This Level 1 qualification is for anyone who wants to work as a plumber in the building services engineering sector. You will learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in the plumbing sector.

It is practical based with classroom theory sessions, so while you learn the key information you will also to put your skills into practise. Studying in our excellent facilities means that you are prepared for your next steps, whether you move onto further study or employment.

  Key Info

You will learn about common plumbing processes helping to developing your foundation knowledge and skills. You will study central heating systems, draining systems, electrical principles and health and safety in building services engineering. 

On this course, you will develop both practical skills and knowledge to prepare you for work and further study in the plumbing and engineering sector.

  Qualification Gained: City and Guilds of London Institute Diploma in Plumbing Studies
  • Health and safety in building services engineering
  • Electrical principles and processes for building services engineering
  • Scientific principles for domestic, industrial and commercial plumbing
  • Common plumbing processes
  • Cold and hot water domestic water systems
  • Sanitation
  • Central heating systems
  • Drainage systems
  • Understand how to communicate with others within building services engineering

Entry to this course requires a minimum of a grade 4 in GCSE Maths and English.

The course is assessed by practical assessments and online exams for each unit. You will also carry out an assessment which requires you to install a bathroom suite.

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. Our students benefit from local site visits and trips to construction companies.

After successful completion of the course, you will be prepared to move into further study or employment in plumbing and construction.

If you have any questions or require any additional information, please contact [email protected]

Disclaimer: Our prospectus, college documents and website are simply here to offer a guide. We accept no liability for any inaccurate statements and are not responsible for any negative outcomes if you rely on an inaccurate statement. We reserve the right to withdraw any programmes or service at any time.

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