This one-year course is aimed at school leavers who wish to learn the fundamentals of plumbing. It acts as a building block for those who later wish to aspire to a career as a plumber in the Construction Industry.
You don't need any experience - you just need to be serious about having a go and seeing if plumbing is the right career for you. You’ll be invited to come in to discuss the programme and your career goals.
The programme provides opportunities for students to develop their knowledge, understanding, personal and practical skills that can be put to use in the field of plumbing. The programme is practically based. A total of eight units are required to achieve the qualification.
We offer a residential week and various activity days, in addition to College-wide trips, sports and visits.
During the course students are assessed with practical tests in the workshop, which are judged in accordance with the requirements set down by City & Guilds. There is no formal work experience for this programme of study. However, from time to time, the Construction department becomes involved in project work for the college. The skills learnt within the workshops are then applied to real working situations to enable these projects to be completed. Students are expected to take an active part in this process if required.
Many Level 1 students successfully progress to the Level 2 programme. Others move on to courses in different construction trades. Some find employment with local employers. Plumbing is still one of the most in-demand skills in the economy.
Success Rates on courses for 16-18 year-olds nearly 7% better than national average*