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Plumbing - Apprenticeship at Hackney Community College

Course description

This course leads to an Apprenticeship in Plumbing. You will study all aspects of plumbing at Level 2. This Apprenticeship covers training in a range of plumbing systems and components and their installation. The plumbing industry is a key part of the UK’s construction industry. It’s a highly competitive field that employs skilled craftspeople and technicians who work with a wide range of materials and technologies. Plumbers must be familiar with everything from domestic boilers to advanced welding techniques to computerised control systems. From installing sanitation systems and servicing boilers to laying underground drainage pipes, plumbers work for the construction industry as well as for commercial and domestic clients. In recent years, the industry has also been involved with developing environmentally-sound technologies like solar water heating and rain water harvesting. As a Plumbing apprentice, you’ll learn about the installation and maintenance of plumbing systems and components. You’ll also take a certificate in basic plumbing skills, covering safety, cold water and hot water systems, sanitation, and central heating. As a plumber, you could find yourself working in many different places – from construction sites to residential homes. Job prospects are good, with plenty of scope for self-employment.

Entry requirements

Employed at Level 1.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

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Key information

  • Start date: Unknown
  • Duration: 1 year


  • Contact details
    • Address:
    • Workplace Based Training
    • SW1A 0AA