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Plumbing & Heating Level 1 Diploma at Heart of Worcestershire College

Course description

Are you looking for a varied and rewarding career in construction? Would you like to become a highly skilled tradesman? Learn new technologies in an ever changing industry? If yes, this is the course for you. 

This qualification is designed to introduce you to the core skills needed for a career in the plumbing and heating industry. From installing sanitation systems and servicing boilers to laying underground drainage pipes, plumbing is a highly skilled field. There’s more to it than fixing a dripping tap! This vocational course provides you with hands on experience and knowledge of plumbing installation, repair and maintenance as well as introducing you to the wide range of materials, new technologies and industry know-how you need to succeed in this sector.

Entry requirements

You will need a reasonable standard of secondary education, ideally with a minimum grade D in maths and English. You will also be keen to enter a trade in plumbing or construction and eager to learn new skills.You will be invited to attend an interview, where you will complete a test for basic construction skills.


You will complete a number of practical tasks in the workshop that will be marked by your tutor. You will also complete some written theory work in the classroom and study centre.

Future opportunities

Successful completion of this course will allow you to progress onto ourDiploma in Plumbing & Heating, Level 2.

With further training, you could choose to work for a plumbing company, do contract work on large projects or set up your own self-employed business. With hard work and commitment to the job, plumbing can be a well-paid business.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Heart of Worcestershire College directly.

Last updated date: 29 September 2016

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