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Plumbing Level 1 Diploma at Preston's College

Course description

The course is designed for students who are just starting out a career pathway within the plumbing industry and require a broad range of skills to progress into the workplace. On the Level 1 Diploma in Plumbing Studies there is a combination of practical and theoretical elements.

Course content

The course consists of assessment units which assess the competence of a candidate over a wide range of activities. There will be a high emphasis on Health and Safety and correct working methods. The Unit titles are:

-Structure of the Construction Industry
-Fundamental Safe Working Practices
-Environmental and Sustainability Measures in Domestic Dwellings
-Site Preparation or Working in the Construction Industry
-Copper Pipework, Plastic Pressure Pipework and Low Carbon Steel Pipework Fabrication
-Installation, Repair and Maintenance of Plumbing Systems
-Plumbing Science and Technology

Entry requirements

You need a profile of mainly grade E’s at GCSE including English and maths.


A mix of practical assessments and written work.

Future opportunities

This course introduces you to plumbing skills and you can progress onto higher level plumbing courses or training to become a gas engineer.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Preston's College directly.

Last updated date: 25 May 2016
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