Plumbing Entry 3 at Sheffield College
This is a one year full time course
About the course
The course takes place at Technology Engineering & Design at The Sheffield College .
It is designed as an introduction to the plumbing industry giving you some practical experience of the plumbing trade. You will learn about working with copper piping and learn simple plumbing systems. It will be a chance to improve your maths and English.
The course is approximately 50% practical with activities taking place in the workshop and 50% theory with classroom based activities.
Your progress will be reviewed regularly in tutorial sessions.
You will need to bring your own overalls and safety boots for workshop sessions. All other safety equipment will be provided.
You need to attend regularly and be on time for every lesson.
Functional Skills lessons form an important part of your course.
They include maths, English and ICT for you to help you improve your skills in these areas. There will be a formal assessment when you are ready.
Personal Study Time
Students are expected to work independently on project work away from the college.
Will this course suit me?
An ideal student for this course is one who is motivated with a desire to learn about the plumbing industry.
BTEC award in work skills Entry 3.
There are no formal entry requirements but those in education are expected to complete their current learning programme. You will be asked to complete an assessment of your maths and English skills at interview to help decide which level of study is right for you.
Knowledge is assessed using on line exams, and also by oral questioning during practical assessments. Practical assessments will be carried out in the workshops following training and practice in the required competencies. Students will be required with assistance to build a portfolio of their work.
At The Sheffield College we will always do our best to support you through your studies, to make them as stress free as possible. We have a specialist support team who can give you all the advice you need on all things financial, including what might be available to you, so that you don’t go short and you can concentrate all your efforts into your studies.
If you meet the eligibility criteria we’ll be able to support you with free meals. You’ll get an amount of money that you can use within the college shops and diners per day. This will be added to your student ID card which you will just swipe to purchase items.
Students (including Apprentices) of The Sheffield College who live in South Yorkshire are eligible for a 16–18 Student Pass which entitles pass holders to cheaper travel on buses and trams in South Yorkshire. Pass holders are also entitled to half fare on Northern train services in South Yorkshire.
Learner Support Fund
If you are enrolled with us, you may receive support towards the cost of:
Books and materials
Uniform and equipment
Essential course trips
- DBS checks needed for your course (previously known as CRB)
UCAS registration fee and travel to interviews when applying for university
Where can it lead?
You can progress onto the level 1 Plumbing course.
How to apply
School pupils in Sheffield should apply online with the help of their school. Other students can apply using a paper application form available from any college campus, by phoning 0114 2602600, or downloading one from our website www.sheffcol.ac.uk
Why not come and see for yourself. Visit us on one of our open evenings and meet the people who will be teaching you, have a chat about what the course involves and look round our fantastic facilities where you’ll be learning.
Our City, Hillsborough, Peaks and Olive Grove campuses will be open on the following days:
- Monday 20th November 2017, 3.30pm - 7pm
- Tuesday 23rd January 2018, 3.30pm - 7pm
- Wednesday 7th March 2018, 3.30pm - 7pm
- Thursday 17th May 2018, 3.30pm - 7pm
How to apply
You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.