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Plumbing Level 1 Diploma at Lakes College West Cumbria

Course description

The Level 1 Diploma in Plumbing is an introductory course that will equip students with the basic practical skills and knowledge needed to start work in the plumbing industry. The one year, full time course comprises of theory work and practical sessions in the plumbing workshops in the College’s state-of-the-art Construction Skill Centre. The units covered will include: Structure of the Construction Industry, Fundamental safe working practices, Environmental & Sustainability measures, Site preparation, Above ground drainage, Copper pipework, Plastic pressure pipe, low carbon steel pipework, Installation & maintenance of Plumbing Systems, Plumbing Science This is an ideal course for those who work well in a team, enjoy working with their hands and is looking to take their first steps in a career becoming a domestic or industrial plumber. Maths and English will be at the core of your studies, both of which are essential if you wish to pursue a career in the industry.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs Grade E-G and/or demonstrate an interest in the subject. All places are subject to interview. Applicants subject to induction/probationary period.

Financial information

Free to all 16-18 and 19-23 year olds where needed as a stepping stone to progress to a Full Level 2. Also free to learners who are in receipt of JSA (Job Seekers Allowance) ESA ((Employment Support Allowance, (work related activity)) or Universal Credit (mandated). Where fees are payable you can set up a payment plan that best suits your needs

Future opportunities

This course will prepare you for the Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing. You may also wish to continue your studies as part of an Apprenticeship. This will give you real world experience in the industry with the benefit of a training wage. For more information on Apprenticeships please call our Apprenticeships team on 01946 839300

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lakes College West Cumbria directly.

Last updated date: 26 April 2016
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