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Plumbing Diploma 7202 Level 1 at New College Nottingham

Course description

If you are interested in a career in plumbing, this course is a great place to start.

By the end of the year, you'll have the core knowledge of the plumbing industry which you'll need to progress onto further study.

You'll be learning at our band new £27m Basford Hall campus, which is the largest construction training centre in the East Midlands, so you'll have access to great equipment and facilities. 

The course combines theory work with lots of practical hands-on experience, so you'll get a great all-round insight into what's involved in becoming a professional plumber. 

We are also proud to be in partnership with Baxi boilers who will be using the Basford Hall campus facilities as one of their new satellite training centres in Nottingham. Baxi have provided the college with some of their state of the art boilers for our students to practise the hands-on skills they have learnt at college. 

Course content

This course is your first step towards entering the plumbing industry. You will develop some of core skills and knowledge you'll need, including:

  • Working safely
  • The construction industry
  • Plumbing processes
  • Plumbing systems
  • Drainage systems
  • Repair and maintenance
  • Bending and joining methods
  • Installation practices

You'll be supported by tutors who have industry experience and will support you to learn, achieve and progress onto your next level of study. 

Entry requirements

You'll need GCSE maths and English at grades D or above. 


You will complete 10 assessments throughout your course in practical and theory.

Future opportunities

You could go onto Level 2 Plumbing following by Level 3 Plumbing. After completing these qualifications you could move onto an apprenticeship or into employment as a plumber' mate. 

If you would like to find out more about how this could unfold for you, our advisors are on hand to help – just click the Contact an Advisor option to the right.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact New College Nottingham directly.

Last updated date: 25 April 2016

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    • There's no better place to kick start a career in construction than at ncn Basford Hall - the largest construction training academy in the whole of the region.

      Whether you're just looking to start out or whether you're already a professional but looking to learn a new trade or brush up on existing skills, ncn Basford Hall has everything you need.

      Outstanding tutors, expansive workshop space, the latest technology and great links with industry are just some of what we offer.

      We offer courses from entry level through to degrees in the following areas:

      • Brickwork
      • Painting and Decorating
      • Fabrication and Welding
      • Carpentry and Joinery
      • Maintenance Operation
      • Site Supervision and Management
      • Health and Safety
      • Civil Engineering
      • Plastering
      • Electrical Installations
      • Tiling
      • Surveying

      But don't think ncn Basford Hall is all about Construction. As the newest and one of the largest college campuses in the region we offer a first-class experience for all our learners.

      The campus is also home to;

      • Public Services
      • Animal Care
      • Health Sciences
      • Applied Sciences
      • Forensic Science
      • Health & Social Care