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Plumbing - Diploma in Plumbing (Level 1) at Hopwood Hall College

Course description

This qualification covers all the essential knowledge and skills needed for a successful career in domestic plumbing and heating.
The Level 1 qualification is designed especially for new entrants to the industry, providing them with the basic skills and experience they need.

Course content

• Health and safety in building services engineering
• Electrical principles and processes for building services engineering
• Scientific principles for domestic, industrial and commercial plumbing
• Common plumbing processes
• Cold water systems
• Domestic hot water systems
• Sanitation
• Central heating systems
• Drainage systems
• Understand how to communicate with others within building services

Entry requirements

No formal qualifications.

Financial information

No cost for 16-19 year olds.

Future opportunities

Compelting this cuorse allows you to progress onto the Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing, courses in other building trades or an apprenticeship.

For further information on where this course can lead, speaking to a tutor can help identify the right pathways and destinations for your future. They can also refer you to the most relevant people for more targeted support and information should it be needed.

Further information

For more information please visit, pick up a prospectus from the Rochdale or Middleton Campus or call us on 0161 6437560.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hopwood Hall College directly.

Last updated date: 22 October 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Course code: TECL1PBFM1


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    • How to find us - 

      By Road: 
      The Middleton Campus is two miles from junction 20 on the M62. Take the A627(M) towards Oldham and leave at first junction and follow signs to Middleton.
      By Rail: 
      The Castleton rail station is 2 miles from the Middleton campus, and takes around ten minutes to reach by bus.
      By Bus: 
      The No. 17 bus service runs frequent between Rochdale and Manchester approximately every ten minutes and stops at the entrance to the Middleton Campus.