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Plumbing Studies Level 1 Diploma at Ealing, Hammersmith & West London College

Course description

This City & Guilds course will cover the practical and job-related knowledge needed for those who want to work in the plumbing industry. The aim of the qualification is to provide a basic introduction to the plumbing sector.

Key areas of study are: Unit 101 Structure of the construction industry Unit 102 fundamental safe working practices Unit 103 Environmental and sustainability measures in domestic dwellings Unit 104 Site preparation for working in the construction industry Unit 108 Above ground drainage Unit 109 Copper pipework Unit 110 Plastic pressure pipework Unit 111 Low carbon steel pipework Unit 112 Installation, repair and maintenance of plumbing systems Unit 113 Plumbing science

Entry requirements

The minimum entry criteria are Functional Skills Entry 3 English and Maths. Where appropriate students will work towards Level 1 Functional Skills or will complete GCSE resits whilst completing the course especially if you are hoping to progress onto Level 2 programmes.


Your course will be assessed by observation of your workshop practical activities by an assessor and also job knowledge will be assessed by you completing a written portfolio, demonstrating knowledge on the following: Plumbing systems

The assignment covers the skills and knowledge in the units. Are set by City & Guilds, delivered and marked by the tutor/assessor and will be externally verified by City & Guilds to make sure it is properly carried out.

Future opportunities

You will have the opportunity to progress onto Plumbing Level 2 course.

Further information

The course is 16 hours a week consisting of practical, theory and functional skills Maths and English and directed study.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ealing, Hammersmith & West London College directly.

Last updated date: 06 January 2017