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Basic Plumbing Level 1 Diploma at Bromley College of Further & Higher Education

Course description

Every household or business needs to call on a plumber for help now and again. Plumbers install and repair the incredible system of pipes, tubing and fixtures that deliver drinking water, provide heating, and remove waste.

Learning basic plumbing skills will help prepare you for a career in one of the world's most essential industries.

Course content

You have a fantastic opportunity to learn about installing all necessary plumbing equipment for domestic properties, and to do so in the College’s brand new workshop and classroom facilities.

  • Learn pipe cutting and threading, pipe bending and pipe fitting.
  • Make use of the latest materials, such as copper pipes with solder joints and PVC pipes with push fit connections.
  • Learn in unique work areas that will give allow you to install bathrooms, connect to pre-fixed boilers, and install radiators for domestic properties.
  • Learn to install drainage systems and the correct methods for fitting guttering.

This course offers many different practical activities, all of which are involved in the world of plumbing.

The course will also allow you to research and develop your health and safety skills, including enhancing skills for working at heights, learning correct procedures for lifting and carrying heavy loads, and basic first aid.

Ascentis is the awarding body for this course.

Entry requirements

This course has no specific entry requirements; however, students must have attended one of Bromley College's taster day events and participated in online Maths and English assessments.

Assessment

You will be taught both in classrooms and practical workshops, and will learn in an interesting, fun and informative manner.

The course structure will give you the opportunity to become qualified plumbers and will help to enhance your social skills, which will be helpful when applying for jobs in the plumbing industry.

Financial information

You will be required to purchase your own safety boots, but all other materials will be provided.

Future opportunities

After successfully completing this course, you will be given the opportunity to progress onto the Level 2 plumbing course.

Further information

This course begins in September and runs for 36 weeks. You will attend the Bromley Campus two days a week in order to complete this course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bromley College of Further & Higher Education directly.

Last updated date: 10 February 2016
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    • Only ten minutes from Bromley town centre, our Bromley Campus sits in acres of green space, providing the perfect setting for studying. There’s an impressive Learning Resource Centre, three cafes, two IT study centres and buzzing Common Rooms.

      Our Technology Centre gives our construction, motor vehicle and engineering students the  opportunity to work in specialist industry standard workshops.

      Enhance, our West End style hair and beauty salon, offers a modern learning environment and a range of hair, beauty and nail treatments for students, staff and the general public.

      Our brand new Sports Centre provides 21st century sports facilities for our students and the local community. Set over two floors, the new centre houses badminton and basketball courts, indoor football, a state-of-the-art gymnasium, new lecture theatre, sport science labs and specialist demonstration facilities.

      - See more at: http://www.bromley.ac.uk/about-the-college/our-campuses/#sthash.G6plek0Q.dpuf

      Only ten minutes from Bromley town centre, our Bromley Campus sits in acres of green space, providing the perfect setting for studying. There’s an impressive Learning Resource Centre, three cafes, two IT study centres and buzzing Common Rooms.

      Our Technology Centre gives our construction, motor vehicle and engineering students the  opportunity to work in specialist industry standard workshops.

      Enhance, our West End style hair and beauty salon, offers a modern learning environment and a range of hair, beauty and nail treatments for students, staff and the general public.

      Our brand new Sports Centre provides 21st century sports facilities for our students and the local community. Set over two floors, the new centre houses badminton and basketball courts, indoor football, a state-of-the-art gymnasium, new lecture theatre, sport science labs and specialist demonstration facilities

      - See more at: http://www.bromley.ac.uk/about-the-college/our-campuses/#sthash.G6plek0Q.dpuf

      Only ten minutes from Bromley town centre, our Bromley Campus sits in acres of green space, providing the perfect setting for studying. There’s an impressive Learning Resource Centre, three cafes, two IT study centres and buzzing Common Rooms.

      Our Technology Centre gives our construction, motor vehicle and engineering students the  opportunity to work in specialist industry standard workshops.

      Enhance, our West End style hair and beauty salon, offers a modern learning environment and a range of hair, beauty and nail treatments for students, staff and the general public.

      Our brand new Sports Centre provides 21st century sports facilities for our students and the local community. Set over two floors, the new centre houses badminton and basketball courts, indoor football, a state-of-the-art gymnasium, new lecture theatre, sport science labs and specialist demonstration facilities