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Plumbing Entry 3 at Sheffield College

Course description

This is a one year full time course

About the course

The course takes place at Technology Engineering & Design at The Sheffield College .

It is designed as an introduction to the plumbing industry giving you some practical experience of the plumbing trade. You will learn about working with copper piping and learn simple plumbing systems. It will be a chance to improve your maths and English.

The course is approximately 50% practical with activities taking place in the workshop and 50% theory with classroom based activities.
Your progress will be reviewed regularly in tutorial sessions.
 
You will need to bring your own overalls and safety boots for workshop sessions. All other safety equipment will be provided.
You need to attend regularly and be on time for every lesson.

Functional Skills lessons form an important part of your course.
They include maths, English and ICT for you to help you improve your skills in these areas. There will be a formal assessment when you are ready.

Personal Study Time

Students are expected to work independently on project work away from the college.

Will this course suit me?

An ideal student for this course is one who is motivated with a desire to learn about the plumbing industry.

Qualification Title

BTEC award in work skills Entry 3.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements but those in education are expected to complete their current learning programme. You will be asked to complete an assessment of your maths and English skills at interview to help decide which level of study is right for you.

Assessment

Knowledge is assessed using on line exams, and also by oral questioning during practical assessments. Practical assessments will be carried out in the workshops following training and practice in the required competencies. Students will be required with assistance to build a portfolio of their work.

Financial information

Money

At The Sheffield College we will always do our best to support you through your studies, to make them as stress free as possible. We have a specialist support team who can give you all the advice you need on all things financial, including what might be available to you, so that you don’t go short and you can concentrate all your efforts into your studies.

Free meals

If you meet the eligibility criteria we’ll be able to support you with free meals. You’ll get an amount of money that you can use within the college shops and diners per day. This will be added to your student ID card which you will just swipe to purchase items.

Travel passes

Students (including Apprentices) of The Sheffield College who live in South Yorkshire are eligible for a 16–18 Student Pass which entitles pass holders to cheaper travel on buses and trams in South Yorkshire. Pass holders are also entitled to half fare on Northern train services in South Yorkshire.

Learner Support Fund

If you are enrolled with us, you may receive support towards the cost of:

  • Travel

  • Books and materials

  • Uniform and equipment

  • Essential course trips

  • NUS extra

  • DBS checks needed for your course (previously known as CRB)
  • UCAS registration fee and travel to interviews when applying for university

Future opportunities

Where can it lead?

You can progress onto the level 1 Plumbing course.

Further information

How to apply  

School pupils in Sheffield should apply online with the help of their school.  Other students can apply using a paper application form available from any college campus, by phoning 0114 2602600, or downloading one from our website www.sheffcol.ac.uk
 

Open Days

Why not come and see for yourself. Visit us on one of our open evenings and meet the people who will be teaching you, have a chat about what the course involves and look round our fantastic facilities where you’ll be learning.

Our City, Hillsborough, Peaks and Olive Grove campuses will be open on the following days:

  • Monday 20th November 2017, 3.30pm - 7pm
  • Tuesday 23rd January 2018, 3.30pm - 7pm
  • Wednesday 7th March 2018, 3.30pm - 7pm
  • Thursday 17th May 2018, 3.30pm - 7pm

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 17 October 2017
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    • Welcome to Olive Grove

       

      Olive Grove is The Sheffield College’s home of Engineering, Motor Vehicle, Gas Fitting and Plumbing, just a five minute walk down the road from our City Campus.

      After a recent major investment at Olive Grove, we have provided students with state-of-the-art workshops which include the exact same machinery as out in industry, the latest CAD software, new classrooms and a Learning Resource Centre to keep us at the cutting edge of the changes in Manufacture, Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

      Olive Grove also has a dedicated motor vehicle workshop with tyre fitting machine, wheel balancing machines and car ramps as well as a workshop for body repair and refinishing.

      Address

      Olive Grove, 2 Olive Grove Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S2 3GE

      By Car

      From the M1 use Junction 33 onto the Sheffield Parkway, which merges into the A61.

      At the large roundabout, take the third exit sign posted A61.

      Continue on A61, keeping the train station on your left, until you spot a McDonalds restaurant.

      After the traffic lights turn left on to Farm Road, keeping the McDonalds on your left.

      Carry straight on to East Bank Road for approximately 300 metres (passing a petrol station on your right).

      Olive Grove is on the right hand side.

      Parking

      Parking at Olive Grove is limited to those with Blue Badges, however the Grosvenor Casino (Duchess Road) offers pay-and-display public parking and is only a 5 minute walk from the campus. 

      By Train

      Sheffield Train Station is only 15 minutes from Olive Grove on foot.

      You can find more information about timetables and fares to Sheffield Train Station on the National Rail Enquiries website.

      By Tram

      Olive Grove is served by two nearby tram stops – Granville Road/Sheffield College and Park Grange Croft (both stops are on the Blue and Purple lines).

      You can find more information about timetables and fares on the Supertram website.

      By Bus

      The central bus terminal is approximately 15 minutes walk from Olive Grove Campus, and there are several other bus stops close by.

      Check out the Travel South Yorkshire website for further details, including timetables and fare prices.

      By Bike

      Olive Grove has secure bike storage on site. Please speak to Student Services to register and gain access to the storage facilities.

      Accessibility

      For accessibility information please see the Disabled Go website here.