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Plumbing Diploma - Level 1 at Dudley College

Course description

This qualification covers the fundamental practical skills and knowledge required by someone aspiring to work in the plumbing industry. It covers a wide range of subjects including:

 

Course content

Practical Tasks

Fundamental safe working practices

  • Site preparation for working in the construction industry
  • Above ground drainage
  • Copper pipework
  • Plastic pressure pipework
  • Low carbon steel pipework
  • Installation, repair and maintenance of plumbing systems
  • Plumbing science.

Knowledge Tasks

Structure of the construction industry

  • Fundamental safe working practices
  • Environmental and sustainability measures in domestic dwellings
  • Site preparation for working in the construction industry
  • Above ground drainage
  • Copper pipework
  • Plastic pressure pipe
  • Low carbon steel
  • Installation, repair and maintenance of plumbing systems
  • Plumbing science.

In Addition

Functional skills/GCSE – maths & English

  • Work experience
  • Performance improvement programme.

Entry requirements

GCSE grade A – E and a successful interview.

Assessment

All assessments in this qualification are externally set (by City & Guilds), Centre marked assignments and practical assessments.

Financial information

There is no need to worry about the costs of coming to college as there is lots of financial help available. Our finance and welfare officers will be able to talk to you about any help that may be available to you based on your individual circumstances.

 

 

Examples of financial help are:

 

Bursary fund

 

 

Students aged 16-18 attending a full-time further education course can apply to the 16-18 Bursary Fund for help with college related costs. More information about the 16-18 Bursary Fund can be found at the website:https://www.gov.uk/1619-bursary-fund or by contacting our Student Finance team on 01384 363 555.

 

Free BUS PASS

 

We will provide a free bus pass to help with travel costs for 16-18* year olds on full-time programmes, based on individual circumstances**. To qualify for a free bus pass***, you must live more than one mile from the campus at which you will be studying and not already be in receipt of other financial support, such as Care to Learn funding.

 

*Under 19 as at 31 August 2017.

 

**Students with learning difficulties or disabilities who are unable to access public transport may still be able to receive help – talk to our Student Finance team.

 

***Evidence of family income will need to be provided.

 

For advice on help that may be available to you when you start college call our Student Finance team on 01384 363 555.

Future opportunities

Plumbing Diploma Level 2.

Further information

For further information about Dudley College and the courses on offer, please visit http://www.dudleycol.ac.uk or contact Student Services on 01384 363 363.

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: 13 February 2017
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    • At Mons Hill you will find:

      Construction

      With purpose-built workshops and training units ready to equip our students to go into any of the construction trades such as bricklaying, plastering, plumbing, heating & ventilating and carpentry.