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Plumbing Level 1 NVQ at Oaklands College

Course description

This qualification is for those wanting to enter the Plumbing or Electrical industry. It gives you the opportunity to pick up some core skills and knowledge and gives you the opportunity to progress onto either our Level 2 & 3 Plumbing or Electrical Installation qualifications.

Course content

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

You must have an interest in working in Plumbing and the Plumbing industry, have an aptitude for practical skills, a willingness and commitment to learn and GCSE grades E or above in English, Maths and Double Science.

These qualifications are aimed at learners who want to learn the basic skills and knowledge of either Plumbing or Electrical Installation.


Assessment on the level 1 program is through a range of methods that include written and on line exams, practical portfolio and in class assignments.

Financial information

16-18 years old, no tuition fees apply to Full Time courses and fees subject to confirmation. Additional costs applicable to BHS courses.

Future opportunities

It allows learners to progress to the following City & Guilds qualifications: · Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing Studies (6035-02) · Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Plumbing and Heating (6189-11) · Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Installing and Maintaining Domestic Heating Systems (6189-21)

Further information

You will also be required to undertake Maths and English at the appropriate level.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 09 September 2016
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