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Skills for Employment in the Construction Industry Level 1 Diploma at Bath College

Course description

This course will prepare you to working in the construction industry and will help you progress on to the Plumbing Level 2 course. Topics include trade skills, health and safety, plumbing, gas and electrical, and wood.

Course content

Units cover basic plumbing operations and associated trade skills:

  • Introduction to construction work
  • Principles of health and safety
  • Personal work skills
  • Handling and storing materials and components
  • Introduction to self-employment
  • Plumbing operations
  • Gas Operations
  • Electrical operations

Entry requirements

  • Four GCSEs at grade E or above, to include maths, English and science
  • A desire to enter the plumbing trade
  • Basic skills assessment
  • Interview


Practical coursework is assessed by our qualified trade assessors and theory work is assessed by a combination of coursework and end-tests. Functional skills are assessed by exam.

Future opportunities

This course provides an entry route into the Level 2 Plumbing and Domestic Heating course and allows you to investigate the industry and gain basic skills before progressing in a discipline. Progression on to higher levels may be dependent on you finding relevant work with an employer within the sector and meeting the particular entry requirements for that course.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 02 February 2016

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