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Level 1 Diploma in Plumbing Studies at ProCo NW Ltd

Course description

This introductory plumbing course includes a mixture of theory and practical sessions. Learners will develop their practical skills by learning how to construct plumbing systems as well as learn the science and theory behind the plumbing trade. 

Course content

  • Structure of the construction industry
  • Fundamental safe working practices
  • Environmental and sustainability measures in domestic dwellings
  • Site preparations 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

Entry requirements

No entry requirements needed.


  • Practical assessments
  • Assignments

Financial information

To support progression and development each learner can apply for a bursary which is means tested and dependent on attendance.

Future opportunities

After completing this course, learners can progress onto a Level 2 Plumbing Study Programme or a Level 2 Plumbing Apprenticeship.

Further information

A qualified plumber can earn between £22,000-£35,000 a year.

To be a plumber you will need:

  • the ability to follow technical drawings
  • good practical skills
  • good problem-solving skills
  • a careful, well-ordered approach to work
  • awareness of safety issues and legal regulations

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: 01 October 2015
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    • Wigan Skills Centre

      Our Wigan Skills Centre is located a few minutes walk from Wigan town centre. With excellent transport links the learning centre, on Prescott Street, is easily accessible.

      House in the learning centre is motor vehicle garage, fully-equied with a range of cars, machinery and tools.

      ProCo's brickwork, plastering, plumbing and joinery workshops are also located at the centre.