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Plumbing Studies Level 1 Diploma at Hartlepool College of Further Education

Course description

This qualification is for those wanting to enter the Plumbing industry. It gives you the opportunity to pick up some core skills and knowledgte and gives you the opportunity to progress onto our Level 2 Plumbing qualifications. These qualifications are aimed at learners who want to learn the basic skills and knowledge of Plumbing Installation.

Course content

The course consists of several different units which include:

  • Installation
  • Repair and maintenance of plumbing systems
  • Above ground drainage
  • Pipework (copper, plastic, low carbon steel)
  • Plumbing science

Also the structure of the construction industry, environmental and sustainability measures, and site preparation in the construction industry.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for candidates undertaking this qualification.


You will be assessed on your practical skills and the knowledge you gain through practical tasks and unit tests.

Future opportunities

Progression will be onto a Level 2 Plumbing qualification, either as an apprentice, L2 NVQ Diploma or full-time L2 Diploma in Plumbing Studies.

Further information

All PPE is provided.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hartlepool College of Further Education directly.

Last updated date: 03 January 2017
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    • It is in one of the town’s most central locations, Hartlepool’s railway station, shopping precinct, retail park, cinema, marina and Historic Quay are all within five minutes walking distance.