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Introduction to Building Services - Plumbing Level 1 at Hackney Community College

Course description

This is a foundation level qualification specifically for 16-18 year-olds where you will learn the basics of plumbing. It’s a one year, full-time course which covers health and safety, cold and hot water systems, bathroom fittings and how to use materials of the trades. Most of the course is practical, but there are a number of written assignments to be completed.


Course content

Theory work will be done in classrooms and practical sessions will be conducted in fully-equipped workshops.

The course runs over 2.5 days a week and you should be able to successfully pass this course without the need to do extra work outside of your lessons. However, you may feel the need to complete extra studying in order to pass your Functional Skills Mathematics and English which are essential if you wish to progress on to a Level 2 course.



Entry requirements

College interview and assessment.



City & Guilds online multiple choice tests and assignments which cover the practical aspects of the course.


Financial information

·         16-18 year-olds do not have to pay tuition fees on FE courses

·         many 16-18 year-olds may be eligible to receive a bursary

·         many 16-18 year-olds can receive a Free College Meals pass (depending on eligibility)

·         Transport for London student travel cards are available.

·         Re-sits, CRB fees and other incidental costs are to be paid when due.

Future opportunities

Employment or higher level courses.


Further information

Before you start your lessons, you’ll take part in induction sessions, where you’ll meet other students and find out all about the support that’s available to you. This includes learning about the Virtual Learning Environment, tutorials and the campus facilities. All students can receive free, confidential and impartial advice on things like: your next step in education or your career, finance, housing, health, immigration, benefit claims, legal problems, sexual health, drugs, staying safe, personal / emotional concerns and other issues.


How to apply

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

Last updated date: 18 April 2016
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