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Level 1 Diploma in Plumbing at Ashford College

Course description

This Level 1 Diploma is suitable if you have no previous experience within the Plumbing sector. This level is ideal if you’re just starting out and want a good basic understanding of the Plumbing industry. Learners will have the opportunity on completion to progress onto the next level of vocational learning within the Plumbing sector.

It is a practical course delivered in well-equipped College workshops with theory learned in classrooms.

This is a Level 1 qualification that enables you to progress into further learning in the Building Services sector. You will learn basic practical skills that enable you to complete common plumbing tasks.

This qualification enables you to develop craft and handskills before progressing into further learning within the plumbing sector. All of the units develop your practical skills and enable you to demonstrate your ability to complete common tasks within the industry. This is a stand alone qualification, and is suitable for anyone aged 16 and over.

While studying this qualification, learners will undertake the following mandatory units:

• Structure of the construction industry
• Fundamental safe working practices
• Above ground drainage
• Environmental and sustainability measures in domestic dwellings
• Plumbing science
• Site preparation for working in the construction industry
• Plastic pressure pipework
• Low carbon steel pipework
• Installation, repair and maintenance of plumbing systems
• Copper pipework

Assessment is based on practical work, coursework and externally set examinations throughout the course.

Supported work experience is arranged with your tutor.

English and maths are an important part of the course, whether at a functional skills or GCSE level.

Entry requirements

You will need four GCSEs at Grades D-G/3-1 or above, including English and maths at Grade D/3.

Future opportunities

Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing and Heating, Level 2 Electrical Installation or Intermediate Apprenticeship in Plumbing.

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: 30 October 2018
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