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Plumbing Diploma Level 1 at New College Stamford

Course description

Gain the basic underpinning knowledge and grounding for a future within the plumbing trade. Take your first steps towards being a qualified plumbing gaining practical and transferable skills in our new plumbing workshops. You will study topics such as above ground drainage, copper, plastic and low carbon steel pipework and plumbing science.You will have the opportunity to visit the Construction Trade Fair at the NEC in Birmingham, as well as other trade based events. You can also take part in regional and national competitions such as World Skills Build which has seen the very best in the Construction industry compete for over 45 years!This course is approximately 50% theory and 50% practical.

Course content

You will develop the practical skills that are required in the industry in our modern, fully equipped workshop.The knowledge required to support this is learnt through a combination of workbooks and assignments using on-line resources.In order to give you an insight into the real working environment you will be supported to find and undertake a week of work experience. The College is also proactive in undertaking community projects.All materials used to support you in your studies are also made available via the internet.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at grades D or above , including English, maths and science at grades D/3 or above, or a construction related entry course.


You will be assessed through written paper based assessments which will take place at the end of each theory unit. Ongoing practical assessments will be completed through a series of tasks to specification which will increase in complexity through the year.

Future opportunities

On successful completion of this course you can progress on to the Plumbing Diploma Level 2 or a Plumbing Apprenticeship.

Further information

You will require a uniform consisting of steel toe capped boots and overalls which can be purchased from our website. During your interview you will also sit an online suitability assessment. The result of this, plus your previous academic achievements and maturity will determine the level of course you are offered.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 03 November 2016
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