Plumbing Diploma Level 1 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

This course is designed for those wishing to gain a basic understanding of plumbing and heating before entering the industry as an Apprentice. The course will focus on a range of basic plumbing theory and practices, and you will be taught in a realistic environment with excellent up-to-date facilities.

Subjects include:

  • Pipe bending and types of jointing
  • Basic maintenance on taps and valves
  • Rainwater systems maintenance
  • Basin and toilet installation and maintenance
  • Health and safety
  • Environmental awareness

Assessment Methods

Assessment is through a range of basic practical tasks and a portfolio.

Progression Options

On successful completion you could progress to the Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing at the College. Alternatively, you could secure an employer and work towards a Level 2 Apprenticeship in Plumbing.

Course Summary

Course Title Plumbing Diploma Level 1
Entry Requirements

You need four GCSEs at grade D or 3, or above and an interest in the plumbing
industry. Entry is also subject to a successful interview.

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