Level 1 Plumbing
|Mode of study||Vocational Full-time|
|Campus||London Road Campus|
|Start date||6 September 2022|
|Course code||FLR1PLB (2223)|
Who is it for?
This level is suitable for beginners and provides an introduction for people thinking about a career in plumbing. You will be learning basic skills and knowledge and will be supervised as you undertake various practical and knowledge based activities. This course gives you the skills and confidence to undertake basic plumbing techniques and focus on practical aspects of learning the plumbing industry. Progression from the programme would be onto a Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing or onto an Apprenticeship with a suitable employer.
Preferably English and Maths GCSE at grade 3 to enable progression
What does the course involve?
About 80% of people employed in the plumbing industry work as domestic plumbers, whilst 20% work as commercial plumbers. With a predicted increase in the number of people required in the sector, prospects for new entrants are strong. The plumbing industry is at the forefront of environmentally friendly technologies, designing and installing low carbon systems involving solar water and rainwater harvesting.
The course covers the following units:
- The structure of the construction industry
- Fundamental safe working practices
- Environmental and sustainability measures in domestic dwellings
- Site preparation for working in the construction industry
- Above ground drainage
- Copper pipework
- Plastic pressure pipework
- Low carbon steel pipework
- Installation, repair, and maintenance of plumbing systems
- Plumbing science.
All students must study English and Maths (if grade 4 has not already been achieved) in either GCSE or Functional Skills.
How is the course assessed?
Each unit will be assessed by written assessments supported with practical assessments throughout the year together with two online multiple-choice knowledge tests.
How much does it cost?
You will be expected to provide your own overalls, safety shoes and contribute to the cost of any additional enrichment activities. If you are aged 19 or over materials fees are payable on enrolment.
Upon the successful completion of this course, you will have the option to progress to the Level 2 Plumbing course. An alternative option would be to go to do an apprenticeship with a plumbing company. We can help you with this option, please go to www.scg.ac.uk/apprenticeships In order to work as a plumber, you need to progress to Level 2, either full-time or as an apprentice.
Our expert teaching and fantastic facilities will aid your progression. We also offer our students the opportunity to enter local, national, and international competitions including the UK SkillBuild competition.
What do I do next?
You can apply online via the APPLY NOW button. You can also apply for a second, alternative programme of study such as A Levels via a separate application. If after reading this factsheet, you are still undecided about the course most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Open Evenings, ring Admissions on 01743 342346 or email email@example.com
Level 2 Plumbing
Previous Institution: Church Stretton School
It’s great seeing the improvements I’ve made on the course and I’m looking forward to moving on to an Apprenticeship. This is a great trade to work in as there are lots of opportunities to specialise in different areas of plumbing.
Level 2 Plumbing
Previous school: home schooled
I chose this course as I want to follow in the family trade. I’ve had work experience with my father, so I knew that plumbing was an area I’d like to work in. This is a very enjoyable course, covering lots of skills, as well as giving you the opportunity to work with new materials. After this course I plan to go on to an Apprenticeship.
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