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Diploma in Plumbing Level 1

Ashington Campus
Course Code:
Awarding Body:

City and Guilds Diploma in Plumbing Studies (QCF) Level 1

Start Date:
10 September

Who is the course for?

This level is suitable for beginners who want to get into Plumbing industry. This covers the basics of plumbing and leads onto the Level 2

Do I need any formal qualifications?

A minimum of 2 GCSE's at A*-G including English and Maths or equivalent

What will I study on the course?

You will study installation, repair and maintenance of plumbing systems, above ground drainage pipework (copper, plastic, low carbon steel) and plumbing science.

This introduction to Plumbing gives you the basic skills and knowledge required to work as a trainee Plumber. You ll learn the importance of working safely, how water is affected by gravity, cold/heat and pressure. It will guide you on site preparation, knowing the different grades of copper, which tools to and what they are called. You ll also learn about hot and cold water, drainage, rainwater and renewable energies.

Our progress will be assessed by assignments issued at regular intervals for each subject. They will need to be completed within a specified amount of time then handed in by a deadline date. There will be college assessed exams to be completed.

All students undertake functional skills at an appropriate level. You will be encouraged to continue at the next level; an appropriate NVQ/PEO practical engineering course or consider another course option from our college prospectus.

City and Guilds Diploma in Plumbing Studies (QCF) Level 1

On successful completion of the Level 1; you could progress onto the Level 2 full time or an apprenticeship Level 2 programme if you find an employer.

Many of our learners study for free with a Fee Waiver when they are in receipt of qualifying benefits or studying a first full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification and meet age restrictions or are aged between 16-18.

If you are not entitled to a Fee Waiver, you may be entitled to receive Learner Support Funds to help with paying your course fees, or if you are aged over 19 and planning to study at Level 3 or 4 and have not previously studied at Level 3 or above you will be able to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan that covers the costs of your tuition fees. The loan will not cover the cost of any examination / registration fees and these will need to be paid for separately, or you may be entitled to receive Learner Support Funds to help cover the cost.

All learners may also apply for help with the cost of travel to college and the college may be able to help with the costs of childcare, travel, books, equipment and meals.

For more information our Help Hub team is available on 01670 841 200 or email helphub@northland.ac.uk.

How can I apply for this course?

Apply online by clicking here and registering, alternatively please contact our Help Hub on 01670 841 200, email helphub@northland.ac.uk or drop in to one of our open events.

Alternatively, if this is the course for you please click Book and Enrol Now – please note this option is only available for certain courses.

Where can I get any further information about the course?

You may find further information within this website including within case studies and our media gallery. You may also come along to an open event – dates of college events are listed here http://www.northumberland.ac.uk/events/

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