This course has been designed for those with no previous experience of plumbing to provide a foundation for a career within the industry. You will benefit from a variety of activities designed to bring out the best of your potential and enable you to use your skills and knowledge to gain employment in the industry. The qualification recognises your job knowledge and tests the skills you have acquired.
Alongside this course you will also study the Welsh Baccalaureate, which is equivalent to 1 A level. Due to the structure of this course, on completion you will leave the College with 2 qualifications equivalent to 3 A-Levels, greatly enhancing your future opportunities.
What Will I Learn?
You will study 11 units, which will include: Safety; Plumbing Principles & Processes; Cold & Hot Water System; Sanitation; Central Heating; Electrical Supply; Sheet Lead & Environmental Awareness and Working Relationships.
The course contains both theory and practical plumbing workshop based lessons. You will also study Level 2 Essential Skills in Application of Number and Communication. Alongside this course you will also study the Welsh Baccalaureate.
For the Welsh Baccalaureate you will explore a wide range of areas including how Wales 'fits in' with Europe and the rest of the world, the health of the nation and how to be enterprising.
You will require successful completion of a Level 1 in Plumbing and completion of an entrance test
You will undertake a formal interview and college devised initial assessment in literacy and numeracy.
You will have practical and job knowledge unit tests as well as externally set tests and internally marked tests.
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Please note: Fees are payable for each year of study. Higher Education Fees for courses starting September 2020 have yet to be decided. We estimate that they will be confirmed by April 2020.
Purchase of steel toe capped boots, overalls and a course text book is required for this course. Please discuss this at interview stage with a tutor after you have applied.
- On successful completion of this course you will be able to progress to Plumbing Certificate Level 3 courses and future employment in plumbing.
Plumber or heating or ventilating engineer
Average salary: £26,072
Jobholders in this unit group assemble, install, maintain and repair plumbing fixtures, heating and ventilating systems and pipes and pipeline systems in commercial, residential and industrial premises and public buildings.
There are no formal academic requirements although GCSEs/S grades are advantageous. NVQs/SVQs in Mechanical Engineering Services are available at Levels 2 and 3. Apprenticeships are available for plumbing and lead to an NVQ/SVQ at Level 3.