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Plumbing - Level 1

This course will allow you to develop the underpinning knowledge and practical skills to become a 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.

The programme also includes studying maths and English towards GCSE grade A*-C (new grading system: 9-4) if you do not already have these grades.

What topics/modules are covered?

  • Health and safety
  • Basic plumbing installation
  • Introduction to the plumbing industry
  • The routes available for a career in the plumbing industry

What are the entry requirements?

In order to qualify for this course, you will need:

  • GCSE grades in maths and English are desirable but not essential

Entry to all courses are subject to a successful interview, a satisfactory reference from your school or employer and evidence that you will be a committed student

Career Path

  • Plumber
  • Heating Engineer

What qualification will I gain?

Level 1 Diploma in Plumbing.

Start date



1 year.

Where will I be based?

The Pembroke Centre, Hugh Baird College.





Terms, Conditions and Disclaimer

We reserve the right to make changes and improvements to the provision of courses and other details. There are minimum numbers of students required for each course to run. Should there be insufficient numbers to run a particular course, then every effort will be made to enrol you on a similar, appropriate course.

Last modified on Wednesday, 15 February 2017 09:55