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If you have your sights set on a career in plumbing, this course will help you progress towards your goal. Combining practical tasks and theory, the subjects you will cover include health and safety, common plumbing processes, cold water systems, electrical systems, environmental awareness, key plumbing principles, sanitation systems, and central heating systems.
Aims of the course
To give learners a basic general understanding of plumbing and enable them to progress to Level 2 Plumbing.
Understand and carry out safe working practices in Building Services Engineering
Understand how to communicate with others within Building Services Engineering
Understand how to apply environmental protection measures within BSE
Understand fundamental scientific principles within building services engineering
Understand and carry out copper pipe fabrication work for domestic plumbing systems
Understand and carry out low carbon steel pipe fabrication work for domestic plumbing systems
Understand and carry out plastic pipe fabrication work for domestic plumbing systems
Understand the key features of domestic plumbing systems
Understand and demonstrate techniques for installing
Each unit has a number of small assessments; these assessments will include practical assessments, written question, multiple choice questions and component recognition.
This study programme can lead to a several different paths including progressing to the Level 2 Plumbing Qualification or taking up an apprenticeship in plumbing.
Potential job opportunities include self-employment, joining construction companies and working with local authority maintenance teams.
What can I earn as a construction worker?
When you're deciding what to study post-16, it's important to think about where your course will lead. As a qualified construction worker you'll be starting on a career path with loads of opportunity for progression ? and a good salary in your sights. For example:
Bricklayers start on around £17,000 a year and can earn £27,000 with 3-5 years' experience
Plumbers start on around £18,000 a year and can earn £30,000 with 3-5 years' experience
Construction supervisors start on around £24,000 a year and can earn £35,000 with 3-4 years' experience
If you're interested in a career in construction, we offer a diverse range of vocational courses that will help you get where you want to go. Thanks to our excellent links with major construction companies, our courses include valuable work experience opportunities, helping to prepare you for your first role in this exciting industry.
3 GCSEs D-G / or 3-1 (in 2017 GCSEs)
Relevant industry experience
Workshop sessions, lessons in classrooms, online e-learning.
Process for Application
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