Venue Deptford Bridge
Day/Eve Evening
Study Mode Part Time
Duration 16 weeks
Start Date 03/02/2020
End Date 03/07/2020

Fees and Finance

16-18 Free
19-24 £471 p/ year
24+ £471 p/ year
International £2,160 p/ year


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Health and Safety awareness, Learn pipe cutting and threading, pipe bending and pipe fitting. Make use of high quality materials, such as copper pipes with solder joints and PVC pipes with push fit connections. Learn in unique work areas that will give allow you to fix a tap, replace a radiator and look at Hot and cold water elements of plumbing.

Aims of the course

To develop a basic knowledge of plumbing elements.

Unit Breakdown

  • Health and Safety
  • Basic tool skills
  • Materials and resources
  • Basic hot and cold water systems
  • Repairing pipe work
  • Changing taps, wastes etc
  • Sinks, baths and basins (sanitary ware)
  • Pipe bending skills
  • Compression joint/tee-jointing skills
  • End feed fittings skills
  • Copper and plastic push-fit skills

Assessment Method

Assessment via continuous evidence in a portfolio

Progression Opportunities

On Completion of this course, learners will be considered for progression onto the L1 or L2 City and Guilds plumbing courses.

Entry Requirements

General interest to construction and plumbing


The course will be delivered within our large open plan workshop, and theory will be based in a classroom environment.

Process for Application

To apply please select your chosen start date and location above.

What could I earn?

  • Plumbers and heating and ventilating engineers £40,100
  • Production managers and directors in construction £109,800
  • Construction and building trades supervisors £42,200

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Lewisham Southwark College, Lewisham Way, London SE4 1UT

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