Plumbing Level 1 Diploma

27061W0 | Pagefield Centre, Wigan
Start Date | 06/09/2021
Time/Day | FULL TIME

Is this course for me?

Plumbers fit, service and repair hot and cold water systems, and heating systems in homes and businesses. If you want a varied job that makes good use of your practical skills and takes you out and about, plumbing could be the career for you. You will need to be good at solving problems, be able to follow technical plans, and understand the importance of health and safety. Youll also need good customer care skills.

What will I study?

You will gain a basic understanding of health and safety, the construction industry, plumbing processes, plumbing systems, drainage systems and repair and maintenance. You will gain experience of using a variety of materials, bending and jointing methods and installation practices commonly used within the industry. Assessment is by an externally set theoretical knowledge test, together with unit tests and continually assessed coursework.

How long is the course?

Full time for one academic year

How will I be assessed?

By continuous external and internal assessment; completing a portfolio containing workshop based evidence and ten examinations.

What qualifications do I need?

A minimum of 5 GCSE subjects graded 9-2 or equivalent.

What can I progress onto?

This qualification can lead to you gaining employment in the plumbing industry. A highly experienced Plumber can earn over 37K a year. Those who work in the Manchester area can expect to be paid 20% more than a Plumbers average national salary. There are 5,143 plumbers employed in the region.

Other Information

If you are 16 18 years old, you may be eligible for our FREE bus pass. Find out more: www.wigan-leigh.ac.uk/free bus pass

Course Fees

16-18 Year Olds 19+ year olds Free for eligible learners? Is Loan Available?
£497.00 Yes No

Exam Fee

£134.00

Plumbers and Heating and Ventilating Engineers

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.

Requirements: Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

Opportunities

6.38%
RISE in employment in 5 years

What could you earn

£20,401
Entry
£37,982
Median
£64,360
Potential

Typical Tasks

  • Repairs burst pipes and mechanical and combustion faults and replaces faulty taps, washers, valves, etc.
  • Attaches fittings and joins piping by welding, soldering, cementing, fusing, screwing or other methods.
  • Tests completed installation for leaks and makes any necessary adjustments.
  • Installs fittings such as storage tanks, cookers, baths, toilets, taps and valves, refrigerators, boilers, radiators and fires.
  • Measures and cuts required lengths of copper, lead, steel, iron, aluminium or plastic using hand or machine tools.
  • Examines drawings and specifications to determine layout of system.

Knowledge

Building and Construction Mechanical Customer and Personal Service Design Physics Engineering and Technology Mathematics English Language Administration and Management

Skills

Active Learning Mathematics Critical Thinking Learning Strategies Reading Comprehension Active Listening Monitoring Speaking
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