Plumbing Foundation Level 1 BPEC Diploma

22887W0 | Pagefield Centre, Wigan
Start Date | Sept 18
Time/Day | FULL TIME

Is this course for me?

This diploma in plumbing qualification, along with suitable functional skills, will give you the foundations towards a future apprenticeship or employment. The course includes extensive workshop practice and technical instruction, allowing you to build up the skills necessary for future employment in the industry.

What will I study?

Modules include: safety in plumbing, key plumbing principles, common plumbing processes, cold water systems, domestic hot water systems, sanitation, central heating, electrical supply and earth, sheet lead work, environmental awareness and effective working relationships.

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 A*-E/F / 9-2 subjects or equivalent.

What can I progress onto?

This qualification can lead to you gaining employment in the plumbing industry and gaining further qualifications at Level 2.

Other Information

This course will form part of a programme of study incorporating functional skills, enterprise skills and work experience/placement. If you are 16 18 years old, you may be eligible for our FREE bus pass. Find out more at

Course Fees

16-18 Year Olds 19+ year olds Do I have to pay for my course?
FREE £993.50 1

Exam Fee

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Course fees shown are per annum (unless indicated otherwise). Courses lasting longer than one year, fees will be payable per year.

If you need advice on any financial support that may be available to you, please contact us on or phone 01942 761111

Wigan & Leigh College endeavours to ensure that the information provided in this publication is accurate at the time of going to publication. All courses are offered subject to student numbers and the College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or amalgamate any of the courses, fees, services, locations or facilities described at any time. The College cannot accept liability arising out of such changes or connected to such changes, however it will undertake to minimise disruption to students.

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