Plumbing C&G Level 1 Diploma - City of Wolverhampton College

Plumbing C&G Level 1 Diploma

Plumbing C&G Level 1 Diploma

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Plumbing C&G Level 1 Diploma

Every household or business needs to call on a plumber for help from time to time to install or repair the maze of pipework, tubing and fixtures that deliver drinking water, provide heating, and remove waste.

Learning basic plumbing skills will prepare you for a great career in a growing industry so if you're aged 16-19 and want a career as a Plumber, look no further!

The course gives you the basic knowledge and skills in plumbing and heating mechanical services areas. 

During the first six weeks of the course you will also get the chance to take part in multi-skills activities and get a taste of carpentry & joinery and painting & decorating, as well as health and safety. To be able to continue on the Level 1 course you will need to have good attendance and show a good attitude to learning, as well as complete a health and safety assignment set by tutors.   

Also, if you earn less than £30,000 per year and aged 19 or over, you could study this course for FREE!


To access this course you are required to: 

  • Have four or more GCSEs at grade D/3 or above, including maths
  • Attend an interview with a member of the college's admissions team 
  • Complete a short online assessment to assess your current skills and knowledge 
  • Demonstrate a commitment to good attendance, punctuality and to learning and achieving your qualification 

Applications from adults without the necessary qualifications, but with relevant industry/work experience, will be considered on an individual basis.  

During this course you will study the following modules:

  • Plumbing science
  • Installation, repair and maintenance of Plumbing Systems
  • Site preparation for working in the Construction Industry
  • Health and safety
  • Individual modules on Above Ground Drainage, Copper Pipe, Plastic Pressure Pipe and Low Carbon Steel

By studying this course you will:

  • Develop your understanding of basic hot and cold water plumbing systems
  • Learn the working principles
  • Develop an appreciation for the range of knowledge and skills required to meet industry standards
  • Develop your confidence in dealing with various practical tasks and theory applications
  • Improve your skills
  • Gain valuable team working and communication skills by taking part in group activities

You'll be assessed on your practical skills and the knowledge you gain by completing practical tasks and theory paper-based exams

The skills you will learn from this course will enable you to progress to: 

  • Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing  
  • A plumbing apprenticeship 
  • Employment as a plumber's mate or improver 


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