Level One Diploma in Plumbing

This is a College-based qualification designed to offer you a route into the construction industry and employment. You will be working on practical assignments to enhance your skills to a high standard within the college workshops. 

What will I study?

  • How to carry out safe working practices in construction
  • Laying underground domestic drainage
  • Bending and jointing copper pipes
  • Connecting pipes and fittings to appliances
  • Installing rainwater goods
  • Removing and refitting water-filled radiators
  • Structure of the construction industry
  • Environmental and sustainability measures in domestic dwellings
  • Site preparation in the construction industry

How will I be assessed?

  • Each unit has an assignment and practical assignment

Entry requirements

  • A minimum of two GCSEs grade D / 3 or above

Interviews for full time courses starting in September are postponed, but don't worry - applicants will instead be given a formal offer of a place on a suitable course. Other entry requirements still apply.

Where you meet the entry requirements for your chosen course you will be accepted.

Where you do not meet the entry requirements for your chosen course, we guarantee you a place on a suitable alternative. See How to Apply for further details.

What next?

Completion of this course may act as a good preparation for an apprenticeship or as a stepping stone into the construction industry in a related role.

You could progress onto courses such as the:

Additional information

For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.

Higher Education Apprenticeship Guide Full-time Course Guide 2021 Part-Time Autumn Course Guide