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Plumbing Diploma level 1

Construction, Planning and the Built Environment

Construction, Planning and the Built Environment
Construction, Planning and the Built Environment
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What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title Plumbing Diploma level 1
Code C3076
Qualification Type Other Regulated/Accredited Qualification
Qualification Level Level 1
Course type Full Time


This qualification is for students aged 16-18 wanting to learn the basic skills and knowledge involved in plumbing. The qualification covers a range of basic tasks and underpinning knowledge involved in plumbing. If you are aged 16-18, you will be enrolled on a study programme, which will include retaking GCSEs or undertaking Functional Skills in English and maths if you haven't already achieved a grade 4 or above. You will also be required to complete a work experience placement and an employability programme.


THe unites taught on this course include: Structure of the construction industry; fundamental safe working practices; environmental and sustainability measures in domestic dwellings; site preparation for working in the construction industry; above-ground drainage; copper pipework; plastic pressure pipework; low carbon steel pipework; installation, repair and maintenance of plumbing systems; plumbing science. These components will enable a rounded basic experience in developing your knowledge towards your destination at the end of the one year programme.

How will it be delivered?

You will be continuously assessed and have assignments. All work will be graded and checked for content as well as grammatical errors. All work produced is designed to help the student grow in confidence during their learning programme.

Entry requirements

Entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate a minimum of 90% attendance. You should have a GCSE in both English and maths at grade 2 or above (E/F) is required plus two further GCSEs at grade 2 or above including a science or technology-based subject. All students will undertake a probationary period for the first six weeks of their programme. During this time, attendance, attitude, attainment and application towards study will be monitored. A final decision as to the most appropriate level and the outcome will be discussed with you towards the end of your probationary period.

Your next steps...

Successful completion of a level 1 study programme enables you to progress to the following qualifications: City Guilds Plumbing Technical Certificate 8202-25 level 2 (with employment as an apprentice plumber); Plumbing and Heating NVQ-Diploma (6189-11) level 2; Installing and Maintaining Domestic Heating Systems NVQ Diploma (6189-21) level 2; or an apprenticeship.



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