If you have your sights set on a career in plumbing, this course will help you progress towards your goal. Combining practical tasks and theory, the subjects you will cover include health and safety, common plumbing processes, cold water systems, electrical systems, environmental awareness, key plumbing principles, sanitation systems, and central heating systems.
- 3 GCSEs D-G / or 3-1 (in 2017 GCSEs)
- Relevant industry experience
Unit breakdown, Progression & More...
Each unit has a number of small assessments; these assessments will include practical assessments, written question, multiple choice questions and component recognition.
Aims of the course
To give learners a basic general understanding of plumbing and enable them to progress to Level 2 Plumbing.
This study programme can lead to a several different paths including progressing to the Level 2 Plumbing Qualification or taking up an apprenticeship in plumbing.
Workshop sessions, lessons in classrooms, online e-learning.
Potential job opportunities include self-employment, joining construction companies and working with local authority maintenance teams.
What can I earn as a construction worker? When you're deciding what to study post-16, it's important to think about where your course will lead. As a qualified construction worker you'll be starting on a career path with loads of opportunity for progression ? and a good salary in your sights. For example:
- Bricklayers start on around £17,000 a year and can earn £27,000 with 3-5 years' experience
- Plumbers start on around £18,000 a year and can earn £30,000 with 3-5 years' experience
- Construction supervisors start on around £24,000 a year and can earn £35,000 with 3-4 years' experience