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In Short

If you wish to learn the basics and move towards a qualification as a plumber then these courses are for you. The course offers skills and knowledge in a wide range of plumbing and heating engineering aspects.

 

Entry Requirements

Selection is by interview. A positive attitude and a willingness to work hard. Applications from mature students are welcome.

GCSEs at grade 3 or above or Level 1 Functional Skills in Maths & English Language. Progression from Construction Skills may also be possible.

 

Course Content

The course provides a taster for those interested in a career in plumbing.

The practical and theoretical subjects will include the fundamentals for the following:

  • Introduction to construction
  • Health and safety
  • Handling and storing materials
  • Carry out plumbing operations.

 

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will take place throughout the course, Plumbing theory will have a written test at the end of each unit. Plumbing practical assessments are provided in a paper based portfolio, the assessments will be undertaken in our workshop following relevant unit training.

 

Progression

You can progress from Level 1 to Level 2, both qualifications will improve your prospects of finding employment or apprenticeship training in the plumbing/domestic heating industry.

 

Tools/Materials/Books

It is essential that you purchase overalls and safety boots/shoes to wear in the workshop as without these no practical work can be undertaken. A basic tools and materials list will be provided on successful enrolment of the course

 

Fees

If you are aged 16-18 as of 31 August on the year of enrolment – no course fee. If you are over 19 as of 31 August and enrolling on a full-time programme of study a tuition fee will be applicable in most cases. Bursary funds There are financial support arrangements for 16-18 year olds and hardship funds available for the over 19s. Please contact our Information Centre for details of costs and concessions on 01305 208808 or email igs@weymouth.ac.uk

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