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This 1-year qualification provides an introduction for people thinking about a career in plumbing. It covers a variety of practical tasks and techniques, helping you to build your skills and confidence and gain an insight into the plumbing industry. The course is designed as a first step into a career in plumbing.

  • About the Course

    You will study:

    • 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.

    There are timetabled sessions designed to enhance your English and maths and you will receive separate certificates for these on successful completion of the programme.

    You may also choose to study for a GCSE to increase your qualifications, or to resit a previous GCSE subject to improve your grade. These qualifications will enhance your employment opportunities.

  • Additional Costs

    Additional Fees

    You will be required to purchase personal protective equipment such as gloves and safety spectacles.

  • Entry Requirements

    None, but you will have an initial assessment and interview. If you need advice before you apply, please call 020 8326 2020 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • Progression

    You can go on to a Level 2 course, find an apprenticeship or employment.

  • Assessment Method

    You'll be assessed by means of multiple choice and written examinations as well as practical demonstrations and assignments.

How to Apply

Please click the apply now button and fill out the online application form. An adviser will be in touch regarding interview dates.

Course Info

Courses for 16-18 years

Full Time

Level 1

Location Feltham

Start Date 01/09/2021

City & Guilds Level 1 Diploma in Plumbing

West Thames College

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* Based on overall performance for students aged 16-18 across all levels in 2018-19

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