Plumbing Level 1

Course Overview

This introduction to plumbing gives you the basic skills and knowledge required to work as a trainee plumber. You will learn the importance of working safely, how water is affected by gravity and cold/heat and pressure. It will guide you on site preparation, knowing the different grades of copper, which tools to use and what they are called. You will also learn about hot and cold water, drainage, rainwater and renewable energies.

Course Requirements

Four GCSEs at grade 2/3 including English and maths.

Course Skills & Benefits

This qualification is suitable if you want to enter the plumbing industry. It gives you the opportunity to pick up some core skills and knowledge and upon successful completion, allows you to progress to Level 2 Plumbing Foundation.

Mandatory Units

Understanding how to carry out safe working practices in building services engineering
Communicating with others in building services engineering
Applying protection within building services engineering
Understanding fundamental scientific principles
Carrying out copper pipe fabrication for domestic plumbing
Carrying out pipe fabrication
Understanding key features for domestic plumbing systems, demonstrate techniques for installing and securing plumbing work


Optional Units

There are no optional units on this qualification.

Course Progression

Successful completion of this qualification provides you with basic knowledge and skills required for progression to the Level 2 Plumbing Foundation.

Course Assessment

The Level 1 Plumbing requires the completion of centre based knowledge and practical assessments designed to provide individuals with the skills and knowledge to progress to the next level. Assessments consist of a combination of practical and theory examinations.

Course Finance

This further education course is free for all 16-18 year olds who are a resident in the UK and the European Economic Area or have been for the last 3 years. You must be under 19 years old on 31st August in the calendar year you start your course.

19+ learners, please contact the Customer Services team on 0161 886 7070 for course and fee information.

Course Additional Information

Full-time