Plumbing (L1 Diploma)

Course Overview

This one-year course is an ideal foundation qualification that supports the delivery and assessment of the basic skills and knowledge required by a range of industries. This course is designed to offer all learners an opportunity to prepare themselves for entry into the plumbing industry.

Units include:

  • Safe working practices in construction building services 
  • Plumbing systems processes and installation techniques
  • Scientific principles within construction building services
  • Environmental technologies within construction services

Updated November 2019

Entry Requirements

Subject to interview based on GCSEs, equivalent qualifications and own merit.

All learners will need to undertake an industry assessment to help determine the most appropriate course.

Course Delivery

The course is delivered through a combination of classroom and workshop activities. Assessment is carried out through continuous assessment of practical activities, practical  assessments and written assignments.

Progression Opportunities

Successful students can progress to the Access to Building Services or an apprenticeship in plumbing, heating, gas or renewable energy (provided they have secured a work placement.) 

Additional Information

All students are required to supply the necessary equipment to enable them to commence /complete classroom and workshop activities, these include :

Safety glasses
Tape measure
Padlock (for locker)

Funding may be available for these items. Please contact student services department for further details.

Course deliverable in Welsh: