Basic Plumbing Studies
Vocational • Level 1
About the course
This full-time course will enable you to gain the necessary practical and theoretical skills to perform basic plumbing tasks, including selecting the correct tools, materials and quantities to carry out pipe bending, jointing and installation, using a wide range of materials. Studying this programme will give you the basic skills and knowledge required to progress into a career within the plumbing industry. Underpinning health and safety and working at height are essential elements of this programme. You will learn practical skills including how to solder, bend and offset copper pipes. Your study will take place in our excellent workshop facilities where you will work with our enthusiastic and knowledgeable tutors.
Type of LearningSchool Leaver
Study ModeFull Time
Location ByBurnley College
Two GCSEs at grade 3 or above including English Language OR successful completion of the introduction to Construction Programme PLUS completion of an aptitude test to assess suitability for the course.
Assessment is by BPEC practical and theory assessments completed throughout the year. Additionally, three externally-moderated exams are sat during this first year.
Careers & Progression
This course will prepare you for progression to a Level 2 plumbing qualification or an Apprenticeship. On successful completion of the course and further study, typical careers include architecture, quantity surveyor and a range of roles in the construction industry.
Extra curricular activities
You will have the opportunity to work on community projects, providing real-world work experience. Students on the course regularly compete in regional and national skills competitions with SkillBuild, SPARKS and HIPS. Extra-curricular activities also include: employer-sponsored 'Job of the Term' awards; construction site visits; entry into national trade skills competitions; excursions to national trade exhibitions; voluntary building work; visits to buildings of architectural significance.