Plumbing Level 1

Course Information

  • Course Code: TPB101
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Validated by: City and Guilds
  • Study Mode: Full time

On this Level 1 Plumbing course you will spend time in the workshop environment developing the use of hand and machine tools, and within a classroom carrying out assignment activities to underpin the knowledge required to be successful in your chosen vocational area.

What will I study?

The course will take approximately one year to complete and students will study at Level 1. There are 5 units to the Ascentis Level 1 programme, consisting of practical and theory based subjects:

  • Introduction to the construction work
  • Principles of Health and Safety
  • Handling and Storing of Materials and Components
  • Personal Work Skills
  • Carrying out Plumbing Operations

Unit 13 consists of Plumbing operations, including copper pipe bending techniques, pipework fabrication and jointing techniques e.g. fabricating copper pipework using solder fitting, fabricating pipework using compression fittings, fabricating pipework using plastic push-fit fittings, testing the completed tasks to the current industry standards

Entry Requirements

Prior achievement of the entry level 3 course is a pre-requisite for entry onto this level 1 course.

How will I be assessed?

Some of the units are internally assessed which will allow you to create the necessary evidence to cover the specific units. Other units are externally assessed and this will take place by completing a project.

What can I do next?

Successful students could move into employment within the plumbing industry (apprenticeship) and therefore be eligible to undertake the City and Guilds 6189 NVQ Level 2 programme, or progress onto the City and Guilds 2000/02 Level 2 programme (Full-time).

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If you study construction or engineering you will be based in the construction centre or the brand new £7 million Futures Centre. Our facilities are some of the best in the area. With environmental technology workshops, mechanical workshop, electrical laboratories, a mock bungalow, CAD facilities and a real life plant room, you will be able to practice your skills in a real life working environment.

Enrichment & Employability

 Whether you want to become a builder, plumber, site manager or civil engineer, our courses will prepare you for the next steps. Alongside your course you will regularly visit construction sites to gain a better understanding of what it will be like once you become qualified to work.

Many students seek part time or voluntary work with architects, surveyors and building companies to gain some real life experience alongside their studies and enhance their CV.

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