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Plumbing Level 1 Diploma
Study Mode
Full Time 
Exams and Coursework 
Construction & Building Services 
Course Code:
Entry Requirements
4 GCSEs at A*-E, or acceptable alternatives. Must include English Language and Maths.

Plumbing Level 1 Diploma

This course would suit you if you want to learn the basic skills and knowledge involved in plumbing.

About the Course

The course is designed to develop plumbing skills to a Level 1 standard. You will need to bring your own overalls and safety boots for workshop sessions. All other safety equipment will be provided. 

Key Units

During the course you will develop skills in installation, maintenance and repair of plumbing systems and have the opportunity to learn about: 

  • The structure of the construction industry 
  • Health and Safety in Construction 
  • Cold water supplies
  • Hot water supplies
  • Site preparation 
  • Environmental and sustainability measures 
  • Above ground drainage
  • Copper pipework 
  • Plastic pressure pipework 
  • Low carbon steel pipework.

You will study both in the workshop area and in the classroom.The practical skills and theoretical knowledge you gain from this course will help you to prepare for the level 2 course. The course is approximately 50% theory and 50% practical.

Functional Skills lessons also form an important part of your course. They include Maths, English and ICT for you to help you improve your skills in these areas. There will be a formal assessment when you are ready.

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at A*-E, or acceptable alternatives. Must include English Language and Maths.


Practical assessment and coursework.

Where does this Lead

Progression to Level 2 or Apprenticeship

Tell Me More

Personal Study Time:
Students are expected to work independently on project work away from the college.

Will this course suit me?
An ideal student for this course is one who is motivated with a desire to learn about the plumbing industry.

Extra Costs

For this course you will be required to purchase PPE work-wear