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Basic Plumbing Studies

Level 1

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Key Info

Learning Area   Construction
Delivery Mode   Full-time
Duration   1 Year

Dates & Locations

Course Type   16-19, Adult
Location   Cornwall College Camborne
Start Date   06/09/2021

Course Type   16-19
Location   Cornwall College St Austell
Start Date   08/09/2021

This is a one-year Level 1 introductory course to plumbing, teaching you the essential health & safety practices you will need to work in a trade profession.

Often called upon in an emergency, if you can fix a leaking pipe, mend a broken toilet, or repair a central heating system, you will be hailed a hero. An experienced plumber should have the ability to work in a variety of different environments and during your time with us we will teach you the practical, hands-on skills and industry legislation to enable you to do this, either as an employee or running your own business.

We offer both full-time study and apprenticeship options for you to train to be a professional plumber. We offer this Level 1 introductory year if you do not have the required grades to start at Level 2.

  What You Will Learn

Practical skills such as cutting, bending and joining pipes and fittings, backed up by some classroom theory to introduce you to concepts of plumbing and heating systems and how they work. You will be assessed throughout the course on your practical work.

  Entry Requirements

Grade 3 in Maths and English or above.


You can expect to be continually assessed throughout the duration of the course.


The full-time Level 2 programme or an apprenticeship.

Careers in this industry

- Plumbing engineer
- Plumbing and heating engineer
- Plumbing and drainage engineer
- Plumbing sales


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