Level 1 Diploma in Plumbing

Your Unique Experience

An Individual Learning Plan will be designed for your needs

You will be assigned a Personal Tutor and a Progress Tutor who specifically look after your pastoral and course requirements

You will work with the latest industry tooling as used by Plumbing specialists including Rothenburger, Monument, Anton and Salamander.

On your course you will experience Industry talks, Industry visits and compete in various Skills Competitions

You will be encouraged to complete a C.V. and apply for Tameside College Apprenticeships within your chosen specialism and gain valuable work skills from work-experience placements.

Course Content

This programme is the first step to gaining a qualification in the Construction Industry, specifically in the role of Plumber

The course covers the following units:

The course covers the following units:

Understand and carry out safe working practices in Building Services Engineering

Understand how to communicate with others within Building Services Engineering

Understand how to apply environmental protection measures within BSE

Understand fundamental scientific principles within building services engineering

Understand and carry out copper pipe fabrication work for domestic plumbing systems

Understand and carry out low carbon steel pipe fabrication work for domestic plumbing systems

Understand and carry out plastic pipe fabrication work for domestic plumbing systems

Understand the key features of domestic plumbing systems

Understand and demonstrate techniques for installing and securing plumbing pipework

More than just a Course

If you are interested in a career as a Plumber, Tameside College is the place for you; we have industry specialists that will help and aid you to get that career as well as give you skills and practices that will maximise your potential as a Plumber working within the Construction Industry.

Tameside College has recently invested in a wide range of tooling and specialist work areas that reflect the workplace.

Being a Plumber is an exciting and challenging career. The course will combine core skills such as communication, organisation, planning as well as practical skills. The course will give you the knowledge and skills to progress into Industry or a higher level of course.

Course Format

Assessment is ongoing throughout the duration of the course. We’ll ask you to complete practical assessments and written tests for up to 9 units.

An online job-knowledge assessment will be taken during the year alongside an online health & safety test which will be required to achieve the full qualification.

Special Features

You will work in realistic construction environments using the most up to date industry tooling. .

Entry Qualifications

Learners must have;

4 GCSE’s grade D – G 0r 1 -3 (Must include English and maths)

Successful interview with a Plumbing tutor

A genuine interest in the subject

Good communication skills

A hardworking approach towards the industry


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For enquiries please contact the College on 0161 908 6789 or web: www.tameside.ac.uk/contact.

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Please Note: While every effort is made to maintain the accuracy of these details, changes can and do occur. Government policy changes rapidly (particularly from one academic year to the next) which often has an effect on availability, eligibility for funding and the fee contribution required. Please confirm the course details when enrolling.