This qualification is designed for learners who want to enter the plumbing industry, but who are not yet at the stage to study the Level 2 Plumbing qualification.
Within the course you will also further your knowledge in literacy and numeracy.
Students on this course will be invited to attend cross-college events that will develop their job skills. Examples of previous events students have attended are:
Drug awareness, prevent, stop smoking, CV writing, healthy eating, sports activities and many more through our student services, learning centre and enterprise.
Guest speakers from - Renlon, Rail track, NIC, NAPIT, JIB and ECA, educational and historical trips to brick manufacturers, Wealden and Down, Chatsworth House, Royal Pavilion, Hampton Court and Winsor Castle to name just a few.
Learners also attend exhibitions such as IFSEC, ELEX, NIC and London ExCel Centre.
Site visits - Contractors include Berkley Homes, Barratt Homes and Willmott-Dixon.
A significant number of 16-18 learners complete work experience through local employers and through college based projects, gaining relevant skills to increase their employability.
Enrichment activities such as a football tournament and league in Pulse Sports Centre for construction and electrical students with medals for runner ups and winners including a cup. Other activities include swimming, table tennis, and pool within the common room area.
Course Content and Job SkillsThe course includes hands-on practical training and assessment in plumbing. You will use a variety of hand tools, equipment and materials. You will be working with both copper and plastic piping and learn to use various joints and plumbing systems.
Entry RequirementsGCSEs at grades A-D in maths and English are required, the candidate will also need to:
- Demonstrate your commitment and skills in an interview.
- Have an 85% attendance on current course or at school.
- Behaviour and punctuality must be excellent and a reference from current course tutor or school will be required.
SuitabilityThis course is aimed to provide you with the necessary skills to carry out a wide range of work required to be a plumber.
Duration1 year, 3 days per week / 16 hours
Additional InformationStudents must provide their own Personal Protection Equipment (overalls and safety boots). Practical classes cannot be completed without this important equipment.
Car park fee £2 per visit, subject to spaces being available.
Main enrolment is in September, however opportunities to enrol may be available at other times of the year. Contact Admissions on 020 8544 4501
For information about course costs, please see the Carshalton College fees policy
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