- Type: Building Services, Electrical & Plumbing | Vocational Courses
- Level: 1
- Study Mode: Full-time
- Start: September 2024
- Duration: 1 year – 3 days per week up to 4 days dependant on Maths and English requirement
Please note that all courses are subject to a minimum number in order to run
About the course
The course delivered will be a Level 1 Diploma in Construction which covers an introduction to Health and Safety in construction and a number of plumbing units and electrical units. This will give you an insight and taster into the building services industry. The qualification is designed with a practical focus but does contain some theory and knowledge questions.
Overall you will be completing 13 units intended to improve your hand skills and knowledge to enable you to progress effectively onto the next level of qualification.
Minimum of a grade 1 in English and Maths
How much does it cost?
Free to those aged 16-18. If you are aged 19+ you can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan.
There is a range of financial support that you may be entitled to, including: Learner Support funds, grants and bursaries and employer support.
City & Guilds
As a plumber, you may work in some of the following areas:
- Installing and repairing water supplies, heating systems and drainage
- Installing soil pipes and guttering
- Installing bathrooms and central heating systems
As an electrician, you may work in some of the following areas:
- Installing ring circuit and lighting circuits, wiring heating systems and testing.
- Installing power supplies for garages/outhouses
- Testing and certificating installations
To become a plumber or electrician, you will need to be able to follow technical drawings and plans, have good practical and problem-solving skills, a careful, well planned out approach to work and be able to use hand and power tools to a competent standard.
You will need an awareness of health, safety and legal regulations and to be able to work as part of a team as well as alone. Good customer service skills will be vital to work within this industry effectively.
Where will this course take me?
- Domestic Plumber/Electrician
- Heating and Ventilation Engineer / Electrical Engineer (Commercial/Industrial)
- Heating and Ventilation Engineer / Electrical Inspection and Testing Engineer (Service and Maintenance)
- Gas Engineer
- Environmental Technologies Technician
101 – Introduction to health and safety in construction
009 – Removing and refitting water filled radiators
010 – Working with non-manipulative fittings
011 – Connecting flex to common apparatus
128 – Bending and jointing copper pipes
129 – Connecting pipes and fittings to appliances
130 – Constructing combined frames
131 – Installing rain water goods
133 – Assembling 13amp switched sockets wired in ring final circuit
134 – Constructing PVC wiring systems
135 – Cutting, bending, joining and threading conduit
136 – Installing one way lighting circuits
137 – Installing two way lighting circuits
How will I be assessed?
- Practical assessment
- Knowledge questions
- Written exams
Will I have to provide anything?
Personal Protective Equipment
Basic Hand tools – (Lists will be provided at the enrolment stage)
Basic stationary – (Lists will be provided at the enrolment stage)
I'm interested. What should I do now?
Call 01279 868100 and talk to an Admissions Adviser
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