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    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.

    Entry requirements

    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.

    Awarding Body

    City & Guilds

    Why study?

    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

    Core modules

    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
    Ask Us a question about this course


    Funding Your Course

    If you're aged 19 or over and you want to study A Levels, an Access to Higher Education Diploma, or a Level 3 to 6 Vocational Qualification, you could be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan.