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Programme Description

This level 1 diploma introduces students to general plumbing skills. It allows students to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in plumbing. You will undertake a variety of plumbing related activities to include copper pipework, above ground drainage and repair and maintenance of plumbing systems.

At a Glance

  Full Time

  1 year

  Ammanford Campus

Programme Features

This course is designed to develop the skills and knowledge of students enabling them to work in the industry in their chosen craft. It has been specifically developed for delivery in a training environment using simulated conditions and the tests are based on the learner showing what they can do as an individual. The course is delivered by highly qualified and experienced staff using modern facilities. As part of the programme learners will also complete Essential or Basic skills. Opportunities will also be provided for GCSEs in Welsh, English and Mathematics and for welsh language development.

Programme Content

Each unit comprises of two parts that cover subject knowledge and practical skills:

  • Structure of the construction Industry

  • Fundamental safe working practices

  • Environmental and sustainability measures in domestic dwellings

  • Site preparation for working in the construction industry

  • Above-ground drainage

  • Copper pipework

  • Plastic pressure pipework

  • Low carbon steel pipework

  • Installation on, repair and maintenance of plumbing systems

  • Plumbing science

This course also includes Essential Skills Qualifications delivery. 

Progression & Employment

Progression opportunities include apprenticeships or a full time level two diploma qualification that will provide further development and understanding of the construction industry.

Method of Assessment

A variety of assessment methods are used which include written knowledge questions, online and  practical skills tests. 

Entry Requirements

Although there are no formal entry requirements, students will need to have a good level of numeracy and literacy skills.  Applicants should have an interest in the  chosen craft and evidence of practical ability would be an advantage.

Additional Costs

Students will be required to source and purchase their own Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) which comprises safety boots, safety glasses, hard hat and Hi- Vis.

All learners are required to pay an administration fee of £25 prior to enrolment.

You will need to provide your own stationery and may also incur costs if the department arranges educational visits.