Course overview

Construction (Plumbing) Level 1 for adults City of Bristol College

This intensive one-year, six-hours-per-week course will teach you about plumbing repair and maintenance. You study hot and cold services and maintenance to taps, valves, and float valves in domestic dwellings. You will gain technical knowledge and practical skills in plumbing at Level 1.

Dates and applications

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Construction (Plumbing) Level 1 for adults SBSA and Construction Centre
Course Code
09/09/2024 - 30/06/2025
1 years
Date/Day(s) Being Finalised
Hours per week
Start Time
SBSA and Construction Centre
This course costs £1080. If you are aged 19 or over, you may be eligible to study for free. Please contact us to discuss your options or visit our Financial Support page.
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Course Code Dates Duration Days Hours per week Start Time Location Fee
LME1743A01-1 09/09/2024 - 30/06/2025 1 years Date/Day(s) Being Finalised Enquire 17:00 SBSA and Construction Centre
This course costs £1080. If you are aged 19 or over, you may be eligible to study for free. Please contact us to discuss your options or visit our Financial Support page.
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Additional information

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for those aged 19 and over who have a keen interest to learn the knowledge and skills required to start a career in the plumbing industry.

What you'll learn

This qualification is a basic craft introduction to the plumbing industry. You will cover 10 units which are assessed with a mixture of practical tasks and paper based exams. The units include structure of the construction industry, site preparation, above ground drainage, plumbing science, copper pipework and environmental and sustainability measures in domestic dwellings.

Course entry requirements

English and Maths both at Grade 3 as a minimum.

We will invite you to a course information meeting event where you will receive information, advice and guidance about the course you have applied for. This will be an opportunity for you to gain valuable information about the course and give you the opportunity to tour our excellent facilities and ask any questions you may have. 

You will be asked to provide a copy of a reference from an employer or relevant professional other. This is to ensure we can support you to be able to achieve well on the course. 

Don’t have any formal qualifications? Don’t worry, let us know and we can assess you to ensure you will be able to achieve well on the course. 

We are firmly committed to finding the right course for you to ensure you can flourish! Talk to us today if you have any concerns about the application process, we are here to help take you to the next level. 


How is the course delivered and assessed?

You will be assessed throughout the duration of the course via a combination of practical work and observation.

Future career and study opportunities

On successful completion of the course you may be able to progress to the Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing course. You could also apply for an apprenticeship in the plumbing industry.

Additional costs

As a City of Bristol College student, you may incur additional costs to attend your course. For example, it is likely you may need to pay for travel and stationary. 

You will need your own protective footwear for practical sessions. You may also need a high visibility vest, protective goggles and gloves for some tasks. We offer some equipment which is free for you to use in College.

If you are on a limited income, you may be able to receive help from our Learner Support Funding Bursary.

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