Course overviewConstruction (Plumbing) Level 1 for school leavers City of Bristol College
This full-time programme of study will help you develop your practical plumbing skills. The highly skilled teaching team will help you develop the practical and personal skills you need to progress onto a Level 2 course, an apprenticeship or to secure employment in your chosen sector.
Dates and applications
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|Hours per week
|02/09/2024 - 19/06/2025
|Date/Day(s) Being Finalised
|SBSA and Construction Centre
This course is still in its planning phase; course details - including fee information - are subject to change. In June, course details will be finalised and enrolment will open.
Who is this course for?
The course is designed for 16 -18 year olds who have a keen interest to learn the essential knowledge and skills required to start a career in plumbing.
What you'll learn
You will learn work-ready skills including fixing water pipes, making minor repairs in a house and costing repair jobs. Throughout the course, you will complete a Level 1 Diploma in Plumbing.
Course entry requirements
You will need 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 your last school report and/or 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?
This is a full-time course. Alongside your College tutorials, you will be required to take part in work experience and self-directed study. You will also attend sessions to develop your employability and personal skills.
You will be assessed in a variety of ways to give you the best opportunity to demonstrate your skills throughout the year.
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 or further your career working within the construction industry.
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 will also need to buy a workwear uniform. You may 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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