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Building Services – Plumbing Certificate R161

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How do I apply?

Apply Online: http://www.wmc.ac.uk/course/37918/apply  Apply Online

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Application Form to be returned to Student Services

How long does the course last?

1 year, full-time

Level

This is a level 1 course.

Course outline

This course provides an introduction to plumbing at level one within a simulated environment. The qualification is suitable for students who wish to progress to a career within plumbing and gas specialisms.

Course details

The following units will be completed:-

Unit 101 Structure of the construction industry

Unit 102 Fundamental safe working practices

Unit 103 Environmental

Unit 104 Site preparation for working in the construction industry

Unit 108 Above ground drainage

Unit 110 Plastic pressure pipework

Unit 111 Low carbon steel

Unit 112 Installation, repair and maintenance of plumbing steel

Unit 113 Plumbing science

Entry guidelines

Relevant Entry level qualification or equivalent or 3 GCSE's at grade 2/E or above and successful completion of a skills test.

Satisfactory interview, school report and / or reference.

If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.

Additional Information

The course requires manual dexterity and physical stamina. You will need to lift and handle tools and materials.


Are you aged 16-18?
Study programmes are full-time courses for 16-18 year olds which include:
  • A qualification such as BTEC Extended Diploma
  • Meaningful work experience or preparation for work
  • English and maths, if you don't already have GCSE grade A* - C in English and maths (grade 4 or above).
  • Non-study activities such as tutorials, voluntary work, fund-raising/charity work, sport or trips

Where can I progress to?

Level 2 diploma or NVQ (if an apprenticeship is gained)

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Equipment Required

Students will be required to provide their own safety boots and drawing equipment.

Assessment Method

Assessment will be completed by practical and online tests.

When does this course run?

Starting 4th Sep 17

Ends 29th Jun 18

Ref: R161J001

Fees

If you are aged 16-18:

This study programme will be FREE for most students who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, or students aged 19-24 with a Learning Development Needs Assessment or an Education, Health & Care Plan.

If you are aged 19 or over:

Fee : £875.00

Depending on your personal circumstances, this course could be FREE for you. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

The fee quoted is for the academic year 2016-17. Course fees for 2017-18 will be confirmed in due course.

Planned Timetable
Day Times Campus
Monday 09:00 — 15:00 Wirral Waters
Tuesday 10:00 — 17:00 Wirral Waters
Wednesday 13:00 — 17:00 Wirral Waters

Starting 3rd Sep 18

Ends 28th Jun 19

Ref: R161K001

Fees

If you are aged 16-18:

This study programme will be FREE for most students who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, or students aged 19-24 with a Learning Development Needs Assessment or an Education, Health & Care Plan.

If you are aged 19 or over:

Fee : £875.00

Depending on your personal circumstances, this course could be FREE for you. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

The fee quoted is for the academic year 2016-17. Course fees for 2017-18 will be confirmed in due course.

For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services on 0151 551 7777 or call in to our Conway Park Campus from 10am to 4pm, with late opening on Tuesdays to 7pm during term-time.

This information was current on 23rd October, 2017 and may be subject to change.

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