Plumbers are responsible for fitting, servicing and repairing hot and cold water systems and heating systems in homes and businesses, including working with gas fires and cookers. You will need to have good problem solving skills and the ability to follow technical plans for a job in plumbing.
Plumbers are responsible for fitting, servicing and repairing hot and cold water systems and heating systems in homes and businesses. They also work with gas fires and cookers.
You will need to have good problem solving skills and the ability to follow technical plans for a job in plumbing. You will also need to understand the importance on health and safety and apply it though out the job.
You will also be able to take advantage of our brand new facilities as you will be studying in our new Wirral Waters campus.
Programmes delivered at the Wirral Waters Campus include:
|Building Services - Plumbing Certificate||Level 1||R161|
|Plumbing Studies Diploma||Level 2||R194|
|Plumbing Studies Diploma||Level 3||R224|
|Intermediate Level Apprenticeship in Plumbing||Level 2||R146|
|Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Plumbing||Level 3||R147|
These courses equip students with the skills and knowledge to progress onto occupations including:
- Heating and ventilation technician - view occupation details here
Starting salaries for newly qualified plumbers can be between £18,000 and £22,000 a year. Experienced plumbers can earn between £22,000 and £35,000 a year. (Source)
Intermediate and Advanced Apprenticeships in Plumbing & Heating, and Advanced Apprenticeships for the Gas Industry are also available – visit wmc.ac.uk/apprenticeships for more details.
Many students progress onto jobs and/or apprenticeships once they have completed their study programmes. Level 3 students often progress on to Higher Education courses such as the BTEC Higher National Certificate (HNC) or Higher National Diploma (HND) programmes in Construction & The Built Environment, at Wirral Met College. Many people decide to become self employed and set up their own business once they have gained the skills and experience in the trade.