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Construction & the Built Environment

Building Services - Plumbing Certificate - R161

Wirral Waters Campus Full Time Level 1

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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

This is a Study Programme and priority will be given to those aged 16-18 years of age.

Relevant Entry Level qualification and maths at Grade 3/D or above or 3 GCSEs including 2 GCSEs at Grade 2/E or above and maths at Grade 3/D or above.

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.

Office use only. Non Standard 4a.

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.

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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Starting 31st August 2020 - Ending - 25th June 2021REF R161M001

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 an Education, Health & Care Plan.

If you are aged 19 or over:

Fee : £900.00

Please see our fees & discounts leaflet.

This course is FREE if you are aged 19+, unemployed/in receipt of eligible benefits or in work earning less than £17,550 annual gross salary (or £9/hour), and you do not have a level 3 qualification. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

The fee quoted is for the academic year 2019-20.


For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services on 0151 551 7777 or call into our Conway Park Campus. Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 11 to 4pm and Wednesdays 4 to 6.30pm (term time only).

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