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Construction - Level 3 - Plumbing Craft Study Programme

Construction, Planning and the Built Environment

Construction, Planning and the Built Environment
Construction, Planning and the Built Environment
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What will you be working towards?

Code DPL3PLU1F000
Qualification Type Other Regulated/Accredited Qualification
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time

Overview

Plumbers install and maintain numerous types of piping systems found in residential and commercial properties, power plants, water treatment facilities, waste disposal plants, and factories. A plumber can expect to work both inside and outside a building.

Plumbers are responsible for installing and maintaining various types of piping systems and fixtures found in buildings. As a plumber you will install and maintain the pipework for heating systems, install/renew boilers, radiators and the piping system; you will install/maintain the pipework for sanitary systems, baths, showers, wash basin and toilets.

An average salary for a qualified plumber is £29, 200. A large number of qualified plumbers become self-employed, working at day rates £150 to £200. A self-employed plumber can expect an average salary above £35,000 per year.

As a newly qualified plumber, you can expect to earn £18,000.

This is an ideal course for those who are looking to learn on a full-time basis and have identified that they want to enter the construction/maintenance sector and have a career as a plumber.

Plumbing Craft study programmes start with a level 1 certificate /level 1 diploma or level 2 diploma. Learners progress to level 2 and level 3 study either as a full time learner or as an apprentice.

Details

What you will study

All study programmes cover health, safety relevant to the plumbing and heating trade. They also aim to develop practical skills for this craft. With this you will study:

• Plumbing Science
• Environmental impact of plumbing installations
• How to work safely in a construction environment
• How to carry out cold water installations
• How to carry out hot water installations
• How to carry out drainage installations

How you will learn

On a Plumbing study programme, you will learn through classroom teaching and activity incorporating IT access. The college has designated plumbing craft workshops and through practical activity, you will develop your installation skills.

This learning is supplemented with engagement with industry specialists. The extent of this depends on the level of the study programme and varies from guest speakers and site visits to carrying out practical activity in a live environment supervised and assessed in this environment.

How will it be delivered?

All study programme assessment is continuous throughout the academic year. Theory subjects are assessed through examination. Examinations are typically in April of the academic year.

Practical assessment is continuous throughout the year with a synoptic assessment in the summer term.

At level 2 and level 3 a work place engagement activity is compulsory.

Entry requirements

All learners will be required to complete a BKSB assessment.

Entry at level 1 requires learners to have achieved a minimum of four GCSE grades (9 to 3) to include both maths and English.

Entry at level 2 requires learners to have achieved a minimum of four GCSE grades (9 to 4) to include both Maths and English. A science subject is desirable.

Entry at level 3 requires learners to have achieved four GCSE grades (9 to 4) to include both Maths and English. A science subject is desirable and to hold a L2 Diploma in Electrical Installation.

Your next steps...

Further study

On completion, you can progress as a full-time learner to the Level 2 or 3 Diploma in Plumbing Craft. Alternatively, if you have gained employment in the sector you may return as an apprentice on a day release basis to achieve a Level 2 /Level 3 NVQ and Diploma.

On completion of the level 3 Diploma, you can progress to an Access to HE course for Construction.

Career Opportunities

An average salary for a qualified plumber is £29, 200. A large number of qualified plumbers become self-employed, working at day rates £150 to £200. A self-employed plumber can expect an average salary above £35,000 per year.

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