This is a great course for somebody interested in plumbing and possibly developing some basic DIY skills - all in a supported environment with experienced professionals.
There are no entry requirements: you just need an interest in developing skills and understanding.
The course covers:
This is a practical based course to give candidates an overview of the differing skills needed in the plumbing area.
No formal assessment will be completed. Trainers will give you developmental feedback to enable your skills to be developed.
Overalls or old clothes - with steel-capped boots or shoes - will be needed for the workshop environment. It is recommended that work gloves are also purchased.
You could consider a more formally assessed course at Level 1 or Level 2 -see our prospectus for details.
Derby College plumbing apprentice Tom Smith is making great progress in his apprenticeship with Derby Homes.Since starting work with the company he has taken part in the regional finals of a national heating competition and been given the opportunity to advance to a level 3 apprenticeship.
Tom, who is 20 and from Giltbrook, got good grades at A level and had planned on going to university after school.But, put off by the cost, he looked for an apprenticeship instead and is happy that he made the right choice. In February he represented Derby College in one of six regional heats of the UK Heating Apprentice of the Year, organised by HIP magazine.And, although Tom didn't make it to the national finals, he enjoyed the experience and the chance to compete against other skilled young heating apprentices.
He said: "I go to college on day release and enjoy it.
"A lot of our tutors have been there for quite a long time and they really know their subject.
I'm finding the course quite easy.
I've got a car so getting to Derby isn't a problem and I like the college building too."
Tom, who undertakes work such as installing radiators and boilers at Derby City Council's domestic properties which are managed by Derby Homes, would like to work as a gas engineer once he is fully trained