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Level: N/A

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Weeks: 6

Hours: 2.00

Start: Various Dates (Please press the Book Now Button to View Dates)

Days / Times: Thursday 18:00 to 20:00

Tuition (£): 95.00*

Interview: N

Course Summary

This course is designed for people who would like basic knowledge of domestic plumbing systems. It would suit keen DIY enthusiasts or anybody wanting to do some basic tasks around the house.

Entry requirements

There are no formal requirements, other than a willingness to learn.

Course Content

The course will cover:

  • Jointing of pipework and soldering
  • Bending of copper pipework
  • Removal of a radiator
  • Repairs to taps and float valves
  • Replacing a WC siphon
  • Removing a blocked trap from a sink or wash basin

How will I be assessed?

No formal assessment is undertaken.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

No equipment is required.

What can I do after this course?

You could consider further study on other Learning for Leisure courses or a full-time Plumbing course.

 

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* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

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Ryan Pearch

Ryan Pearch

Former apprentice plumber Ryan aims to give a start to “people like me”

Self-employed plumber Ryan Pearch is hoping to kick-start the careers of Derby College apprentices just like himself a decade ago. College Peak Award winner Ryan took Level 2 Plumbing as a full-time course and Level 3 part-time as an apprentice.    
But his job did not offer training in gas work, which meant he found himself dropping behind his fulltime Level 3 counterparts. It was through a combination of Ryan’s personal commitment and the support of his lecturers – “brilliant, every one of them’’ – that he passed all of his modules.  
 He is now hoping to expand his business Pearch Plumbing & Heating to “employ people like me."    
Ryan has been self-employed for a year after gaining further qualifications and experience in the industry. He said: “We’re really, really, busy. I do boilers, floor heating, bathrooms, kitchens…everything to do with plumbing in the house.  
The plan is to get bigger and to take people on – and hopefully employ people like me, who are looking for a job as an apprenticeship.”

Level 3 is all about gas and that meant the other students were doing it day in and day out but I wasn’t because my job didn’t operate in that area.


I asked for extra work to do at home and the college was helpful with that. Phil Stone was the lecturer and he was really good. In fact, the lecturers were brilliant, every one of them. 


The courses were excellent for me and it was nice to receive the recognition of a Derby College Peak Award.”

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