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Level: 0

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Weeks: 6

Hours: 2.00

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

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Tuition (£): 120.00*
Full Concession: (0 Tuition/Exam Fee) available dependant on eligibility – A Full Concession is not applicable to a full-cost course

Interview: N

Course Summary

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.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements: you just need an interest in developing skills and understanding.

Course Content

The course covers: 

  • basic pipework skills and copper and plastic systems, including bending and jointing in a variety of ways
  • Basic taps and valves servicing and maintenance
  • WC maintenance
  • Removing a radiator for decoration 

This is a practical based course to give candidates an overview of the differing skills needed in the plumbing area.

How will I be assessed?

No formal assessment will be completed. Trainers will give you developmental feedback to enable your skills to be developed.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

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.

What can I do after this course?


You could consider a more formally assessed course at Level 1 or Level 2 -see our prospectus for details.



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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

About the Roundhouse »

Tom Smith

Tom Smith

Regional finalist Tom progresses to level 3 plumbing apprenticeship

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


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