Plumbing | C&G Diploma Level 1

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 FE0018-1C
Qualification Type Basic/Key Skill
Qualification Level Level 1
Course type Full Time


The growing UK plumbing industry offers financially rewarding careers. This course will equip you with the practical skills and knowledge needed to work in the plumbing industry and is designed to kick-start your career in plumbing or lead onto an apprenticeship. The course includes work experience, enrichment activities and project work. You will learn about the structure of the construction industry, health and safety, and site preparation. The course involves both practical and theoretical learning.


Course content :

  • Structure of the construction industry
  • Fundamental safe working practices
  • Environmental and sustainability measures in domestic dwellings
  • Site preparation for working in the construction industry
  • Copper pipework
  • Plastic pipework
  • Low carbon steel pipework
  • Installation, repair and maintenance of plumbing systems

Entry requirements

To join this Level 1 course you must have at least 2 GCSEs grade 9-2 (A*-F) or equivalent. An interview is required. If you do not have these grades, you can start on our Construction Foundation course. Contact us if you are unsure which Level to apply for.

Your next steps...

After Level 1, you can progress to Level 2 City & Guilds in Plumbing Studies, either full time or as an apprentice. Future careers include: Plumber Self-employed plumber Heating engineer Hot and cold water systems designer Air-conditioning and refrigeration Site manager