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Level 1 Diploma in Plumbing Studies

This Study Programme is for young people who want to work in the construction industry and specialise in the area of plumbing.
34 weeks
Greater Manchester SkillCentre, Trafford Park

This course will prepare you to work in the construction industry, helping you to understand how the industry works, the organisations involved and the opportunities available to you.

There is a clear emphasis on environmental awareness as well as health & safety and industry standards. The programme is split evenly between theory and practical.

When does the course start?

Please get in touch with us to find out when the next course will start.

What does the course cover?

On this Study Programme, you will cover:

  • Plastic waste pipe and clipping preparation
  • Copper tube preparation and installation
  • Low Carbon Steel (LCS) pipework preparation and installation
  • Plastic pressure pipe preparation and installation
  • Health & safety
  • Plumbing scientific principles
Will I receive an allowance?

Yes, you will receive an allowance of up to £25 per week. 

What will I achieve?

On successful completion, you will achieve a City & Guilds Level 1 Diploma in Plumbing Studies.

What are the entry requirements?

Applicants must have achieved a GCSE Grade 2 and a minimum of Entry 3 in maths and English when completing the initial assessment upon enrolment.

How much does the course cost?

The course is FREE for anyone aged 16-18.


Greater Manchester SkillCentre,
Unit B,
Ashburton Point,
Wheelforge Way,
Trafford Park,
M17 1EH