Fully-qualified Professional Plumber

Price: From £20 a week

Study method: Blended

What is a blended course?

This course is both classroom-based and online.

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Overview

There is a shortage of plumbers in the UK due to the demand of new housing being built – Totaljobs statistics says there is a shortage of over 30,000 plumbers. The number of plumbing jobs advertised over the last 12 months has increased, so there is no better time to become a qualified plumber to start a career and always be in demand.

Rather than being stuck behind a desk all day, plumbers get to work in different environments and work with their hands and actively solve problems. There is rarely a dull moment in plumber’s career.

If you wish to change the direction of your career and retrain, or if you are starting your career path, then qualifying to become a plumber with our training providers could lead you to a great salary and job satisfaction.

I gained an industry-recognised qualification and I was offered a job straight away. Thank you Trades Courses.

Todd Knowles

Qualification

The training providers offer courses in Domestic Plumbing as well as Professional Plumbing. On the Domestic Plumbing Course (QCF L2) you will be working towards these qualifications:

  • City and Guilds 6035 Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing and Domestic Heating
  • BPEC Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999

On the Professional Plumbing Course (Complete Plumbing Professional QCF L3) you will be working towards these qualifications:

  • City and Guilds 6035 Level 3 Diploma in Domestic Plumbing and Heating
  • Part P Defined Scope Electrical qualification
  • CSkills/BPEC Domestic Unvented Hot Water Storage Systems Certificate

Entry Requirements

It is recommended that you are over the age of 19 to start this course. The course is designed for people without any previous experience in plumbing that wish to achieve an advanced level of qualifications.

Course syllabus

Domestic Plumbing Course:

The domestic plumbing course is designed for people without any previous experience in plumbing that wish to learn this key trade. The course is a mixture of modular theory learning and online exams with 5 weeks of practical training and assessment at one of the training centres.

The successful completion of this course can lead to a recognised qualification:

  • City & Guilds 6035 Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing and Domestic Heating and BPEC Water Supply Regulations.

The following areas will be covered in both theory and practical:

  • Health and safety working practices
  • Installing central heating systems
  • Cold & hot water systems and components
  • Rainwater systems
  • Above ground sanitation
  • Environmental protection
  • Maintenance and service of all systems, components and tools
  • Site preparation and analysis
  • BPEC Water Regulations

Professional Plumbing Course:

  • The professional plumbing course is designed for people without any previous experience in plumbing that wish to achieve an advanced level of qualifications. The course is a mixture of modular theory learning and online exams with 11 weeks of practical training and assessment at one of the training centres.

By taking the Complete Plumbing Professional Course you will be working towards these qualifications:

  • City and Guilds 6035 Level 3 Diploma in Domestic Plumbing and Heating
  • Part P Defined Scope electrical qualification
  • CSkills/BPEC Domestic Unvented Hot Water Storage Systems Certificate

The following areas will be covered in both theory and practical:

  • Health and safety working practices
  • Installing central heating systems
  • Cold & hot water systems and components
  • Rainwater systems
  • Above ground sanitation
  • Environmental protection
  • Maintenance and service of all systems, components and tools
  • Site preparation and analysis
  • BPEC Water Regulations
  • Part P Scope electrical qualification
  • CSkills/BPEC Domestic Unvented Hot Water Storage Systems training

Study Method

Training is by blended learning. Our training providers will provide you with the course materials that will aid you throughout the course. For the theory part of the course experienced tutors will guide you through your program and help with any questions via the phone, email and intranet. The practical part of your training program will be held in one of the nationwide training centres - which are fully equipped to the highest standard.

Training programs start every month and are fully flexible to fit around your circumstances, whether you wish to take the course full-time or part-time to fit around your work or family. There is even an option to take the course in blocks to allow you to have a period of time away from the course.

During the training program you will cover a wide range of skills including: domestic hot & cold water systems, sanitation systems, central heating systems and gas safety.

The City & Guilds qualifications can lead directly to employment where you will further develop your skills and knowledge.

Who runs this course

Trades Courses is one of the largest training portals for the Building and Construction Industry having helped to train over 125,000 people.

Our certified training providers help you to gain nationally recognised qualifications such as City & Guilds, NVQ and ACS, to help you to become a plumber, electrician, gas engineer, welder or renewable energy engineer.

Train in state-of-the-art training centres.

All their tutors are experienced, professional and friendly.

They offer easy payment options to help you spread the cost of the course and to start your course straight away.

If you are unsure of which career path to take then our training providers will help you choose the trades career most suited to you.

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