Plumbing and gas

Plumbing and Gas

For people new to the industry to professionals needing additional qualifications we have a course for you. Our plumbing courses are taught at levels 1, 2, and 3. You can also complete an intermediate or advanced apprenticeship in plumbing, or an advanced apprenticeship in gas installation allowing you to earn money while working with an employer and gaining your professional qualifications with us. From basic skills in plumbing (such as site preparation; plumbing science; and copper pipework) to professional qualifications. Students often progress up through our courses before entering the workforce. It’s also possible after this to progress to a level 3 National Diploma before undertaking a level 4 or 5 (university level) Higher National Certificate/Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment.

Who are Leicester College’s plumbing and gas courses for?

Our plumbing and gas courses are suitable both for school leavers as well as older people and/or those with some experience in the industry. The appropriate level for you will be decided based on your prior qualifications and work experience – many learners stay with us for two or more years to develop their skills to the required level for employment. If you are aged 16 to 19 and don’t yet have your English and maths at grade 4 (C) or above, these subjects will be an essential part of your study programme. All courses are designed to give you the skills and knowledge needed to work as a professional plumber or qualified gas engineer.

Further Information

Work experience will form an essential part of your course. You will be required to purchase personal protective equipment, a toolkit and stationery. Site visits and trips to trade shows form part of the vocational enrichment of the course. All courses involve a mixture of practical and theoretical assessment. You will pass the course by demonstrating your skills both in exams as well as in your practical work.

Plumbing Advanced Technical Diploma level 3

Course Code: C0361

Key Information

  • Start Date 07 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Freemen's Park Campus

You will develop advanced practical skills and underpinning job knowledge relating to the advanced design and plumbing systems. This is a move from how systems are installed to why systems are installed. This programme is designed to equip students with the latest skills and knowledge needed to carry out installations, servicing and maintenance within the […]

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Plumbing Diploma level 1

Course Code: C3076

Key Information

  • Start Date 07 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Freemen's Park Campus

This qualification is for students wanting to learn the basic skills and knowledge involved in plumbing. The qualification covers a range of basic tasks and underpinning knowledge involved in plumbing. If you are aged 16-18, you will be enrolled on a study programme, which will include retaking GCSEs or undertaking Functional Skills in English and […]

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Plumbing Technical Certificate level 2

Course Code: C0360

Key Information

  • Start Date 07 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Freemen's Park Campus

The course will also you to develop practical skills and gain underpinning job knowledge to an industry standard; there are mandatory plumbing subjects that focus on how plumbers undertake and complete work. Associated works such as installation, maintenance and servicing of domestic plumbing and heating systems will be learnt using classrooms and workshops to develop […]

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ACS CCN1 Plus 3/4 Elements (Re-Assess)

Course Code: C0379

Key Information

  • Start Date Various
  • Study Hours Part Time
    14 hours per week
  • Duration 1 week
  • Campus Freemen's Park Campus

This is mandatory training that needs to be renewed every five years to allow you to continue your gas safe registration. This is a packaged assessment for gas safe registered installers who hold a current or expired (within 12 months of expiry date) certificates in any or all of the following: CCN1, WAT1, CEN1, CKR1, […]

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ACS Core Gas Safety Reassessment Training 2 Days

Course Code: C0383

Key Information

  • Start Date Various
  • Study Hours Part Time
    12 hours per week
  • Duration 1 week
  • Campus Freemen's Park Campus

To enable practising gas installers to refresh themselves prior to taking ACS reassessment, mostly theory training delivered in purpose-built training room. Learners will be taken through any industry updates that have taken place since their last renewal. The training will also go through processes like using gas analyser for identifying appliance compliance. Learners will be […]

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ACS Met 1 Assessment

Course Code: C0372

Key Information

  • Start Date Various
  • Study Hours Part Time
    4 hours per week
  • Duration 1 week
  • Campus Freemen's Park Campus

The ACS Met 1 assessment is a half-day assessment. This assessment is for gas engineers whose gas work includes installing new meters, exchanging old meters for new meters, and permanently removing meters and all the commissioning processes that are included with this. Candidates must hold a current CCN1 core gas safety assessment prior to applying. […]

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BPEC/Core Gas Safety CCN1 Assessment Certificate

Course Code: C0380

Key Information

  • Start Date Various
  • Study Hours Part Time
    14 hours per week
  • Duration 1 week
  • Campus Freemen's Park Campus

This is mandatory training that needs to be renewed every five years to allow you to continue your gas safe registration. This is a packaged assessment for BPEC Gas Foundation completers who are working towards being certificated in any or all of the following: CCN1, WAT1, CEN1, CKR1, or HTR1. This route is for internal […]

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CKR1 Assessment Gas Cooking Appliances

Course Code: C0370

Key Information

  • Start Date Various
  • Study Hours Part Time
    4 hours per week
  • Duration 1 week
  • Campus Freemen's Park Campus

This is an individual element assessment to enhance a gas engineer’s portfolio of qualifications increasing work opportunities. Initial assessment is designed for practising gas engineers who are employed or self employed who wish to install, service and maintain domestic cookers. There is a half-day assessment that is a combination of theory and practical skills. This […]

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CONGLP1 Reassessment Changeover Assessment Certificate

Course Code: C0395

Key Information

  • Start Date Various
  • Study Hours Part Time
    4 hours per week
  • Duration 1 week
  • Campus Freemen's Park Campus

This course is an individual element assessment to enhance gas engineers’ portfolios of qualifications, which may help to increase work opportunities. CONGLP1 is designed for practising gas engineers who are employed or self employed who wish to install, service and maintain domestic cookers. There is a half-day assessment that is a combination of theory knowledge […]

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