Plumbing and Gas Courses
We are one of the first college’s to offer the new T level in building services engineering for construction. Find out more about T levels.
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.
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.
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.
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Course Code: C0399
BPEC Gas Foundation is a bespoke service and maintenance training programme. The engineer at the end of this training will be suitably skilled to undertake a Core Gas Safety Assessment (separate course). Installation skills will be gained during training but the substantive skills will be learned onsite with a Gas Safe operative (provided by learner). […]
Course Code: C7261
If you want to follow a career in heating engineering and plumbing, this brand new technical qualification will be ideal for you. This two-year programme includes a substantial industry placement lasting 45-days where you will gain experience of working in the industry, using the latest technology, and developing the skills that employers are looking for.
Course Code: C7331
Get skilled in an in-demand trade starting with one of our T level transition courses. You will be supported by completing modules to become a plumber, all whilst resitting the GCSEs required to enrol onto level 3. Taught by excellent, industry-experienced teaching staff you will work towards becoming a skilled plumbing and heating engineer.
Course Code: C3076
If you want to be a plumber then this course is a brilliant starting block for you to develop your knowledge around the building services industry. Get hands-on experience working with various fixtures and fittings using industrial tools, giving you an all-round better understanding and practise of the industry and work involved in becoming a plumber.
Course Code: C0508
Upskill your CV or kickstart your career in the plumbing industry with our evening course. Working around your daily commitments, this course will allow you to underpin the skills of becoming a plumber and help you towards a new career. You will be taught by industry-experienced teaching staff in our advanced construction facilities.
Course Code: C0379
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, […]
Course Code: C0383
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 […]
Course Code: C0372
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. […]
Course Code: C0380
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 […]