The Plumbing provision comprises of excellent industry-standard workshops, to provide you with an education of the trade that will be as close to how you would work in the industry itself. Our Plumbing courses are offered at the Gravesend Campus.
We have built strong business connections with local employers over the years and have established an excellent record for getting our students on to Apprenticeships, with these reputable organisations. Our staff are all qualified to industry standard, so are able to use their experience to give you the best support and start to your future career in Plumbing.
Our full-time provision comprises of Awards, Certificates and Diplomas from Level 1 to Level 2. The qualifications are offered through City and Guilds and EAL, which link directly to an NVQ and Apprenticeship framework, once a student gains employment within the industry.
What will I learn?
You will gain practical experience and theoretical knowledge in all aspects of Plumbing, with a focus on learning the trade from a hands-on perspective.
What qualification will I gain?
We offer the City and Guilds Diploma 6035 and EAL Building Service Engineering. For explanations of our qualifications, please see our Qualification Explained page.
What progression options will I have?
You can progress from the Level 1 up to the Level 2 and if you wish, you can progress to a higher level qualification such as a Higher Apprenticeship. You are also able to gain employment within the Plumbing industry.
What costs are involved?
You will need overalls and steel toe-cap boots for practical work, plus classroom materials and textbooks. There will also be an additional fee of approximately £30 for materials. Full-time Further Education courses are free for students aged 16-18, you may have to pay some or all of your fees if you are aged 19 plus, but please see our Student Finance page for further information. If you are enrolling on a part-time course, fees are applicable.
For Level 2, you will require C/4 grades at GCSE in English, Maths and Science, however we have a suitable Level 1 course to offer you, if your GCSE grades are lower.
Click here to view Plumbing courses or call 01322 629400.