Plumbing Services (City & Guilds Level 1 Diploma)

Plumbing Services (City & Guilds Level 1 Diploma)

Subject Area: Building Services Plumbing


Course Information

  • Start Date: Sep, 2020
  • Attendance: Full-time
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Course Code: 143738
  • Entry Requirements

    2 GCSEs at grade 1 including English and/or maths


    demonstrate the ability to work towards level 1 in English and maths in an assessment, and science assessment, and must pass a BPEC Aptitude test 50% (takes 30 minutes).

    Course Overview

    This course is based at our Ipswich campus.

    This study programme is a foundation course and gives a technical overview of the plumbing and heating industry. All subjects looked at are briefly explored to give students the ability to make an informed choice on what progression route they would like to take. The course has both theory and practical elements to it. The practical assessments are carried out in our industry-standard workshops.

    All students who have not achieved a grade 4 (C) or above in GCSE English or maths will need to study these subjects alongside their chosen qualification.

    Take a 360° virtual tour of your learning environment - Plumbing and Heating Workshop

    Course Highlights

    You will work in our fully-equipped, industry-standard workshops alongside our highly skilled team of experts. The study programme will also develop personal, social, and employability skills, which includes opportunities to work on community projects and to explore the various career pathways within the plumbing industry. You will have the chance to use the job-related skills you learn within the community.

    There are opportunities to participate in several visits and trips.

    Core Skills Covered: Customer Service | Problem Solving | Decision Making | Financial | Responsibility | Trustworthiness

    Next Steps

    The course allows students to progress onto the following qualifications:

    Plumbing Pathway thumbnail - click for further details

    Tuition Costs

    No tuition fees are payable for students aged 16 – 18 on 31 August 2020.

    For all students aged 19+ fees will be £1615.

    For details regarding fee remission, please visit our Tuition Fees page.

    Additional Costs

    • Trips and visits.
    • Safety boots, polo shirt, work trousers, and textbook Access to Building Services Engineering (ISBN 978-1-4085-1534-1)

    Mason Brooks - Level 1 Plumbing

    I chose the course at Suffolk New College because plumbing was always something that interested me. I would rather be up and doing something in the workshop, than sitting down and learning. There is some theory involved but it's mostly practical work, which suits me much better. I really like the course and I prefer being at College to school - you're treated more like an adult and you have much more space. My aim is to get an Apprenticeship. It's a way of learning and earning at the same time.