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 C or grade 4, or above in GCSE English or maths or both will need to study an English or/and maths qualification alongside their chosen main qualification.
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A positive attitude to learning is required and 4 GCSEs at grade E-F or grade 2-1, and successful completion of the BPEC Aptitude test 50% pass (30 minutes).
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.
The course allows students to progress onto the following qualifications:
No tuition fees are payable for students aged 16 – 18 on 31 August 2017.
For all students aged 19+ please visit our website www.suffolk.ac.uk.
Details regarding fee remission and Advanced Learning Loans can also be found at the above website.
Trips and visits, safety boots and work wear and text book Access to Building Services Engineering (ISBN 9781408515341)
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.