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Plumbing

Fancy a career as a plumber or heating engineer? Whether you want to work as part of a larger company or aspire to set up your own business, our plumbing courses will help you to reach your career goals.

Gain the skills and confidence you need to fit, service and repair hot and cold water systems, central heating systems, bathroom suites and kitchens. Our courses cover a range of fascinating topics to broaden your knowledge including central heating repairs, drainage systems, pipe bending, sanitation systems and soldering.

Why choose us?

  • Employer links
    We work with a lot of local and national trades companies such as Aquila Plumbing, H20 and Ocean Bathrooms. You will hear from leading industry professionals to enhance your skills and prepare you for working life in this field.
  • Work placement
    You will have the opportunity to carry out on-site work experience to build your skills, knowledge and employability ready for your next step.
  • Trips and visits
    Educational visits are planned as part of the programme to enhance your learning. Previous trips have included going to the Albert Dock, Yorkshire Copper and Electric Mountain. You will also get the opportunity to visit trade wholesalers so that you get an all-round experience of selecting and ordering equipment in this industry.
  • Facilities
    Our fully equipped construction facilities are installed with well-kitted out, modern workshops in line with industry standards to ready you for employment in this industry.

Career options

With a booming construction industry and government initiatives aimed at installing renewable energy into all households, there has never been a better time to consider a career in plumbing.

Following successful completion of this course, there are a number of further training courses that you can undertake in order to expand and develop your skills in areas such as heating, ventilation & air conditioning and renewable energy.

Careers

  • Gas Engineer
  • Heating and Ventilation Engineer
  • Lecturer
  • Plumber

Meet our Plumbing tutor, Gary Wood:

Meet our students

Meet current plumbing student SamSam Porter had hoped to secure an apprenticeship whilst studying his course. Sam got all the support he needed from his tutors to find the right employer; they have helped him to secure interviews and even advised him on interview presentation skills.

Sam secured his plumbing apprenticeship after completing his Plumbing Level 1 course. He is thoroughly enjoying working for a real employer in a practical environment on his apprenticeship, and loves having the opportunity to learn from highly skilled industry professionals.

Meet our alumni

Many of our students progress into plumbing apprenticeships with local enterprises including Prestige Plumbing & Heating and H2O. A number of past students have also become self-employed, offering domestic plumbing services locally.