This programme is ideal if you'd like to work in the plumbing industry. You'll have the opportunity to pick up some core skills and knowledge in basic plumbing enabling you to progress onto the Level 2 course.
You will study:
- Cold water systems
- Hot water systems
- Bending and jointing various types of metal and plastic piping
- Environmental awareness
- Basic plumbing maintenance tasks
As well as this you will also receive a weekly tutorial, take part in course enrichment activities and study maths and English at your appropriate level.
Getting the Employment Edge
If you’re looking to work in construction you need to have a minimum level of health, safety and environmental awareness before going on site. Gateshead College will help you become job ready by paying for all of our construction students and apprentices to complete the CITB Health, safety & environment (HS&E) test. We’ll also help you apply for a Construction Skills Certification (CSCS) Card, which is a requirement for all workers and trainees no matter your job role. On many construction sites you won’t be able to enter unless you have passed the HS&E and/or have a valid CSCS card.
Once you’ve passed the HS&E test you’ll be able to gain work experience with local companies to practice the skills you learn at college in the real world. Gaining this experience is ideal for moving onto an apprenticeship or full-time employment.