This course will introduce you to domestic plumbing you can do at home.
At the end of this course you'll be able to:
- Explain health and safety requirements for the workshop
- Choose appropriate materials (copper and plastics)
- Use hand tools safely
- Identify various valves and fittings (capillary, compression and plastic)
- Solder copper tube
- Bending copper tube using hand bending machine and spring.
Each week classes begin with a half an hour 'open surgery' where you'll have the chance to discuss plumbing with the tutor.
Your tutor will give you feedback on your work and you'll fill in work sheets. You'll work with your classmates to evaluate each other's work and share ideas.
This is a practical, hands-on course in a workshop. You don't need previous experience, but some of the learning requires you to use hand tools.
There may be materials you need to help with your studies. You'll either make a one-off payment for these when you enrol, or you'll buy them during the course. Your tutor will talk to you about this at interview or in your first class (if you don't need an interview).
Depending on your course and circumstances, you may be able to get funding to help with materials fees. Please check with us when you come in for interview or enrolment.
You could enrol on another higher level plumbing course at the College to gain more experience and learn more advanced skills.
All courses run subject to demand and the content listed here should be used as a guide only. Course content may vary according to a range of factors such as course duration, campus, teaching staff and requirements from awarding bodies. Check our course and fee guidelines for further details.
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