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Plumbing (Level 1 City & Guilds Diploma) — Full-time

Course outline

This course is perfect if you would like to develop the skills you’ll need for a career as a plumber or perhaps related field such as gas or heating engineer.

You’ll learn about a range of plumbing practices and techniques such as:

  • Pipe bending and types of jointing
  • Basic maintenance on taps and valves
  • Rainwater systems and maintenance
  • Basin and WC installation
  • Maintenance
  • Health and safety at work

You can expect to work with tutors with extensive experience in the plumbing industry and within a specialist plumbing workshop space. You’ll complete lots of practical tasks to test your skills and theoretical knowledge.

How to apply for this course

Apply online to start in 2024/25.

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Location Date
664 Nuthall Road

Start: Monday 2nd September 2024

Course code: C000160 / Q000959


City & Guilds Level 1 Diploma in Plumbing


1 year

Level Level 1
Entry requirements

You’ll need 4 GCSEs at grades 1-3, including GCSE English and Maths at grade 3.

Teaching & assessment

You will complete 10 assessments throughout your course in practical and theory.


You could progress to further study at Nottingham College onto a Plumbing Level 2 programme as long as you successfully complete the Level 1 course, achieve English Language and Maths at grade 4 and pass a skills test.

Alternatively you could progress to an Apprenticeship as a plumber so you can further develop your knowledge and skills within a real industry setting.

Additional information

Students aged 16-18 don't have to pay tuition fees.

If you are aged 19 or over you may still be eligible for funding. Check out our Financial Help pages to find out more!

If you are an EU/EEA or Swiss National, please visit our EU Settled Status scheme page for more information.

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