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

Construction Plumbing

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

It is no longer possible to start this course this academic year.

You will be able to apply for September 2021 soon.

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Location Date
664 Nuthall Road

Start: 7th September 2020

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 3–1 (D–G), including English Language and maths at grades 3 (D) or above. With this you will be asked to undertake an initial assessment and this must show that you are ready to study English and Maths at Level 2. If your results are lower than this, don't worry, we'll find the right course for you.


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


Choose to follow with further study at Nottingham College onto a Plumbing Level 2 programme, or onto 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, check out our Financial Help page for information on fees and funding!

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