• LevelLevel 1
  • Duration1 year
  • Awarding bodyCity & Guilds


If you are thinking about a career in the plumbing industry, this course is well suited for you.

This qualification will help up develop an understanding of all aspects of the building services enabling you to progress onto a Level 2 with the basic hand skills and knowledge required.

Course Information

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For more information call Course Information on
01642 333333 or email courseinfo@mbro.ac.uk.

Modules offered may vary.

Modules will include:

  • Introduction to Health and Safety in Construction.  
  • Removing and Refitting Water-Filled Radiators
  • Working with Non-Manipulative Fittings
  • Laying Underground Domestic Drainage
  • Bending and Jointing Copper Pipes 
  • Connecting Pipes and Fittings to Appliances 
  • Constructing Combined Frames  
  • Installing Rain Water Goods 
  • Working with Low Carbon Steel Pipes and Fittings
  • Assembling 13amp Switched Sockets Wired in Ring Final Circuit 
  • Constructing PVC Wiring Systems
  • Installing One Way Lighting Circuits

September - June

Entry requirements

GCSEs at grade 2-1 or above or an appropriate entry level vocational qualification.

You will be assessed through a combination of written exams and observations of practical tasks in the workshop.

This course can lead to further study at the Middlesbrough College with the Level 1 Diploma in Plumbing, another construction diploma trade qualification or NVQ Level 2 Diploma qualification if employment is gained with any plumbing and electrical employer.

The College Careers Service is available to all our students. We can help you when deciding which course or option you wish to take. During your course we ensure you develop employability skills and gain relevant experience. We provide information, advice and support when completing your course and progressing to work or going into further education.

Tuition fees are free if you are a UK or home- fee status student and aged 16-18 on the 31st August before the start of your course.

If you are aged 19 or over, you may be required to pay fees depending on your residency status, educational background and personal circumstances. 

Many people qualify for free tuition fees, for more information please contact Course Information on 01642 333333. Additional financial support may also be available for full-time students.

Please click the apply now button at the top of this page which will take you to an application form, or you can download a full time course application here and print it out, complete the form and send it to the College. If you have any queries with regards to your application or you would like further information and support, please contact our Admissions Team on (01642) 333601. Or if you have any enquiries about courses, please contact Course Information on (01642) 333333 or e-mail CourseInformation@mbro.ac.uk

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Additional Information

Learning Support

We understand that students may require a little extra help during their studies, which is why our learning support team are on hand to help learners with a learning difficulty or support need achieve their full potential.

Financial Support

Whatever your age or level of study, we offer a comprehensive financial support service and bursary scheme to help you through your time at Middlesbrough College. From childcare assistance to travel packages, we pride ourselves on giving expert advice and support.

Travel Information

We are situated in a fantastic location, just a stone’s throw from Middlesbrough town centre. As well as being a matter of minutes from both the train and bus stations, eligible students can also benefit from free travel.


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