• LevelLevel 1
  • Age group19+
  • Duration34 weeks
  • Awarding bodyCity & Guilds


If you are thinking about a career in the plumbing industry, then why not try your hand at a variety of different construction and building tasks with this basic construction skills qualification.

These include plumbing and electrical tasks and get a feel for whether a career in construction is right for you.

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 include:

  • Structure of the Construction Industry
  • Fundamental Safe Working Practices
  • Environmental and Sustainability
  • Measures in Domestic Dwellings.
  • Site Preparation for Working in the Construction Industry
  • Above Ground Drainage
  • Copper Pipework
  • Plastic Pressure Pipework
  • Low Carbon Steel Pipework
  • Installation, Repair and Maintenance of Plumbing Systems
  • Plumbing Science

September - June

Days and time to be confirmed on enrolment

2 Days per week

Entry requirements

You must have a vocational interest in this construction trade and be able to demonstrate an ability to study at this level.

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

You can progress onto the Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing Studies.

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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Explore Construction

Construction students will have the opportunity to work in state of the art workshops, and have access to a real life outdoor construction site. This realistic work environment allows students to gain practical experience in constructing a single story dwelling which is built from foundations up to the roof.

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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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