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Building Services Plumbing L1

Building Services (Plumbing) Level 1

  • 1

    Level 1

  • Duration
    1 year

  • Start Date
    September 2021

  • Venue
    Ipswich Road

  • Course Code

Start Date

  • September 2021, Full Time


This is a course that takes students from the age of 16 - 18 and prepares them for the industry recognised level 2 qualification from City and Guilds. it is suitable for those who wish to gain a good foundation of knowledge of the plumbing industry.
Units may include: Structure of the construction industry, fundamental safe working practices, environment 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 and plumbing science.

Why our college?

Industry standard facilities

At our college you will have access to industry-standard facilities and get to use top of the range equipment. On our campus you’ll find media suites, TV studios, design labs, workshops, hair & beauty salons, working kitchens and a live theatre.

Gain real experiences of work

All of our courses will provide you with outstanding experiences of work and prepare you for your future career. You will work with real employers and customers and build connections.

A unique student experience

This is what really sets us apart. At our college you will experience the freedom to be yourself. Being part of an active Students’ Union, having opportunities to travel and enjoying live entertainment are just a few of the amazing opportunities available to you.

Entry Requirements

Achieve 2 GCSEs at grade E or above, including Maths & English at grade 3 or above. Demonstrate commitment, motivation and enthusiasm to succeed on the course.


Assessment is carried out in college by the plumbing team, where you will be required to meet both industry standards and the criteria of the qualification set by the awarding body. There are similar requirements for the theoretical work required for this course.


On successful completion of this course with a good attendance and behaviour record and reference from the course leader students can progress onto the level 2 qualification in Plumbing Installations.

Career Progression

Students who complete the level 1 programme can move if successful onto an apprenticeship programme or onto the level 2 Plumbing diploma.


If you are a UK or home- fee status student and aged 16-18 on the 31st August before the start of your course, tuition fees are free. If you are aged 19 years and over please contact the Advice Shop In addition to this there will be costs for Uniform of steel toe capped boots, trousers and logo shirt. Approximate costs £40. Please check our Finance pages for information on financial support, fee information and student travel offers that are available. Alternatively please contact the Advice Shop.