Plumbing for the Amateur

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Plumbing for the Amateur:

This course is suitable for anyone who would like to have a basic knowledge of domestic plumbing and heating systems in domestic situations. The course does not offer qualifications to trade as a plumber. This is a beginners course, topics will include: Basic grounding in hot and cold water systems, central heating, showering, domestic sanitary ware and other topics; Identification of system types; Awareness of water bylaws; Use of basic plumbing tools and other equipment; Measuring, cutting, bending and jointing pipe and tube; Maintenance of taps and valves. There will be other practical work as time allows. A college certificate will be awarded on request.

The course is mainly hands on. There are no formal theory lessons, although systems and subjects are discussed in the workshop. Practical tasks will include repair of taps, valves etc., some soldering and bending of pipes, fitting and dismantling sanitary ware. Individual topics to be visited in such depth as required by class consensus. Home based projects to be discussed as time allows. On completion of this course, students may consider further courses in plumbing, including the Technical Certificate Level 2. For those employed in the industry, there are NVQ qualifications at Levels 2 and 3.

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This course has been specifically designed for companies training their employees.

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Eastleigh, SO50 5HT


6:30pm - 8:30pm


9 weeks


Part time evening


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