The flexibility and unique structure of the Plumbing College's course allows students to study around any current commitments they have. The theory and practical knowledge that students gain, along with the industry recognised qualifications, helps act as a stepping stone into the lucrative plumbing world where students can start a successful career.
All theory work is studied from home using specifically written course books, the materials have been designed for a wide range of students including those with no previous plumbing knowledge. Throughout the books students progression is tracked by a number of self and tutor marked assignments. During their period of study students will have unlimited access to the Plumbing College's support team and a personally assigned Course Tutor, both of whom can be contacted via freephone, email and freepost.
The Plumbing College has recently introduced free access to an interactive e-learning plumbing programme, this will enable students to learn using modern techniques and is intended to help simplify the process of understanding key concepts related to the plumbing industry. Students will be able to practice and learn in their own time, at their own pace and in the comfort of their own home. This programme helps bridge the gap between theory and practical work. Find out more here...
Students can put their theory knowledge into practice by attending practical sessions at our purpose built training centre. Students can book these sessions to fit around their normal day to day commitments with dates available all year round including weekdays and weekends.
The practical sessions are split into 4 workshops each consisting of 2 days training. Students will embark on a wide range of 'hands on' plumbing activities at the centre, some of which are shown in the video below.
During their theory and practical training students will cover a number of plumbing related subjects including:
- Health and Saftey in a plumbing environment
- Key plumbing principles
- Common plumbing processes
- Central heating systems pipe work
- Hot and cold water supply
- Sanitary appliances
- Sheet lead work
- Plumbing industry
- Fabrication techniques
- General plumbing maintenance
- Relevant British standards and regulations
- Plumbing materials
- Starting your own business