Construction & the Built Environment

Construction Skills (Plumbing) Certificate - R283

Wirral Waters Campus Full Time Level 1 Duration 36 weeks

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This qualification is intended for students who would like to prepare for a career in the plumbing and gas industry, providing an entry point and aiding progression to level 2 courses then to level 3 courses.

Course Details

You will study the following units:

  • Introduction to health and safety in construction
  • Removing and refitting water filled radiators
  • Bending and jointing copper pipe
  • Constructing combined frames
  • Connecting pipes and fittings to appliances
Entry Guidelines
This is a Study Programme for those aged 16-18 years of age. Relevant Entry Level qualification and maths at Grade 3/D or above or 3 GCSEs including 2 GCSEs at Grade 2/E or above and maths at Grade 3/D or above. Satisfactory interview, school report and/or reference. If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.
Equipment Required

Industry Protective Footwear

Assessment Method

Assessment will be completed by practical and online tests.

Additional Information

Students enrolling on a Study Programme will work towards completing every element, vocational and maths and English. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in work experience projects, either community based or with a local employer. this will give you the chance to experience the world of industry whilst promoting skills knowledge and behaviours to employer

Where can I progress to?
Students can progress to level 2 Diploma Traineeship Apprenticeship

You could progress to these Wirral Met courses:

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If you are aged 16-18:


This study programme is free for students, who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, and students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

If you are aged 19 or over:

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The fee quoted is for the academic year 23/24.

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