Pre-Apprenticeship Plumbing Skills

Course Content

This course covers a very wide range of skills and knowledge required for preparing to work in the plumbing and heating industry. The following units are all compulsory: Health and Safety; Electrical Principles; Scientific Principles; Plumbing Processes; Cold Water Systems; Hot Water Systems; Sanitation; Central Heating Systems; and Drainage Systems.

Entry Requirements

This course is suitable for applicants aged 16 years old or over. Progression from relevant Access programmes; Multi-Skilled programmes; Construction programmes; Engineering programmes or three pass grades at National 4/5. Applicants will also be required to attend an interview.

Method of Assessment

A variety of methods will be used including practical and theory-based assessments.

Future Prospects

Progression onto Certificate Award in Construction Technology, NC Civil Engineering, NC Electrical Engineering or Plumbing apprenticeships.


Course Overview
  • Study Type

    Full Time

  • Campus

    Kingsway Campus

  • Start Date

    26 Aug 2024

  • SCQF Level


  • Duration

    32 Weeks

  • Subject Area

    Building Services & Built Environment

  • Tuition fees may be paid for full-time students in Scotland subject to meeting residency requirements, applications should be made to the appropriate funding body. International Students please refer to our International fees page

Recruitment is now for Reserve List places only – please contact us if you wish to discuss.

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