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
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