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  • construction
  • plumbing

Useful Information

Mode of Study: Full Time
Level: Entry level 3
Duration: 1 year
Awarding/validation body:  NOCN

Course Overview

This course is designed for those who have an interest in plumbing, with a desire to work in the building services or engineering sector. This qualification will assist in your progression to become a fully qualified plumber and you will develop and practise the skills required for employment and career progression.

Throughout this course you will study a range of subjects, including Health and Safety, various aspects of plumbing practical and theory, environment and sustainability, and Teamwork and Communication.

Good English and maths skills are essential for success in studying and for future employment prospects and so Croydon College ensures that these skills are developed in all learning opportunities.

It is important to have good English and maths qualifications and so all students will study English and maths and work towards an appropriate level and type of qualification including GCSE or Functional Skills. This will be part of all 16-18 year old students’ Study Programme alongside their main vocational or academic qualification and will be discussed with students at interview.

Course Highlights

This programme is delivered by our fully trained and professional staff who have years of industry and site experience and you will benefit from learning in our modern, well-equipped workshops.

You will have the opportunity to undertake enrichment activities outside of Croydon College.

A key distinguishing feature of the college is our links with employers and the ways in which we incorporate this into your learning. Employers attend our popular employability events and you can discuss Apprenticeships and progression opportunities in our Employability Hub or in the Apprenticeship Office.

You will work within the real working environment within our Plumbing workshop.  You will be required to purchase PPE steal cap boots.  You will work closely with the professional Plumbing staff.

Work experience – a minimum of 40 hours over the academic year.

Career Opportunities & Further Study

Completion of this course can lead on to employment as an apprentice or you can progress to a Level 1 plumbing programme.

Future careers can include heating and ventilation engineering, pipe fitting, plumbing, bathroom and kitchen installations, and gas engineering.


This course is assessed in two ways.

There are practical tasks which have to be assessed in our bespoke workshop environment; you will have to complete a portfolio of evidence of all workshop tasks.

There are  tests, projects and assignments which assess your knowledge and understanding of the subject.

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements. We test your abilities before you start and place you on the course that best fits the skills you already have.

You must show at interview that you are committed to full time studies and keen to develop all of your work skills, not just your English.

How To Apply

Use the below link to apply for the above course.