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NOCN Certificate, Level 1

Certificate in Construction Skills - Plumbing

Developed in response to the district’s request for broader entry into this skills shortage area.

This course will give learners the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to prepare for employment as a plumber’s labourer or to progress to further study to support progress into employment as a plumber. The course focuses on the health and safety awareness required in this role and in the wider Construction sector alongside the practical skill development for this trade.

The college has close links to construction companies and there will be regular opportunity throughout the academic year to experience commercial construction work conditions.

Units to be studied will include:

  • Health and Safety in a Practical Environment
  • Project in Sustainability
  • Developing Plumbing Skills
  • Starting Work in Construction
  • Basic Tiling: Equipment and Materials

With improved English and Maths attainment students are expected to progress to the Level 2 Plumbing Diploma at Selby College.

Potential Careers

  • Construction and building trades
  • Elementary construction occupations
  • Plumbers and heating and ventilating engineers

Standard Level 1 Vocational entry requirements apply - the minimum requirement is at least five GCSEs at Grade 2 to include English, Maths and Science. A basic understanding and experience of Plumbing or the construction industry and an interest in learning about working in the construction industry.

20% multiple choice examination

80% practical/assignments

Where can it lead?

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