Construction - Plumbing Level 1 (FPLM)

Construction, Planning and the Built Environment

Construction, Planning and the Built Environment
Construction, Planning and the Built Environment
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code BC98
Qualification Type Other Regulated/Accredited Qualification
Qualification Level Level 1
Course type Full Time


Plumbers fit, service and repair hot and cold water systems, and heating systems in homes and businesses. They also work with gas fires and cookers. If you want a varied job that makes good use of your practical skills and takes you out and about, this could be perfect for you. You will need to be good at solving problems, have the ability to follow technical plans, and understand the importance of health and safety. You’ll also need good customer care skills.

If you do not have an apprenticeship, you can do our level 1 and Level 2 full time courses in Plumbing. This will equip you with many of the skills needed for the job and will help you when applying for an apprenticeship. This will take you two years. Afterwards to become a fully qualified plumber, you would need to do an apprenticeship for the level 3 , which can take up to to two years.



To achieve the Level 1 Certificate in Construction Skills (Plumbing) learners must achieve a minimum of 15 credits

Introduction to health and safety in construction

Removing and refitting water-filled radiators

Working with non-manipulative fittings

Introduction to the construction industry

Bending and jointing copper pipes

Connecting pipes and fittings to appliances

Constructing combined frames

Installing rain water goods

Working with low carbon steel pipes and fittings


To achieve the Level 1 Diploma in Plumbing Studies (7202-01), learners must achieve 40 credits from the mandatory units.

Structure of the construction industry

Fundamental safe working practices

Environmental and sustainability measures in domestic dwellings

Site preparation for working in the construction industry

Above ground drainage

Copper pipework

Plastic pressure pipework

Low carbon steel pipework

Installation, repair and maintenance of plumbing systems

Plumbing science

How will it be delivered?

Online unit assessments plus practical assessments.

Entry requirements

Three GCSEs at grade 2 or above including English and maths or successful interview with an initial assessment in English and maths at Entry Level 3 or above

Your next steps...

Successful completion of Level 1 can lead to progression to the Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing studies or an apprenticeship.