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Covid-19 Update

Given the Covid-19 pandemic, the College calendar has been changed for the first term of the 2020/21 academic year and has introduced a two-week October half term break. This break is from Monday 19 to Friday 30 October during which time the College is closed to Learners. The College office will be open from Monday 19 to Friday 23 October (telephone/email enquiries open) and closed from Monday 26 October to Friday 30 October (telephone/email enquiries closed until Monday 2 November). From 2 November we are increasing the areas in which a face mask or covering is required to be worn.

What opportunities will this course give me?

Students may consider further courses in plumbing, including the qualification courses offered by the college. Further information on these is available on the website and can be discussed with your tutor.

What will I be learning?

This is a beginners course; topics will include:
• Basic grounding in hot and cold water systems, central heating, showering, domestic sanitary ware and other topics.
• Identification of system types.
• Awareness of water bylaws.
• Use of basic plumbing tools and other equipment.
• Measuring, cutting, bending and jointing pipe and tube.
• Maintenance of taps and valves.

There will be other practical work as time allows.

A College Certificate will be awarded on request.

Why is this course for me?

The course is mainly hands on. There are no formal theory lessons, although systems and subjects are discussed in the workshop. Practical tasks will include repair of taps, valves etc., some soldering and bending of pipes, fitting and dismantling sanitary ware. Individual topics will be visited in depth as required by class consensus and where time allows. Home based projects can also be discussed as time allows.

What do I need to sign up?

There are no formal entry requirements for this course; this course is suitable for anyone who would like to have a basic knowledge of domestic plumbing and heating systems in domestic situations. The course does not offer qualifications to trade as a plumber.

Is there anything else I need to know?

Please bring paper, pen and a folder for brochures and hand-outs. Steel toe capped shoes or boots and long trousers/jeans must be worn to participate in this course. No open toe footwear or shorts are permitted. As this course is based in a workshop, we recommend old clothes that you don't mind getting a little dirty/overalls/workshop coat, and a willingness to get your hands dirty.

No additional costs are anticipated.

Application Information

Please note that all courses are subject to minimum numbers and course descriptions may be subject to change. A place on your chosen course is not confirmed until all of the necessary enrolment paperwork is signed and any relevant fees are paid. The team will be in touch to discuss this with you, once your application has been processed.

Course Code

PLUMN1

Course Options

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23/9/2020 - Apply Now

Venue

Eastleigh College

Session code

C701A

Day

Wed

Time

18:30 – 21:00

Weeks

8

Fees

£220.00

24+: £220.00

20/1/2021 - Apply Now

Venue

Eastleigh College

Session code

C701B

Day

Wed

Time

18:30 – 21:00

Weeks

8

Fees

£220.00

24+: £220.00

28/4/2021 - Apply Now

Venue

Eastleigh College

Session code

C701C

Day

Wed

Time

18:30 – 21:00

Weeks

8

Fees

£220.00

24+: £220.00

Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
C701A Eastleigh College 23/9/2020 Wed 18:30 – 21:00 8 £220.00 £220.00
C701B Eastleigh College 20/1/2021 Wed 18:30 – 21:00 8 £220.00 £220.00 Apply now
C701C Eastleigh College 28/4/2021 Wed 18:30 – 21:00 8 £220.00 £220.00 Apply now

* Please note that although this tool looks to give customers the best indication of course costs, a final cost can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

Need some further advice?

If you require further advice and guidance about any course costs and/or the funding options available to you, the College has a dedicated Adult and Community Learning team who can be contacted on telephone 023 8091 1270.

The Equality Act

The College wishes to ensure that it complies with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. If you are a disabled person, please ensure that we know what you need so that we can make all reasonable adjustments to help you succeed.

Please note all courses descriptions may be subject to change.