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.

Course Code


Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
C701A Eastleigh College 25/9/2019 Wed 18:30 – 21:00 8 £181.00 £181.00
C701B Eastleigh College 22/1/2020 Wed 18:30 – 21:00 8 £181.00 £181.00 Apply now
C701C Eastleigh College 29/4/2020 Wed 18:30 – 21:00 8 £181.00 £181.00 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.