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If you enjoy problem-solving, have good manual dexterity and coordination, then learning to be a professional plumber could be your route to a fulfilling career.

Plumbing is new to Craven College for 2021-22 and forms part of the well-established construction suite of courses. You will have access to a new plumbing workshop in Skipton with industry-standard equipment.  You will have the opportunity to enter the prestigious CITB Skill Build competition. All tools, equipment and materials are provided.

Aireville Campus
Study Location
1-2 Years
depending on Level
How your qualification is made up

Entry Requirements

  • Level 3 – Plumbing Level 2 (merit/distinction) including English & maths GCSEs grade 9-4
  • Level 2 – Plumbing Level 1 including English & maths GCSEs grade 9-2
  • Level 1 – 4 GCSEs grade 9-1 including English or maths
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What you will study

• Structure of the Construction Industry
• Fundamental Safe Working Practices
• Environmental & 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 & Maintenance of Plumbing Systems
• Plumbing Science
• Installing & Testing Components of Plumbing Systems
• Commissioning & Decommissioning Systems
• Maintaining the Effective Operation of Systems
• Maintaining the Safe Working Environment
• Maintaining Effective Working Relationships
• Contributing to Quality Development & Improvements of Products & Services
• Health & Safety in Building Services
• Environmental Technology Systems
• Plumbing System Installation Planning
• Complex Cold Water Systems
• Domestic Hot Water
• Sanitation & Drainage Systems
• Central Heating Systems
• Domestic Gas Principles
• Career Awareness in Building Services Engineering

What's Next?

Select your preferred study programme (subject). You can make 2 choices now and make a final decision in June. We will give you a conditional offer based on your predicted/actual GCSEs.

Further Study

  • Construction Management
  • Advanced Apprenticeship


  • Plumber