Skip to main content


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 relatively new to Craven College 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 Year
depending on Level
How your qualification is made up

Entry Requirements

  • Level 2 – Plumbing Level 1 including English & maths GCSEs grade 9-4
  • Level 1 – GCSEs grade 9-1 including English & maths GCSEs grade 9-3

What you will study

  • 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
  • Installation, repair and maintenance of plumbing systems
  • Plumbing science
  • Health and safety in building services engineering
  • Electrical principles and processes for building services engineering
  • Scientific principles for domestic, industrial and commercial plumbing
  • Common plumbing processes
  • Cold water systems
  • Domestic hot water systems
  • Sanitation
  • Central heating systems
  • Drainage systems
  • Understand how to communicate with others within building services engineering

What's Next?

Further Study

  • Apprenticeship
  • T Level


  • Plumber
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.
Scroll Up