Plumbers are extremely important people in society. Good plumbing is not only vital to public health, but is also an integral part of modern day life. Without the competent plumber, disease would be rife, sanitation non-existent, clean fresh drinking water from a tap only a dream and central heating would consist of a coal or log fire!
It takes years of training to become qualified and a career in plumbing calls for dedication to lifelong learning, as the rate of technological advancement is rapid. An understanding of maths and science is vital, a head for heights, the ability to work in cramped conditions and the stamina to complete a physically hard work day after day is required.
The plumbing industry holds diverse career paths, good wages and the opportunity for individuals to run their own business. Many plumbers progress to design, consultancy, teaching and management, making the plumbing and heating industry a career with a future.
The natural progression from the Plumbing Certificate at Level 2 is NVQ Plumbing at Level 2.
All candidates must be employed or self employed in the relevant trade
The course is predominantly practical, however it is essential to acquire a thorough job knowledge and you will be required to pass 10 multi choice exams.
Subjects covered will include:
Overalls and safety boots