Pembrokeshire College, Merlins Bridge, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, SA61 1SZ


Electrical and Plumbing

Electrical and Plumbing

Construction Skills Course

City & Guilds Level 1 Diploma in Building Services Studies

If you are interested in a “hands on” career in the Electrical or Plumbing Construction Industry then this is the programme for you.

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Is this course right for me?

This one year course includes a wide range of content so that learners gain an understanding of the construction industry, and not just their own trade.

Learners who follow the Electrical and Plumbing route will have the opportunity to work with electrical installations as well as learning a variety of plumbing skills.

  • Two GCSEs at grade G or above (may include one relevant equivalent) to include English Language/English Literature/First Language Welsh and Mathematics/Numeracy
  • Essential Skills Wales (ESW) in Application of Number and Communication may be an acceptable equivalent to GCSEs
  • Each application is considered on individual merit
  • Entry is subject to attending a course information session or informal interview
  • Successful completion of relevant programme (including skills) and decision from progression board meeting

You will learn through a range of tasks within a “live” workshop environment. These tasks will be supplemented with practical demonstrations which are designed to develop your awareness of the need for safe working practices, basic tool skills and accurate measurement. All of these skills are necessary to become a competent craftsperson.

Units to be studied will include:

  • Unit 101 – Structure of the construction industry
  • Unit 102 – Fundamental safe working practices
  • Unit 103 – Environmental and sustainability measures in domestic dwellings
  • Unit 104 – Site preparation for working in the construction industry
  • Unit 105 – Electrical installation wiring and terminations
  • Unit 108 – Above ground drainage
  • Unit 109 – Copper pipework
  • Unit 110 – Plastic pressure pipework
  • Unit 112 – Installation, repair and maintenance of plumbing systems
You may need to study an additional skills course depending on:
  • the course you are taking at College
  • what grades you gained in your GCSE Maths and/or English Language
Click below to find out what skills course you may be taking at College

Learners are able to complete either the full qualification or certain units or elements through the medium of Welsh/bilingually. Visit our Welsh Language in the College page to find out what else is available to you.

  • Continuous assessment during the course
  • Practical assessment during the course
  • Portfolio of evidence

Following successful completion of the Level 1 course, learners will be invited to apply for the Level 2 Foundation in Electrical and Plumbing.

Following successful completion of this course learners could look to progress to a higher level course at the College, seek an appropriate Apprenticeship or go directly into employment.

  • Stationery - you will be told about any specific items before you start the course
  • Text books - you will be told about any specific items before you start the course, most text books are available to loan from the college library or online libraries
  • Technical drawing equipment - you will be told about any specific items before you start the course
  • Plumbing flame retardant coveralls - £35
  • Plumbing safety boots/shoes - £14/£39
  • You may be eligible for funding. Find out more on our student finance page

Any costs above are approximate and may change.

  • No tuition fee
  • We are waiving the Administration Fee for the academic year 2024/25
  • You will need to pay a £55 construction workshop fee each year before you start the course
  • You can rent a locker for £10 per year this will be refunded if the locker remains undamaged and keys are returned
  • You may be eligible for funding. Find out more on our student finance page

Any costs above are approximate and may change.

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Sports Academy: While on this course you may be able to join our Sports Academy, if you have a talent for sport, find out what we offer on our Sports Academy page.

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Last updated: 12/12/2023
The College takes all reasonable steps to provide the educational services and courses as described above. Details are correct at the time of editing but may be subject to change without prior notice. Courses will not run if student numbers are insufficient. The College has the right to refuse individuals entry to courses in certain circumstances. Prospective students may be advised of more suitable alternatives, if appropriate. The entry requirements stated are those that are normally required to undertake the programme of study.
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