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Construction Courses at Lancaster & Morecambe College

Plumbing & Heating Level 1

egg-timerFull Time
arrowLevel 1
hat16-18, Adult FT
calendar1 Year
pinLancaster & Morecambe College
Start date: 04/09/2023

This course is a great way to start your career in the plumbing & heating trade. You will develop basic skills in order to progress into further studies or employment, such as above ground drainage, fundamentals of pipework, safe working practices and more.

Course Overview

Your main challenge is to enjoy your work, take part in activities and try to make each piece of work better than the last. You will study the following:

  • 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

  • Low carbon steel pipework

  • Installation, repair and maintenance of plumbing systems

  • Plumbing science

All LMC students will receive tutorial support and take a programme of Functional Skills including English & Maths.

LMC has guest speakers along with joint events for all students. There is also an excellent opportunity to take part in National Citizen Service (NCS) which gives learners opportunities for bonding and stepping outside of their comfort zones.

Progression Routes

Upon course completion many of our students choose to progress onto the Plumbing & Heating Level 2 course, while some students choose to progress onto another Level 2 course in Construction, or an Apprenticeship.

As a professional plumber, you could develop your skills within the industry with further training in:

  • Heating, ventilation & air conditioning

  • Renewable energy technologies

  • Oil fired appliances

  • Engineering

  • Contract management

You can discover all the opportunities available to you by exploring the full list of careers in this industry.

Entry Requirements

To study this course you must:

  • Have an enthusiasm for the subject area

  • Show a commitment to study

  • Be able to work independently

You must also have 3 GCSEs at grade G/1 or higher PLUS grade F/2 or higher in English & Maths.

All students aged 16 -19 are required to study Functional Skills English & Maths qualifications or GCSE English & Maths if not already awarded a grade C/4 or higher in these subjects.

If you have a grade D/3 at GCSE you will study English &/or Maths GCSE. Students with a grade lower than D/3 will work towards GCSE through the study of English & Maths Functional Skills.

Entry criteria will be applied at the discretion of the course manager.

How to Apply

If you would like to apply for this course, please click 'Apply' in the top right, follow the steps, and our Admissions Team will be in touch with you.

For more information, advice and guidance please phone Student & Learning Services on 01524 521385 or 0800 306306 or email

Course code: A30043-A1A