Plumbing

Overview

Plumbing courses at all levels, delivered in a well-equipped department, develop the practical skills and knowledge you need to work in the plumbing and heating industry.

Our study program will equip you with the knowledge needed to enter employment and further your career.

Covering practical techniques and skills, enabling you to progress in the field of domestic plumbing and heating. Work experience is an essential part of the course; our strong links with local and national companies give students a true perspective of plumbing outside of college. Opportunities for external visits, throughout the year also encourage you to relate your learning to real life situations.


Career Prospects

Plumbers and heating and ventilating engineers

Annual pay
£38,480
Workforce change
3%
Hours/week
42
Replacement
26%

The workforce is projected to expand by 3% over the period to 2024, adding 5,583 jobs. In the same period, 26% of the workforce is projected to retire, creating 50,178 job openings.

Role description

Jobholders in this unit group assemble, install, maintain and repair plumbing fixtures, heating and ventilating systems and pipes and pipeline systems in commercial, residential and industrial premises and public buildings.

Common tasks

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Maison Dieu Road
Dover, Kent
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