Introduction to Plumbing Workshop

This course is suitable for students aged 19 and over.

This short, leisure course is designed for anyone wishing to try their hand at plumbing and have a desire to learn from the professionals. You may want to progress from this short course to a course which offers a recognised qualification.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

This course starts on Tuesday 8th January 2019. You will attend College every Tuesday from 6.00pm - 9.00pm for three weeks.

The course takes place at our STEM Centre, Technology Campus, St Helens WA9 1TT.

What will I study?

This short course is specifically designed to give participants an introduction into plumbing. You will cover:

  • Selection and use of tools and equipment
  • Introduction to pipe-bending
  • Types of fittings and pipes available
  • Jointing techniques
  • Maintaining your plumbing in the home

Stout footwear is required (no open toe sandals or high heels permitted). Overalls or old clothes are also recommended.

You will study alongside like-minded people in classes delivered by friendly supportive tutors.

How is it assessed?

There is no formal assessment. The course is aimed to increase your own knowledge of the subject matter.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

There are no formal entry requirements. All you will need is commitment and enthusiasm. As with all our introduction courses the main emphasis is to come and enjoy the workshops.

What are the course fees?

This three-week workshop will cost £30. Course fees are dependent on your personal circumstances and you may be eligible for funding. For more information on financial support that may be available, please visit our dedicated Financial Support page.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

You may want to develop your skills further and apply to study for a recognised accredited qualification.

I'm interested in this course, what do I do next?

If you would like any further information in relation to this course, please contact our enquiries team directly on 0800 99 66 99 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or drop into our next Enrolment and Information Event. Alternatively, submit an application form to secure a place.

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Workplace Environment

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