Construction and the Built Environment

Summary of course

The qualification covers many areas within plumbing and domestic heating, such as hot and cold water supplies, sanitation and understanding Health and Safety within Building Services Engineering.

What will I study?

The units you will study are likely to include:

Core Units:

  • Health and safety in Building Services Engineering
  • Electrical principles and processes for Building Services Engineering
  • Scientific principles for domestic, industrial and commercial plumbing
  • Common plumbing processes
  • Cold water systems
  • Domestic hot water systems
  • Sanitation
  • Central heating systems
  • Drainage systems
  • Understand how to communicate with others within Building Services Engineering

You will also study for qualifications in Functional Skills and Employability and Social Development.

All units are subject to change and may be withdrawn.

How is the course assessed?

You will be assessed on an ongoing basis through assignments, online tests and practical tasks.

Your Study Programme

If you are aged 16-18, you will join a Study Programme. We will make sure you are working at the right level on your core qualification and are challenged to achieve the highest level of qualification you can. All students will continue to improve their maths and English and if you don't have a grade 4 (C) at GCSE, we will work with you towards achieving that goal (subject to specific entry requirements for particular courses). Work experience will be part of your study programme and complement your college study and prepare you for employment. You will also get involved in activities to help you develop life skills and to build your confidence so you can make progress in your career. Weekly timetables will include tutorial support which may comprise of full group activities or one to one sessions to discuss individual progress or support needs.

Who is this course for?

This qualification is ideal for you if you want to learn the basic skills and knowledge involved in plumbing and wish to gain a Level 2 qualification. The qualification covers a range of basic and advanced tasks and underpinning knowledge involved in plumbing.

Entry Requirements for new students

4 GCSEs at Grade 3 including English and maths

Interview Requirements

You must bring your interview letter to your appointment and arrive 15 minutes before your interview is due to take place.

General Info (materials required for the course)

Students are expected to come to College every day with a scientific calculator, ruler, pens, pencils, coloured pencils, paper and a folder for the classroom. For the workshop there is a mandatory requirement that candidates bring and wear protective overalls and protective footwear at all times during workshop activities.

Course fee information

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Mitchell Bilbe

Mitchell Bilbe

Having worked on jobs with his dad for many years, Mitchell Bilbe is looking to follow in the family footsteps by learning a new trade at Northampton College.The 18-year-old came...

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