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Plumbing Courses for Beginners

Learning a new trade from the ground up isn’t easy, but our plumbing courses for beginners represent a fantastic first step for would-be plumbers. These courses are specifically designed for people with little or no plumbing experience, so even if you’ve never looked under a sink in your life, we’ll help you to grasp the basics before moving you on to more challenging practical tasks.

Our qualified teaching staff have all worked in the plumbing trade for many years, and they will share their expertise with you while helping you to become a confident, capable domestic plumber. You will earn industry-recognised plumbing qualifications, opening the door for a career as a full time plumber if this is a path you wish to pursue.

Here are some of the skills you can learn on your beginners’ plumbing course:
  • Pipe work
  • Installing a variety of common domestic plumbing systems
  • Fixing sinks, toilets, baths, showers, radiators and more
We offer a variety of training programmes, including part time and intensive training courses. For more information about our beginners’ plumbing courses and how to enrol, call Access Training Academies today on 0800 345 7492.
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Who are these courses for?

As you would expect, our beginners’ plumbing courses are tailored to meet the needs of people who have little or no plumbing experience whatsoever. (We do offer a range of other plumbing courses that are better-suited to more experienced candidates).

Everyone over the age of 18 is welcome at Access Training Academies. Regardless of your race, gender or background, we would love to welcome you to one of our fully-equipped UK training centres.

Choose from the following courses:

Our plumbing courses for beginners are geared towards earning these key industry qualifications:
  1. Essential Plumbing Course – Learn the basics of plumbing and earn your City & Guilds 6035 Level 2 Diploma in Domestic Plumbing, the key qualification that you must earn before entering the plumbing industry.

  2. Professional Plumbing Course – The perfect package for anyone looking to become a fully-qualified professional plumber. Learn the basics and earn your Level 2 Plumbing diploma, register for your Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Plumbing & Heating, and gain 2 additional qualifications that will allow you to work with Unvented Hot Water Storage Systems and join the Water Regulations Advisory Scheme (WRAS) as an approved contractor.

  3. Premier Plumbing Course – Everything from the Professional Plumbing Course (above), plus 2 additional qualifications. The Part P Domestic Installer certificate and the ACS Gas Certificate will enable you to legally work on electrical appliances and gas installations in addition to carrying out many different plumbing jobs.
Unsure which course is right for you? Contact us today and we’ll help you to select the course that best matches your requirements!

Where next?

Completing your beginners’ course may be just the beginning! We offer a variety of other accredited trade training courses here at Access Training Academies, so whether you wish to gain additional plumbing qualifications, join the Gas Safe Register, or broaden your skillset by learning another trade entirely, we can help. Contact us today for details.

Why train with Access Training Academies?

Here are just some of the reasons why we’re a leading provider of plumbing courses for beginners and professionals alike:
  • We have been delivering plumbing training courses to candidates of all ability levels for over 13 years
  • Our teaching staff all hold qualifications in their respective trades, and have many years of professional experience
  • We have several state-of-the-art training centres, accessible from across the UK and beyond
  • Our pass rates are among the highest in the country
  • We have been an instrumental part of countless success stories over the years – just take a look at our Testimonials page
  • Our flexible courses allow you to learn a new trade regardless of your current commitments / circumstances
If you’d like to enrol on one of our plumbing courses, please give us a call today on 0800 345 7492.
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Learn the basics and become a domestic plumber!

Our Essential Plumbing Course will teach you everything you need to become a domestic plumber. No experience is required to enrol – you’ll learn fundamental skills and theory and leave the course with a City & Guilds qualification that you to carry out paid plumbing work in other people’s homes.

Here are some examples of what you’ll learn on this course:
  • Installing pipework and guttering
  • Fitting bathrooms and radiators
  • Installing water storage tanks (hot and cold)
  • Complying with safety legislation and regulations
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Become a fully-qualified plumber with this comprehensive course.

Want to become a fully-qualified professional plumber? If so, our Professional Plumbing Course is perfect for you. Most of the candidates who enrol on this course have no prior plumbing experience – we’ll teach you everything you need to know and help you to earn 4 industry-recognised qualifications, fully preparing you for your lucrative new career.

Here’s what you’ll achieve on our Professional Plumbing Course:
  • Learn how to install hot and cold water systems
  • Achieve the Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Plumbing and Heating
  • Become a plumber and carry the coveted City & Guilds badge
  • Earn your Water Regulations Advisory Scheme Certificate
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Earn plumbing, gas, and electrical qualifications with a single training course!

If you’re looking to build a robust skillset and give yourself a competitive edge over other plumbers, we strongly recommend the Premier Plumbing Course. Again, no experience is required; we’ll teach you the fundamental theory and practical skills needed to carry out plumbing, gas, and electrical work in a variety of different settings.

Here’s a summary of you’ll get from this course:
  • Become a fully-qualified plumber
  • Learn about gas and electrical work
  • Join the Gas Safe register
  • Gain your Part P Domestic Electrical Installer certificate
  • Earn a total of 6 industry-recognised qualifications
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Do You Already Have Plumbing Experience?

Our plumbing courses aren’t exclusively for those who wish to change their career. If you are already a practising plumber, we can help you add new accreditations to your skillset – this will ensure that your skills remain up-to-date, and it may even give you the edge over other plumbers in your area. Get in touch to find out what we have to offer experienced plumbers like you.
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Successful Students

“It was worrying for us to give up our jobs and commit to being self employed plumbers, but the light at the end of the tunnel is now very bright! We now have so much work that we thinking of taking someone else on to cope with demand!”
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