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Course Overview

If you want to become a plumber but don’t know where to start, an Essential Plumbing course from Access Training Academies could be exactly what you’re looking for.

This course is designed for candidates with little to no experience of plumbing work – we will equip you first with a basic understanding of plumbing, and then with the skills and knowledge needed to achieve City & Guilds-accredited qualifications and start your lucrative new career.

Our basic plumbing course covers all the key areas, including:
  • How to run pipework
  • Fitting radiators and bathroom suites
  • Installing external guttering
  • Waste pipes
  • Installing hot/cold water storage tanks
Read on to find out more, or contact us now to book your place on our Essential Plumbing Course. If you’re looking for a more advanced training programme, return to our main Plumbing Courses page to see what else we have to offer.
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Who is this course for?

Anybody can enrol on our Plumbing Essentials course, regardless of age or prior experience. This is a basic plumbing course, and it was designed with absolute beginners in mind, so don’t worry if you have no knowledge of plumbing at present – most of the people who complete this course start from scratch!

What qualification will I receive?

Candidates who successfully complete the Plumbing Essentials course will be awarded the City & Guilds 6035 Level 2 Diploma in Domestic Plumbing. This qualification covers a variety of different areas (see below), and is a must-have for those who wish to enter the plumbing industry.

Areas covered

Our Plumbing Essentials course covers the following areas:
  • Health and safety
  • Electrical principles and processes
  • Scientific principles
  • Domestic hot water systems
  • Sanitation
  • Central heating
  • Drainage
  • Cloakroom
  • Cylinder cupboard
  • Bathroom installation
  • Maintenance
You will also be taught the latest safety regulations and best practices; safety is a crucial concern for any tradesperson, and you will need to be aware of the safest way to operate if you wish to undertake any professional plumbing work.

Progress options

Completing Essential Plumbing course will not only allow you to begin your new career as a professional plumber; it will also provide you with the perfect jumping-off point for undertaking additional, more advanced plumbing training. We offer a variety of accredited plumbing courses here at Access Training Academies, and we will be more than happy to discuss potential progress routes with you once you have completed the plumbing course.

In addition to our various plumbing courses, we at Access Training Academies also offer several gas training programmes. Many of our plumbing students choose to work towards a gas qualification as well; these two disciplines go hand-in-hand, and training in both fields will significantly broaden the scope of the work you will be able to undertake when you turn professional.

Why study with Access Training Academies?

Whether you are starting from scratch, refreshing your expertise, or adding new skills to your arsenal, Access Training Academies is the number one choice for your plumbing training course. Here are some of the things that make us the UK’s leading training provider:
  • State-of-the-art training centres throughout the UK
  • Specialist tutors with years of professional experience
  • Enhanced online assessments, to be completed in your own time
Contact us to learn more about our basic plumbing course and how you can enrol today.
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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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