how long is a plumbing course

If you go via the 'traditional' routes, it can take years to learn a new trade like plumbing and get the qualifications you need to start work. In the past, the only way to become a professional plumber was to study in college - which typically takes two years - and then take on an apprenticeship for an additional two to five years. This was to ensure that each plumber had the necessary skills and experience to work confidently and competently.

Here at Access Training, we aim to get you qualified in a much shorter timeframe. Of course, we also want our plumbing students to be confident and competent, so the exact length of our plumbing courses depends on the capabilities of the student in question.

Our plumbing courses

We offer three different plumbing course packages for new learners - regardless of what level you're aiming to achieve, we have the right course to get you where you need to be.

We also allow students to train around their current commitments, and some choose to train part time. This ultimately takes longer but means students can continue working whilst they train and still end up as a skilled, fully-qualified plumber. The flexibility of our courses allows people to complete the course at their own speed.

Each student will need to build up a successful portfolio to demonstrate their competence at plumbing. If you have previous experience then this will inevitably be a quicker process, but complete beginners are welcome to Access Training too. We aim to get everyone to the same level, no matter how long it takes.

Our course advisors are always happy to give advice, so if you have any further questions about our plumbing courses or how long it will take to become a plumber, please get in touch with us today!

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COVID-19: In response to the coronavirus pandemic, we now offer live online training to help you build your fundamental plumbing knowledge at home. You'll attend virtual training sessions and learn crucial theory online, then attend our training centre in person to develop your practical plumbing skills in a real-life work environment. Call Access Training on 0800 345 7492 to find out more.

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