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Plumbing Courses

Whether you want to start an exciting new career as a plumber or add new accreditations to your existing plumbing skills, Access Training’s plumbing training courses will get you qualified faster than any other training programme in the UK.

We provide flexible plumbing training that’s designed to accommodate work and family commitments – no matter where you live or what your circumstances are, we are confident that we will be able to deliver the perfect course for you.

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Available Courses

Learn the basics and become a domestic plumber!

Our Essential Plumbing Course will teach you everything you need to work as a domestic plumber. No experience is required to enrol – you’ll learn fundamental skills and theory and leave the course with an industry-recognised qualification that allows 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
Become a fully-qualified plumber with this comprehensive course.

Want to be 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 qualified plumber and start a new career as a tradesperson
  • Earn your Water Regulations Advisory Scheme Certificate
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
This training programme is designed to earn you the BPEC Unvented G3 Certificate, which is the qualification required to install and maintain unvented hot water storage systems. Here’s what you can expect to learn on this course:
  • Relevant legislation and Building Regulations
  • Operating principles of unvented hot water systems
  • How to design and install these systems
  • How to maintain and repair unvented systems
Professional plumbers must be granted ‘approved contractor’ status by their local water authority. This training course has been developed to help candidates earn the WRAS Certificate of Competence in the shortest possible timeframe. Course content includes:
  • The Water Regulations
  • Water system design
  • Hot and cold water services
  • Installation and fittings
As an individual with little to no prior plumbing experience, you might think that earning your NVQ diploma will take years. Not necessarily – our NVQ courses cater to all experience levels, and we aim to get you qualified in a matter of weeks, not years.
  • No entry requirements
  • Assistance with compiling your portfolio
  • Earn your NVQ quickly
  • Get qualified to work on-site
Bathroom fitting is a great skill to have, and adding it your skillset could earn you a lot of lucrative work going forward. This course will equip you with all the knowledge needed to fit a bathroom suite to a professional standard; here are some of the areas we cover:
  • Selecting resources and materials
  • Working with plastic pipes
  • Working with copper pipes
  • Fitting bathroom interiors

Intensive Training, Tailored to Suit You

It would normally take years to achieve a professional plumbing qualification, but unlike most colleges, Access Training Academies provide intensive plumbing training that leads to recognised qualifications in a matter of weeks. Our courses are fully accredited, and you will have a huge range of training programmes to choose from – no matter what your goals are, we can help you to achieve them.

Who can enrol on our plumbing training courses?

Anybody! Access Training welcomes clients from all backgrounds, and regardless of your age, gender, or previous experience, we would be more than happy to hear from you. We accommodate learners from all over the UK and beyond – we have even trained clients from the USA and Australia.

Here are a few reasons to complete your plumbing training with Access Training Academies:
  • Access Training Academies always keep class sizes to a minimum, ensuring that everyone receives plenty of guidance from the tutor
  • Our state-of-the-art training facilities provide trainee plumbers with a realistic learning environment
  • We have an outstanding pass rate – more than twice the national average in some cases
  • The plumbing courses that we provide focus on practical, hands-on learning, whilst still covering all of the theoretical knowledge that you’ll need to get qualified
  • Upon completion of your training course, we will help you to join the BPEC unvented hot water competent persons scheme (or another industry-recognised scheme), enabling you to legally work on hot water systems
  • Our plumbing courses can be tailored to your personal needs and circumstances, including family commitments and your current job
  • We can also help you to undertake gas training and become a qualified gas engineer to complement your plumbing expertise

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.

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!”
Alex Wilcox
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