Learn the following skills:

Sizing and installing pipework
Fitting radiators and bathroom suites
Installing above-ground drainage systems
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.

Who is this course for?

Our Essential Plumbing Course has been designed with absolute beginners in mind, so don’t worry if you’re starting with no experience at all. This training programme will equip you with a good foundation knowledge of plumbing and prepare you for your new career in the trade.


Candidates who successfully complete the Essential Plumbing Course will be awarded a Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing & Heating. 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

Some of the areas covered on this course are:
Domestic hot and cold water systems
Central heating
Water cylinders and tanks
Bathroom installation
Maintenance of systems and components
Safety regulations and best practices

Progress options

Completing this Essential Plumbing course will not only allow you to begin your new career as a plumber; it will also provide you with the perfect platform to take on additional, more advanced plumbing training. We offer a variety of accredited plumbing courses and 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 also offer several gas training programmes. Many of our plumbing learners 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 are able to undertake, which could enhance your earning potential dramatically.

Why study with Access Training Academies?

Here are some of the things that make us the UK’s leading training provider:
  • Fully-equipped training centres across the UK
  • Specialist tutors with years of professional experience
  • Continuous support, even once you have finished your training
Contact us to learn more about this basic plumbing course and how you can enrol today.