Faculty of Construction
Attendance Options: Full Time, Part Time, Full Time
As a full-time student studying a Diploma in Plumbing, you will enter the department at Level 2, and after successful completion of this you will have the opportunity to progress to Level 3.
The course covers how to install and maintain a variety of Plumbing systems, including hot and cold water systems, drainage, rainwater systems and central heating systems.
Entry to the course is normally GCSE maths and English grades A-D (9-3) or equivalent. The purpose of the course is to help you progress into industry as an apprentice, whilst gaining real work experience during your time with us.
At each level, assessment will be through both theory and assignment work - preparing you for the unit end exam.
Each unit has a practical and theory element, and both assessments need to be completed in order to gain unit accreditation.
Our training is delivered by highly skilled teaching staff, who each have a number of years' industrial experience. You can be sure that everything you are taught is of the highest standard.
You will be taught by specialists in our up-to-date training facilities, and supported and observed in the workplace by qualified assessors with a wealth of expertise in the industry.
You will attend College one day per week to gain the knowledge required to do your job and develop your skills. There are a number of exams at both Levels 2 and 3.
The NVQ Diploma is achieved through creating a site diary including workshop evidence and supported by on-site assessments.
After successful completion of the Level 2 Diploma, you will have the opportunity to progress to Level 3. We encourage our full-time students to be proactive in looking for employment or an Apprenticeship, so that the training you have been given can be put into practice in the world of work. An up to date CV is essential.
After successful completion of our Level 3 course you will have the knowledge and understanding to install and maintain Domestic Plumbing and Heating systems, and in some cases will be able to progress into higher education and professional construction.
On successful completion of the Intermediate Apprenticeship in Plumbing, you will have the skills, knowledge and qualifications to progress to the Advanced Apprenticeship in Domestic Plumbing and Heating.
We offer two pathways - Gas and Environmental.
On successful completion of the Advanced Apprenticeship in Domestic Plumbing and Heating - Gas, you will be eligible to be put on the Gas Safe Register.
On successful completion of the Advanced level Apprenticeship in Domestic Plumbing and Heating - Environmental, you will be able to install, commission and maintain a solar thermal system, and a greater understanding of environmental technology and systems.
Entry Level Courses :
Skills for Life & Work
No formal qualifications are required for this course, although evidence of personal progression from previous education establishments would be beneficial.
These courses are specifically designed for learners with a special educational need (SEND).
Skills & Employability
English & maths GCSE Grades G-U / 1 or English & maths Functional Skills Entry Level 3
Full Time GCSE Re-sit Study Course
You will receive an offer of a place on the course subject to passing an English & Maths assessment.
Full Time Level 1 Course
English & Maths GCSE Grades E-G/1- 2 or English & Maths Functional Skills Entry Level 3.
Full Time Level 2 Course
Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade D/3 including English and Maths or a vocational qualification Level 1, plus GCSE grade D/3 in both English and Maths.
English & Maths Functional Skills Level 1 will be accepted as an alternative to GCSEs.
Full time Level 3 Course
Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grades A-C/4-9 (including English and Maths) or a vocational qualification Level 2, plus GCSE grade C/4 in both English and Maths
Minimum of 5 GCSE passes but English and Maths GCSE must be Grade 5 or above.
T levels in Science and Healthcare Science will also require a minimum of a grade 5 in a GCSE Science subject.
You can apply for all our courses by choosing the Apply Now button, which appears once you have chosen the area you are interested in.
You can apply for Apprenticeship vacancies or register your interest in an Apprenticeship sector as follows -
To register your interest - http://www.oldham.ac.uk/apprenticeships-traineeships/apprenticeships/
To apply for a vacancy - http://www.oldham.ac.uk/apprenticeships-traineeships/apprenticeship-vacancies/
If you are aged between 16 and 18 when you start your course and are taking a course leading to a qualification, the tuition and exam fees are free. However, there may be some additional costs for optional trips, recommended text books and professional start up kits. We have a bursary scheme to assist with these costs.
If you are aged between 16 and 18 when you start your course and are taking a course leading to a qualification, the tuition and exam fees are free. However, there may be some additional costs for optional trips, recommended text books and professional start up kits.Please note that fees may be charged to students ages 19 and over on certain courses. For more information about course fees and whether you may be eligible for fee remission please ring 0161 785 4039 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
It is important that you come along and speak to one of our staff about your choice/s.
Once we receive your application, you will be invited in to speak to a tutor or a member of the Apprenticeship team to discuss your application.
This will provide you with the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the course/Apprenticeship and to see our facilities.