Plumbing Courses and Training

Formal training through plumbing courses is extremely hands-on and can provide critical experience for plumbing professionals and do-it-yourselfers. Training and courses in plumbing are typically run as learn by doing courses and deal with plumbing processes as applied to sanitation, electricity, heat, ventilation and water systems.

Our selection of open courses and in-house training in plumbing includes a wide variety of specialisations and accredited certificates that can open new career opportunities.

ACS Reassessment
Able Skills Ltd
Flexible
579 GBP
Dartford
ACS Reassessment is for those Category 1 candidates who are experienced gas fitters with existing gas knowledge and skills. These...
Building Drainage Explained
Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers
1 day
285 GBP
London
This Building Drainage Explained  training course equips participants with a comprehensive overview of below ground building drainage systems, covering the key...
City & Guilds Level 2 Plumbing & Gas Course
Able Skills Ltd
6 weeks
3,742 GBP
Dartford
This package of learning will see you achieve a Plumbing qualification at level 2 before moving on to a comprehensive...
City & Guilds Level 2 Plumbing & Gas Training and Assessment
Able Skills Ltd
14 weeks
6,079 GBP
Dartford
This package of learning will take you through the entire process to achieve Plumbing and Gas qualifications which will lead...
City & Guilds Level 2 Plumbing Course
Able Skills Ltd
6 weeks
163 GBP
Dartford
If you want to become a qualified Plumber then this industry recognised entry level 2 will be your starting point....
Commercial Gas Assessment
Able Skills Ltd
5 days
829 GBP
Dartford
To carry out Commercial Gas work an operative must first hold the appropriate certificates of competence, only then can assessment...
Design of Heating and Chilled Water Pipe Systems
Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers
1 day
285 GBP
London
This Design of Heating and Chilled Water Pipe Systems  training course equips participants with a comprehensive overview of significant pump...
Designing Water Efficient Hot & Cold Supplies
Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers
1 day
285 GBP
London
This Designing Water Efficient Hot & Cold Supplies  training course equips participants with a comprehensive overview of the essential design considerations...
Domestic and Commercial Electrical Course
Able Skills Ltd
7 weeks
3,246 GBP
Dartford
If you are looking to become an Electrician but feel that your initial access to work will be predominantly domestic...
Domestic Plumbing Training
Able Skills Ltd
14 weeks
5,413 GBP
Dartford
Looking to become a Plumber and work towards becoming a Gas Engineer Look no further. This enhanced package of learning...
Essential Plumbing Course
Access Training Academies
Variable
Multiple (4)
This Essential Plumbing course was developed for those with little to no experience of plumbing work. The overarching goal of...
Home Study Electrics Level 2
Able Skills Ltd
         
(1)
Flexible
2,083 GBP
Dartford
If you are looking to start training as a qualified Electrician but you are unable to commit to a structured...
Home Study Electrics Level 3
Able Skills Ltd
Flexible
1,667 GBP
Dartford
If you hold a level 2 Electrical Installation qualification and now require level 3 then this next step Electrical Home...
Home Study Level 2 Plumbing Course
Able Skills Ltd
         
(1)
4 weeks
1,913 GBP
Dartford
If you want to learn to be a plumber from home but your lifestyle doesnt allow you to commit to...
Introduction to Plumbing
Able Skills Ltd
         
(6)
5 days
208 GBP
Dartford
This short intensive course is ideal for those of you who want some basic introductory plumbing skills with a City...
NVQ Level 2 Plumbing Assessments
Able Skills Ltd
Flexible
833 GBP
Dartford
If you are already working as a Plumber but have never achieved a Plumbing NVQ then Able Skills has Assessors...
Premier Plumbing Course
Access Training Academies
Variable
Multiple (4)
Take your plumbing skills from beginner to expert in one course with Access Training's Premier Plumbing training. Participants on this...
Professional Plumbing Course
Access Training Academies
Variable
Multiple (4)
This City & Guilds accredited professional plumbing training programme has been developed to meet the needs of candidates of all...
Company-Specific / In-House
WRAS Water Regulations Guide Explained
Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers
1 day
Nationwide
All types of water fittings, equipment and plumbing systems installed in premises and supplied from the public water supply in England and...
e-learning / Online / Distance
Construction: Plumbing & Heating Services (Level 2)
Open Learning College
1 year
149 GBP
Distance
This distance learning Plumbing & Heating Services programme is the first step for those seeking to become a successful plumber...
Gas and Plumbing
Open Study College
289 GBP
Distance
Module 1: Introduction Introduction and Welcome Navigation End Tests Scenarios Module 2: Health & Safety Introduction Health & Safety at...
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Introduction to Plumbing

Plumbing is an unavoidable aspect of modern construction. Without quality plumbing work, the quality of life in residential and urban areas would be significantly reduced. Due to its significance in construction and renovation projects, plumbing professionals are highly skilled and sought after.

Plumbing as a category of structure refers to the system of pipes, drains, valves and other devices which manage the flow of water and other liquids and wastes within a structure. Plumbing also spans into infrastructure in cities, communities and rural areas. A plumber is a professional who deals with the installation and maintenance of these systems. These people often become plumbers through plumbing courses or apprenticeships. 

A History of Plumbing

As a largely modern phenomenon and profession, many of the advancements in plumbing systems have occurred within the past few centuries. Plumbing was first introduced in the ancient societies of the Greeks, Romans, Personals, Chinese and Indians. Mostly in the form of bath houses and draining systems for urban areas, these forms of early plumbing dramatically improved the quality of life of then residents. Today, plumbing and piping techniques have evolved to become highly advanced as well as more efficient and safer than ever before. Because plumbing is an evolving area, even established plumbers should keep up with current trends by taking plumbing courses.

Plumbing courses and training

Practical experience in plumbing can not only result in greater efficiency, but it can also add a boost to a resume or CV. Since plumbing in practice is extremely hands-on, training courses are designed to reflect this reality. Plumbing training programmes are often set in actual or mock construction sites where delegates are able to perform the tasks which they are learning. Background knowledge on the logic, techniques and technology behind plumbing is delivered alongside practical learning or in a separate classroom phase of a course.

Typical plumbing courses will include in-depth explanations, demonstrations and hands-on experience with the materials used, available technology, installation systems, calculation and measurement techniques, environmental awareness factors and safety training. After completing a plumbing course, delegates will be up-to-date on the latest techniques and developments in plumbing best practice. Further, many courses lead to a certification which can be used to gain employment or contracts and prove legitimacy for insurance purposes. Courses are also available in a wide spectrum of levels, from beginner to advanced. Advanced level training for plumbers might include professional insight on how to develop and manage one's own plumbing venture and personal branding in this industry.

Health & Safety in the Work Environment

A safe work environment is a must for professionals working in the field of construction. In order to understand and implement the appropriate safety measures, construction professionals require formal training. In preparation for emergency situations, training and courses in safety prepare professionals to be aware of, avoid and deal with potential dangers on the job. Some plumbing courses will have a health and safety component. As a plumber, it is necessary to be full informed of the potential dangers of working with professional tools and installations.

Engineering and Plumbing

The broader professional area of training associated with plumbing connects to engineering with practical applications in the industry and technological updates in installation & pipe-works. Experienced professionals may choose training in an engineering branch that suits their profile and level of practical skills.

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