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Introduction to Plumbing (NPA) (Level 5)

West Lothian College

Content

The NPA award is a vocationally-related qualification at a basic but industrially meaningful level. The main purpose of the award is to make candidates aware of, and prepare for employment within any the BSE industries of Plumbing; Heating and Ventilating; Air Conditioning and Refrigeration; Electrotechnical. The NPA is, in effect, a pre-apprenticeship award. There is a strong emphasis on safety throughout the award. You will also develop your core skills in communication, information technology, problem solving, team-working and numeracy.

Course includes: Basic electrical installation operations; Basic plumbing operations; Basic heating and ventilation operations; Basic refrigeration and air conditioning operations; Energy and the environment; System, roles, responsibilities and procedures; Science.

Entry Requirements

English, Maths, Design and Manufacture and a science subject at National 4. Interview and practical test.

Progression Routes

Relevant NC or HNC; Modern Apprenticeship

Start Date

August

Qualification

Other

Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year

Department

Construction

SCQF Level

5

Career Area

Construction

Career Sectors

Architecture

Building Technology and Management

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Construction Crafts

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