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Pre-Apprenticeship to Plumbing (NPA)

West Lothian College

Content

This course is for those who want to pursue a career in the building services engineering (BSE) sector or progress on to an apprenticeship in plumbing. The plumbing element covers health and safety, basic tool skills, sanitaryware installation, forming pipework, connecting and testing water supply, and drainage systems.

The NPA award is a pre-apprenticeship qualification preparing you for work in plumbing; heating and ventilating; air conditioning and refrigeration; and electro-technical fields. The course covers:

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; Building science.

It also teaches skills in safety, communication, information technology, problem solving, team-working and numeracy.

Entry Requirements

National 5 English, Maths and a science or a technological subject, or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 5. Interview. Practical skills test.

Progression Routes

Relevant NC or HNC, or employment.

Start Date

August

Qualification

Other

Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year

Department

Construction and Civil Engineering

SCQF Level

5

Career Area

Construction

Career Sectors

Architecture

Building Technology and Management

Civil and Structural Engineering

Construction Crafts

Landscape Architecture

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Degree, DipHE and CertHE

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