Dumfries and Galloway College


Dumfries Campus


This course provides a good introduction to working as a plumber as well as including necessary core skills that employers value such as: numeracy, communications and Information Communications Technology (ICT).

You will gain an understanding of some of the basic installation and servicing principles required in the plumbing industry and get an insight into the working environment in which a plumber might be expected to operate.

Practical elements of this course cover:
Introduction to plumbing tools and techniques; Introduction to hot and cold water systems; Installing and connecting plumbing appliances; Introduction to drainage systems; Safe erection of scaffolding.

Entry Requirements

1 subject at National 5 plus 4 at National 4 including English, Maths or a science subject. Or 6 subjects at National 4 including English, Maths or a science subject. Interview, advice session and pre-entry test.

Progression Routes

It would be hoped that the course would act as a stepping stone into a Domestic Plumbing and Heating at SCQF level 7 craft apprenticeship. Employment within the industry at this stage would be necessary.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Construction and the Built Environment

SCQF Level