Plumbing - improvers

Course code: ICAR205P

Subject area: Construction

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

7:00pm - 9:00pm


20th Apr 2021 - 6th Jul 2021

Abingdon Campus

Contact details

01235 555 585

This is a course for those who have some skill but really want to develop those skills through practical issues seen everyday in the life of a plumber.

You are going to learn how to solve practical problems that you may be faced with such as:
• how to fix two different size pipes together successfully
• how to bend larger pipes successfully or solder them with lying water still in the pipework.
Exploring the techniques, you will be involved in learning to strip and fix a Sani flow unit into your home and you will be taught how to deal with noisy pipes and airlocks alike. Finally, you will start to look at wet heating systems and microbore piping.

Please note there will be no sessions on 16/02/2021

Also note the plumbing room is shared room with the pottery courses. Noise levels can be louder than expected on occasions.

Abingdon and Witney College is subject to Ofsted regulation and is required to work with all its students to make sure they understand Government initiatives around Safeguarding, Prevent and Fundamental British Values. Information on these matters will be shared with you during your course.

You will also be asked to complete monitoring paperwork, which helps us to deliver course content to the highest quality.

Plumbing Improvers
There are no entry requirements but please remember you are going to be working in a practical way so please wear appropriate clothing and footwear.

Courses can fill fast, so please enrol early to avoid disappointment. Decisions on whether a course is to run are made two weeks prior to the start date - an email will be sent to you should there be changes to your course or if it is cancelled. Please check your inbox leading up to your course, including the junk folders. For anyone without an email account, our Admissions team will phone you instead.

For the first week of the course you will need to bring a valid form of identification; this includes passport, driving licence, debit/credit card, Birth Certificate or National Insurance card.

Please note - you should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2020 prior to starting the course.
Courses offered by the college are fully or partly funded by the Government and the published fee takes account of this funding.

Before starting a course, the College is required to check you meet conditions relating to that funding, e.g. age, residency status within the UK/EEA, prior qualification level and employment status. In some circumstances (such as with online enrolments), these checks can only be completed after you have enrolled and paid.

If you are unable to pay in full for this course at the time of enrolment, and the course tuition fee is £300 or more, an instalment plan is available. If this is your preference, please do not enrol online but rather call the Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to enrol.

Once enrolled, Admissions will take the first instalment payment from you and pass on your details to the Finance team who will email you to set-up your payment plan. Please return a fully completed instalment plan to Finance as failure to do so could result in being withdrawn from your course.

The 19+ full fee button displays the full fee that may apply. As the rules on fee reduction are complicated, we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to discuss these options. You can also visit the Course Fees & Finance page by searching 'Fees and bursaries' at the top of the page.

16 - 18 Fee

19+ Fee

Tution Fee: £121.00
Exam Fee: £0.00
Materials: £10.00

Total Cost: £131.00

19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £72.60
Exam Fee: £0.00
Materials: £10.00

Total Cost: £82.60

As this is a non-accredited course, there is no formal qualification. However, you will be asked to complete activities that demonstrate how you are progressing on your course.
Learning and assessment through:
• practical exercises
• peer and tutor demonstration
• quizzes
• project based learning.

This is a project-based course where learners are often assembling and dissembling the work of your peers checking it for faults and suggesting improvements. Several specific areas have been designed to test your skills.