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City and Guilds 7202 Level 1 Diploma in Plumbing Studies

This qualification is aimed at you, if you are looking to start a career in the plumbing and heating industry.

Course Content

Topics Covered

If you are enrolled on the Plumbing qualification you will study installation, repair and maintenance of plumbing systems, above ground drainage, pipework (copper, plastic, low carbon steel) and plumbing science. If you are enrolled on the electrical qualification you will study wiring and terminals, fabrication techniques, and electrical science and technology. There are also three subjects which are covered in both qualifications;

  • Structure of the construction industry
  • Environmental and sustainability measures in domestic dwellings
  • Site preparation in the construction industry

All practical assessments will be undertaken internally in the college’s workshops and marked by the assessors.
There are a range of practical activities using a variety of materials and plumbing situations to ensure the student gains abroad range of experience to aid work placed activities.

Students will undertake nine external exams using the GOLA examination system.

Entry Requirements

3 GCSEs at Grade 3 or above, including maths and English.


These qualifications can lead to a career in either Plumbing or Electrical Installation.