When first setting out into a new profession, it’s crucial to have a solid foundation on which to build a satisfying career.
This is why, when it comes to our Preparation for Plumbing Operations level 1 course, we at YTA want you to emerge with the ability to take on a variety of plumbing jobs.
Our five-day plumbing level 1 course is just one of our many popular and renowned plumbing courses. It is suitable for total beginners or tradespersons who want to expand their skillset. These days, the tradesperson who can do a wide range of plumbing tasks is likely to win more jobs than the person who can only do one or two.
What does this course entail?
Our five-day level 1 plumbing course will provide you with invaluable insight and understanding into the plumbing trade.
The course is very hands on and practical, but you will also be trained and assessed in two units: Introduction to construction work and Carrying out plumbing operations. Completing both of these units successfully will enable you to achieve the full Level 1 Award in Preparation for Plumbing Operations.
On day one, you’ll work with 15mm and 22mm copper pipe and fixings, fitting isolation valves and pipe bending. You’ll also get to grips with various fitting tools for the production of pipework.
Day two will see you planning and fitting a bathroom. The bathroom will be tested against mains working pressure – any leaks will have to be fixed.
The third day of the course will teach you the anatomy of a toilet and the process of repairing different faults. You will also learn about common call out jobs, work out how to price them, and give thought to hourly and day rates.
Day four will be all about radiators. You will install a small two-radiator system, or even three radiators if your skills and the timeframe enable this, using copper pipe and fittings. Then, you will fill to pressure and bleed the radiator, checking for leaks, before removing the radiator with water inside, and learn about the hanging and refitting of radiators.
Your final day will teach you about the kitchen and the various plumbing jobs commonly associated with this all-important part of the home. Eventually, it will be time for you to fit a garden tap to the kitchen pipework. This will be followed by us explaining how to install a shower.
Does this sound like the course for you? Get in touch!
Many of the students of our plumbing courses go on to have highly rewarding careers as plumbers. However, this course is also designed to give you the confidence to fix plumbing issues around the house – no matter how big or small.
Enquire to us today if you have any further questions about this or any of our other highly rated plumbing courses, as well as to book your place.