£625 inc vat
The 4 day intensive weekend plumbing course is a very hands-on practical course aimed at arming you with the knowledge and understanding to confidently take on plumbing jobs around the home or start up as a plumber offering a variety of plumbing services to your local area. Our 5-day plumbing course is more in-depth but only runs during the week.
The plumbing course is suitable for total beginners with no previous experience or tradespersons such as tilers, plasterers, joiners, kitchen fitters etc who wish to undertake plumbing tasks from changing taps, plumbing in a kitchen sink including a washing machine to full bathroom replacements including fitting of radiators in order to gain more work and income. In the current climate the tradesperson who can do the whole job to a customer tends to get the more jobs leaving the customer without the headache of finding multiple trades to complete a home project.
This plumbing course is aimed to give you enough skills to develop your expertise to a career in plumbing as many of our former plumbing candidates have or just to give you the confidence to take on plumbing projects around the house however small or large.
Our 4-day plumbing course will provide you with a great insight and understanding of the plumbing trade whether you are a total beginner or have some previous plumbing experience.
Please feel free to arrange a visit prior to booking. Take the tour and have a chat to students actually on the plumbing course or just give YTA a call and we will be more than happy to discuss the course in more detail.
4 Day Intensive Weekend Plumbing Course Content.
First Weekend (Saturday & Sunday)
Working with and using 15mm and 22mm copper pipe and fixings, fitting isolation valves and pipe bending.
Using a variety of fittings and tools to produce pipework.
Plan and install a bathroom (bath, taps, toilet, basin and all wastes). Installation of the bathroom will be with copper pipe and fittings and the use of a pipe bender and soldering ‘end feed’ joints to create a neat customer standard job.
1st and 2nd fix installations explained and planned before bathroom installing proceeds. Bathroom will be tested up to mains pressure and should there be any leaks, they will need fixing!
Before the toilet is installed a full strip down and full explanation of internal cistern fittings and different types of flush mechanisms you will come across. Fault finding, diagnosis of toilet flush problems and how to repair different faults.
How to fix faults and repair valves etc. Common plumbing call out jobs explained including an pricing projects, call outs and emergency call out work including hourly rates and plumbing day rates.
Second Weekend (Saturday & Sunday)
Install a small 2 radiator system (3 radiators if your skills / timeframe allows) using copper pipe and fittings and again using the pipe bender to create a professional job keeping pipework neat and hopefully leak free!
Fill radiator system up to pressure and bleed air. Check for leaks and then undergo a common fault finding and valve replacement.
Drain down techniques and heating systems explained.
For those that have picked up the skills quickly with some time to spare, we will touch on the following either through explanation or practical training on the Sunday afternoon:
Plumbing up a kitchen sink, hot and cold pipework and a tee off for washing machine / dishwasher.
Kitchen is again plumbed in using copper pipe and solder fittings including end feed tap connectors!
Then a strip down the taps and complete a tap washer replacement, tap washer reseat and o ring replacement. Servicing a tap and fault-finding common repairs.
Kitchen sink wastes, traps and all the varieties available will be explained and you can choose which to fit. You will have a working kitchen sink both supply pipework and waste pipework so confidence will be really growing by this stage!
Next you will get your first job add a garden tap to your completed kitchen pipework just like a real job! Then make sure it works.
Throughout the course the instructor will be going through how to tackle problems, real life solutions, replacement parts and fault finding and repairs. Pricing jobs, business start-up is also covered.
The course is aimed at you leaving us on Sunday afternoon and to start completing small plumbing jobs, either a tap washer replacement, change a radiator valve or install a bathroom.
Fitting of tap connectors including flexi ‘WC assembly including all internal fittings’ Fault finding and repair ‘Bathroom taps and wastes fitted and explained’.
Plumbing in a complete bathroom and water testing under pressure!!
Fitting of kitchen sink taps and waste ‘Strip down a kitchen tap, repair washer and re-test’ Plumbing in a kitchen sink with hot and cold outlets for a washing machine, then water test everything under pressure.
Fitting of radiators ‘Fault finding and repair’ Plumbing up and filling up until under full pressure ‘THEN under pressure and full of water, change a radiator and valve !!’
Extra content covered on every YTA plumbing course.
- Tricks of the trade throughout the plumbing course
- Full Measuring and In-Depth Quoting based on your full-size kitchens and bathrooms.
- Marketing Techniques
- Business cards, logo design and how to advertise
- Insurance, TAX, CIS scheme and CSCS cards
- Plumbing Business Start Up
- Course progression and NVQ’s
Please feel free to arrange a visit prior to booking. Take the tour and have a chat to students actually on the plumbing course.
4 Day Intensive Weekend Plumbing Course Overview
- Plumbing with copper pipe
- Using plumbing fixings such as compression, end feed (solder) and push fit
- Plumbing in a bathroom
- Plumbing in a kitchen sink – time permitting on weekends.
- Plumbing in a radiator system
- Plumbing tools explained
- Plumbing Business start up
- £600 inc vat
|4-day weekend plumbing 1st weekend 25/02/2023, 2nd weekend 04/03/2023 £625.00||
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