Building & Construction
Fee Information

Fees indicated are based on the current year (August 2016 to July 2017) and are subject to change next year.

Our further education courses (Entry to Level 3) are usually free if you are 16-18 years old. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial support to help with other costs associated with your course such as course materials and travel.

If you are aged 19 or over you may be required to pay fees.

If you are enrolling onto a Level 3 or 4 course and are over 19 years of age the fees may be higher and you will be required to take out an Advanced Learning Loan, please see the guide to fees for more information.

International students will be required to pay the full International course fee.

For more information, see our guide to fees.

About this course

This City & Guilds course will cover the practical and job-related knowledge needed for those who want to work in the plumbing industry. The aim of the qualification is to provide a basic introduction to the plumbing sector.

Key areas of study are:

  • Unit 101 Structure of the construction industry
  • Unit 102 fundamental safe working practices
  • Unit 103 Environmental and sustainability measures in domestic dwellings
  • Unit 104 Site preparation for working in the construction industry
  • Unit 108 Above ground drainage
  • Unit 109 Copper pipework
  • Unit 110 Plastic pressure pipework
  • Unit 111 Low carbon steel pipework
  • Unit 112 Installation, repair and maintenance of plumbing systems
  • Unit 113 Plumbing science
Entry Requirements

The minimum entry criteria are Functional Skills Entry 3 English and Maths. Where appropriate students will work towards Level 1 Functional Skills or will complete GCSE resits whilst completing the course especially if you are hoping to progress onto Level 2 programmes.

Assessment Method

Your course will be assessed by observation of your workshop practical activities by an assessor and also job knowledge will be assessed by you completing a written portfolio, demonstrating knowledge on the following: Plumbing systems

The assignment covers the skills and knowledge in the units. Are set by City & Guilds, delivered and marked by the tutor/assessor and will be externally verified by City & Guilds to make sure it is properly carried out.

Progression Opportunities

You will have the opportunity to progress onto Plumbing Level 2 course.

Study Methods

The course is 16 hours a week consisting of practical, theory and functional skills Maths and English and directed study.


We look forward to welcoming you to Ealing, Hammersmith and West London's College. We are enrolling now. Come along to the College to enrol directly. See our enrolment dates and times.