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Plumbing Diploma

This course is the perfect introduction to plumbing, as you take your first steps in this varied career. You’ll be developing the essential skills that every plumber needs and learning a trade for life.

The Plumbing Level 1 Diploma, awarded by City and Guilds, is available at both our Paignton and Newton Abbot Campuses. It is ideal for undertaking plumbing training to become a plumber, and allows you to progress to the Level 2 and 3 technical certificates in Plumbing.

You will participate in practical sessions in the workshop and complete a portfolio of evidence for assessment, as well as theory-based exams. Upon completion, you can progress to further study or consider a plumbing apprenticeship and employment.

This qualification is aimed at learners who want to learn the basic skills and knowledge of Plumbing.

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Shaun started teaching after spending 23 years in the Infantry, leaving as a Company Sergeant Major. During his time he has under taken many roles within the Infantry from a Mortar Fire Controller to working within Intelligence gathering. Shaun has served in Northern Ireland seven times, Europe, Africa, America, Bosnia and Afghanistan. Whilst serving, Shaun also spent two years working within the Search and Rescue Organisation.​Shaun Aston

Paignton Campus – Vantage Point

This course is available at our Vantage Point Campus. 

Our inspirational Paignton Campus provides the very best learning environment, featuring state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.

South Devon College,
Long Road,

Newton Abbot Campus – Construction Skills Centre

This course is available at our Newton Abbot Campus at the Construction Skills Centre where we offer construction courses for learners of all ages, reaching Teignbridge and Torquay.

Bradley Lane,
Newton Abbot,
TQ12 1LZ

Have you considered...

We have courses to suit everyone so if you haven’t found exactly what you’re looking for yet, we recommend you take a look at the following courses. We’ve selected these for you based on your interests.

Level 2 Plumbing Technical Certificate

Level 3 Plumbing Advanced Technical Certificate

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