Cambridge Regional College - Centre of Vocational Excellence

Plumbing Basics

Science Park Campus, Kings Hedges Road

Course Code:CC9PLA
Start Date:27/10/2020
End Date:15/12/2020
Start Time:18:00
End Time:20:00


Course Overview

The course will cover Health and Safety procedures and safe tool use for plumbing, learning  to bend and solder pipes and using compression fillings, using different types of piping systems: Pushfit, Polypipe,  removing radiators for painting or replacement and how to bleed them, understanding different types of taps, stopcock isolation valves, ball valves, thermostatic radiator valves, thermostatic rad valves and their maintenance/replacement, installation of pedestal basins and close coupled toilets . The course also covers investigating waste systems, siphon problems and drainage, toilet cisterns and replacing siphons, how circulating pumps works and preventing entrapment.

Steel toe cap boots will be needed as you will be in a workshop environment.

Progression & Career Opportunities

Use this course to gain an insight into the Construction Leisure courses and to progress onto another course such as Change it Yourself, Brick Basics  or Woodcrafts.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements.

Learning Assessment & Support

We want you to achieve to the very best of your ability at CRC. To make this happen we offer both learning and personal support by specialist staff tailored to meet your specific needs.

Ask at the Hub on the main mall for further information how we can help you achieve your goals.

How to Apply

To apply, please complete a CRC Enrolment Form, which can be downloaded from our website Download here. The Enrolment Form can also be found in the back of our part-time prospectus or contact us via email

Cambridge Campus Status

Huntingdon Campus Status