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    Pre-Apprenticeship in Plumbing @ SCQF5

  • SCQF Level

    Comparable to Level 5

  • Attendance/Duration

    Full-time, one year

  • Start Date

    Aug 2024


In just one year, you can grow the skills that employers are looking for in plumbing, heating, and ventilating. Discover a hands-on, safety-focused Pre-Apprenticeship that helps start your employment or further study opportunities in the Scottish Building Services Engineering sector.

Entry Requirements

  • Three National 4s or relevant Standard Grades, with a preference for Maths and a technical subject
  • Alternatively, a relevant NC course at SCQF Level 4 or equivalent
  • Successful completion of the Pre-apprenticeship in Plumbing at SCQF Level 4
  • An interview and/or practical entry test

Don't have formal qualifications? We will also consider life experience.

Course Content

  • Introduction to central heating
  • Introduction to domestic water supply systems
  • Energy and energy conservation
  • Plumbing services: an introduction
  • Basic plumbing operations
  • Basic heating and ventilation operations
  • Discharge systems: an introduction
  • Prepare and secure domestic plumbing appliances: an introduction
  • Install and connect domestic appliances
  • Microbore pipe and introduction to basic refrigeration
  • Install and connect heating emitters
  • Practical craft project


Plus, build transferable essential skills in communication, numeracy, ICT, teamwork and problem solving.

Next Steps and Career Opporunities

Once you have finished the course, many paths are available for you within the plumbing, electrical, and construction sectors. You may have the opportunity to progress to apprenticeships or entry level jobs, further studies, or there’s a possibility for career advancement.

Why Choose This Course?

Develop hands-on experience in a safety focused environment, making you an attractive candidate in the job market. If you're ready to build on your skills, this course is a great starting point.

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Start Date

Aug 2024

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