Plumbing and Electrical DIY for Beginners

Level 1 Diploma
Course Location


Trafford College


Course Overview

This starter course is based on the areas of electrical and plumbing vocations and is designed to give you the basic knowledge and skills to complete small projects and repairs around your home.

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Course Start Date


Course Duration



Building Services

No entry requirements for this course, open to all.

Course aims
Develop basic plumbing and electrical skills
Develop an understanding of plumbing/electrical tasks such as; identifying tools and equipment, replacing basic plumbing fittings, safe isolation and basic electrical components.

There are no set units to this course but you can expect to work on the following areas:
Perform safe isolation on electrical circuits.
Replace various items in a circuit such as: a plug, a switch, and a socket outlet.
Isolating a section of pipework and replacing basic fixtures.
Joint both coper and plastic pipework using compression fittings and push fit.
Remove a radiator from a system then replace and reinstate the pressure in the system.
Unblock waste pipes and remove and clean.

Level 1 Award in Plumbing or Electrical Installation.


No formal assessments.
Lots of practical work supervised by your assessor.

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