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This extensive pipe fitter training course has been designed to equip you with the essential knowledge and skills needed to become an expert plumber and will give you all the practical knowledge & credentials that you need to excel in your new role.

If you are aspiring to start your career as a plumber or you just want to boost your knowledge and skills on plumbing, but don’t know where to start, then this pipe fitter training course will set you up with the appropriate skills and expertise needed to take your professionalism to the next level.

This comprehensive pipe fitter training course will give you all the necessary skills and a valuable insight into plumbing to boost your career in this field and possibilities, by getting the essential skills and knowledge you’ll need from this pipe fitter training course. There are always new skills to learn and new knowledge to accumulate when you work as a plumber, this pipe fitter training course will fully prepare you to embrace all of the essentials skills and knowledge in this field.

Enrol today and get started on your journey to improve your career prospects with the latest skills and the power of self-belief!

Why choose this course:

  • Engaging and inventive e-learning course
  • Instructor-led distance learning
  • Get trained by industry experts
  • Easy to use and easy to follow
  • Learn the most in-demand skills
  • Expert tutors are always available for you via email
  • Kickstart your career with quality training


7 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service

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The pipe fitter training is one of our most popular training courses and is perfect for those individuals who want to start a new career path as a plumber, as well as established professionals who want to test their existing abilities and learn the latest techniques.

Course Curriculum

This comprehensive pipe fitter training course has been divided into 15 interactive lessons. This makes for a more stimulating and comprehensive study of all the essential areas of plumbing, which also means that learners will be able to absorb the knowledge in manageable and intuitive segments and retain the vital information without even realising it.

This fully inclusive pipe fitter training course includes the following modules:

Module 1: Basics of Plumbing and the Industry

  • Introduction to plumbing.
  • Role play of plumbers in everyday life
  • Career prospects for plumbers
  • Correlation of plumbing with other service sectors: construction, engineering and architectural occupations.
  • List of Principal Organisations of plumbing Industry in UK

Module 2: British Standards and Codes for Plumbing Industry

  • Aims of the benchmark
  • The Water Regulations Advisory Scheme (WRAS) for Pipe materials
  • Water Supply (Water Fitting) Regulations 1999
  • Public water supply to dwellings
  • External pipework
  • Pools and ponds
  • Drinking water tap
  • Bidet UK Regulations
  • Domestic cold water storage
  • Heating system in the premises
  • Water shut off valve to premises
  • Quality Standard signs
  • General Requirements

Module 3: Health and Safety

  • Risk Assessment
  • Safety Signs
  • Personal safety
  • Safety kit
  • Safety from chemicals
  • Working with lead
  • Fire emergencies
  • Trip Hazards
  • First-aid training
  • Reporting plumbing emergencies

Module 4: Plumber’s Toolbox

  • Manual and Cartridge operated tools
  1. Hacksaws
  2. Crimpers
  3. Borescope
  4. Screwdriver
  5. Pipe fittings and expander
  6. Pipe and tube cutters
  7. Pliers
  8. Press fitting systems
  9. Plumber wrenches and Spanner set
  10. Clog clearing equipments
  11. Plumber safety kit
  12. Plumber’s torch
  13. Ratcheting pipe threader set
  14. Thread Sealing Tape
  • Repair and replacement

Module 5: Materials for Plumbing Installations

  • Pipework Materials
  • Plastic tubes
  • Supply tubes
  • PVC
  • ABS
  • Copper tubes and fittings
  • Low Carbon Steel (LCS) pipes
  • Supply Fittings
  • Elbow Fittings
  • DWV Fittings

Module 6: Objectives of an implicit plumbing process

  • Liquid waste disposition
  • Water supply management
  • Sanitisation and plumbing
  • Minimize water wastage

Module 7: Domestic plumbing processes

  • Preparing for plumbing installations
  1. Computing site measurements
  2. Identifying plumbing requirements
  3. Ordering tools and equipments
  4. Site preparation for installations
  5. Liasoning with clients and fellow workers
  • Advanced trade skills
  1. Lifting floorboard
  2. Replacing floorboard
  3. Drilling holes
  • Essential skill-sets
  1. Bending
  2. Pipework specific jointing processes
  3. Methods of jointing
  4. Fixing
  5. Soldering
  6. Cutting and soldering copper
  7. Cutting cast-iron pipes
  8. Working with Gas pipe fittings
  9. Using Black pipe (ABS)
  10. Making Flared fitting

Module 8: Understanding Home Plumbing System

  • Water Supply System
  • Drain-Waste-Vent System

Module 9: Essential Plumbing Installations and Techniques

(This module includes how to do basic maintenance plumbing jobs to comprehensive system installations for both new housing developments and for renovation purposes.)

  • Mapping Plumbing routes
  • Kitchen
  1. Kitchen sinks
  2. Kitchen traps and drains
  3. How to install a kitchen-waste disposal unit
  4. How to plumb a kitchen sink drain
  5. Drinking water faucet
  • Bathroom plumbing
  1. How to install a new toilet
  2. How to install shower cabins/enclosures
  3. Vanity Plumbing
  4. Integral Vanity Tops
  5. Bathroom taps and faucets
  6. Vessel sinks and its types
  7. How to install a vessel sink
  8. Swimming pools
  9. How to install a bathtub drain kit?
  10. How to plumb a drain hookup
  11. Floor drains
  • Installing New Gas lines
  • How to fix noise in the water installations
  • How to plumb for the disabled

Module 10: Drainage and Sanitation Fixtures

  • Understanding the drainage design
  • Fixing odours in drains
  • Unclogging sinks
  • Cleaning sink traps
  • Toilet system
  • Fixing lift chain and toilet handles
  • Unclogging toilets
  • Detection and removal of sewer gas
  • Re-washering a tap
  • Fixing leaks
  • Burst pipes
  • Quick fix with Repair Coupling
  • Fixing cracks with Pipe Repair Clamp

Module 11: Components & Control of Central Heating System

  • Circulators
  • Heat Emitters
  • Central boilers
  • Types of boilers
  • Efficient boilers
  • Components of control systems
  • SAP pointers
  • Significance of wiring
  • Components of pipework
  • General maintenance

Module 12: Domestic Hot Water Systems

  • Purpose
  • Selecting & positioning the right heating system
  • Centralised vs. single point system
  • Instantaneous heating system
  • Vented system
  • Unvented system
  • Open vented vs. Sealed hot water storage systems
  • Vented Direct Hot Water Storage Systems
  • Vented Indirect Hot Water Storage System
  • Storage Vessels
  • Pros and Cons of different pipeworks
  • Components of pipeworks

Module 13: Cold Water Systems

  • Water route to domestic premises
  • Pipework blueprint from mains to drain tap
  • Choosing the right pipework within the dwelling
  • Installation of external stop valves
  • Installing internal stop valves
  • Water meters
  • Water treatment
  • Cold water system types
  • Best practices for Cold Water Storage Cisterns (CWSC)
  • Control valves
  • Overflow pipes
  • Frost control
  • Checklist for effective domestic hot and cold water systems

Module 14: De-commissioning of Water Systems

  • Cleaning and general maintenance
  • De-commissioning systems
  • Tips to decommission AGDS
  • How to remove a toilet
  • Gutters

Module 15: Energy Conservation and Plumbing

  • Plumbing associated Environmental hazard
  • Effective waste disposal
  • Resource friendly plumbing

Learn how to increase your expertise in plumbing by taking the following modules of this popular pipe fitter training course.

Certificate of Achievement from Knowledge Door

On completion of the pipe fitter training course, you will be eligible to obtain the certificate of achievement from Knowledge Door to evidence your new skill and accomplishment, as well as your knowledge and skill set. The certification is available in PDF format, at the cost of £12, or a hard copy can be sent via post at the cost of £35.

Who is this course for?

This comprehensive pipe fitter training course is ideal for anyone who is looking to improve their skills and move on to more challenging roles in this sector. Completion of the pipe fitter training course will prove your learning potential and provide the impetus to boost their career into whatever direction they choose but gaining an up-to-date perspective of everything involving plumbing.

The pipe fitter training course will provide both established professionals and relative newcomers to plumbing with some real advantages, earning extensive knowledge and acquiring new skills which will make any candidate’s CV stand out in a crowded marketplace.


There is no previous experience or specific entry requirements needed to enrol into this pipe fitter training course, any student from any background, and of any age, can enrol into this pipe fitter training course and learn at their own pace.

As long as you are seventeen years old, have a basic knowledge of the English language and are relatively comfortable with rudimentary IT skills, you will be eligible to enrol into this pipe fitter training course.

Career path

This pipe fitter training course will bring you new opportunities and new possibilities in an ever-changing job market. Gain the latest techniques, theories, knowledge and confidence that you’ll need to procure the dream job you’ve been looking for. To achieve all this and to gather more valuable credits on your CV, this pipe fitter training course could be a critical part of your future.

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