Skip to content

Plumbing Essentials: A Beginner's Guide to Practical Skills

Special Sale| CPD Accredited| FREE PDF Certificate & Transcript | Lifetime Access| Tutor Support | Free Exam

Skill Up


£15 inc VAT
Study method
Online, self-paced
1 hour
Access to content
Lifetime access
No formal qualification
10 CPD hours / points
  • Certificate of completion - Digital certificate - Free
  • Certificate of completion - Hard copy certificate - £9.99
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

Add to basket or enquire


Plumbing is a vital trade that keeps our homes and businesses running smoothly. This course will teach you the basics of plumbing, from the history of plumbing to the different types of plumbing systems. You will also learn about the tools and materials used in plumbing and how to perform basic plumbing repairs.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Gain a solid understanding of plumbing principles and techniques through Plumbing 101.
  • Master the installation and maintenance of water supply and heating systems.
  • Develop the skills to identify and perform plumbing repairs effectively.
  • Learn valuable tips and techniques to ensure efficient plumbing practices.
  • Acquire the knowledge to handle basic plumbing tasks and troubleshoot common issues confidently.


10 CPD hours / points
Accredited by CPD Quality Standards

Course media


In this practical and informative course, Plumbing Essentials: A Beginner's Guide to Practical Skills, you will learn the basics of plumbing systems, components, and tools. Next, dive into the water supply and heating systems to understand their functionality and installation requirements. Finally, discover the art of plumbing repairs, gaining insight into troubleshooting common issues and implementing solutions.

Throughout the course, you will receive valuable tips and techniques from industry professionals, equipping you with the skills needed to excel in the field. From leak detection to pipe fittings, you will develop a solid foundation in practical plumbing skills. In addition, our engaging lessons and real-world examples will enhance your understanding and confidence in handling various plumbing tasks.

Whether you're a DIY enthusiast or an aspiring professional, Plumbing Essentials is designed to cater to beginners seeking to acquire essential plumbing skills. By the end of the course, you'll be equipped with the knowledge and practical abilities to undertake basic plumbing tasks easily.

Enrol in Plumbing Essentials today and unlock a world of plumbing knowledge and practical skills to excel in this in-demand field.

Who is this course for?

The target audience for the course is:

  • Individuals are interested in learning plumbing basics for personal projects or home improvement.
  • DIY enthusiasts want to enhance their plumbing skills and tackle common issues independently.
  • Beginners are seeking to explore a potential career path in plumbing.
  • Homeowners or property managers who want to have a better understanding of plumbing systems and repairs.

Career path

  • Plumbing Assistant: £18,000 - £24,000 per annum
  • Apprentice Plumber: £15,000 - £20,000 per annum
  • Journeyman Plumber: £25,000 - £35,000 per annum
  • Plumbing Contractor: £30,000 - £50,000 per annum
  • Plumbing Inspector: £25,000 - £40,000 per annum
  • Plumbing Engineer: £30,000 - £50,000 per annum

Questions and answers

Currently there are no Q&As for this course. Be the first to ask a question.


Certificate of completion - Digital certificate

Digital certificate - Included

Certificate of completion - Hard copy certificate

Hard copy certificate - £9.99

Inside the UK student have to pay an additional delivery fee of £10, whereas International students are required to pay an additional fee of £19.99 to receive a hard copy of the certificate delivered to their address.


Currently there are no reviews for this course. Be the first to leave a review.


What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on Reed Courses, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.