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Plumbing & Principles of Effective Plumbing Systems

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Cambridge Open Academy


£18 inc VAT
Study method
Online, self-paced
4 hours
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Lifetime access
No formal qualification
10 CPD hours / points
  • Certificate of Completion (PDF) - Free
  • Certificate of Completion (Hard Copy) - £9.99
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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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Gain a comprehensive understanding of plumbing systems and principles with our Plumbing & Principles of Effective Plumbing Systems course. Explore the fundamental components of plumbing, learn about effective system design, and master the essential tools and techniques. Whether you're a beginner looking to start a career in this sector or a homeowner interested in DIY projects, this course will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed for success.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the basic components of plumbing systems and their functions.
  • Explore the principles of effective design and installation.
  • Familiarise yourself with the essential tools and their uses.
  • Learn the step-by-step process, from planning to completion.
  • Gain knowledge of central heating systems and their integration with plumbing.
  • Acquire skills in domestic water systems, sanitation, and rainwater system installation.


10 CPD hours / points
Accredited by CPD Quality Standards

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Welcome to the world of plumbing, where functionality meets precision. Our course offers a comprehensive exploration of plumbing essentials, covering everything from basic components and tools to effective plumbing system design principles.

Throughout the course, you'll delve into the step-by-step plumbing process, acquiring the knowledge to tackle plumbing projects confidently. In addition, you'll learn about domestic water systems, including cold and hot water installations, and gain insights into central heating systems and their relationship with plumbing.

The course also provides a comprehensive understanding of sanitation systems, repairs, and rainwater system installations, ensuring you can address various plumbing challenges. By exploring real-life case studies, you'll witness practical applications of plumbing principles and gain valuable problem-solving skills.

Whether you're a homeowner wanting to enhance your DIY skills or someone considering a career in the relevant industry, this course will empower you with the knowledge and expertise to succeed. So join us today and embark on a rewarding journey in plumbing.

Who is this course for?

  • Beginners are interested in learning the fundamentals of plumbing.
  • Homeowners are looking to gain knowledge and skills for DIY plumbing projects.
  • Individuals considering a career in the plumbing industry.
  • Construction and maintenance professionals are seeking to expand their skill sets.
  • Plumbers and tradespeople who want to enhance their understanding of plumbing principles.

Career path

  • Apprentice Plumber - Salary range: £15,000 - £25,000 per annum
  • Journeyman Plumber - Salary range: £25,000 - £35,000 per annum
  • Plumbing Supervisor - Salary range: £30,000 - £45,000 per annum
  • Plumbing Estimator - Salary range: £35,000 - £55,000 per annum
  • Plumbing Contractor - Salary range: £40,000 - £70,000 per annum
  • Plumbing Engineer - Salary range: £45,000 - £80,000 per annum

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Certificate of Completion (PDF)

Digital certificate - Included

Certificate of Completion (Hard Copy)

Hard copy certificate - £9.99

Note: Delivery of hardcopy certificate is free within the United Kingdom. However, to obtain a hardcopy certificate, international students have to pay £19.99 for the shipment to their designated address.


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