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Electrical and Plumbing

Studying Electrical and Plumbing at Weston College

Skilled electricians and plumbers are in high demand in the local area – with high profile developments such as Hinkley Point C, and also housing estates being built across the region.

This is also a very well-paid career path with the average annual wage in the UK being over £30,000 for both electricians and plumbers.

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Level 1

Electrical Installation, Diploma

1 Year
Sep 2022
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This Level 1 programme is the ideal introduction to electrical installation and will allow you to develop a solid foundation for your future career. You will learn about electrical installation, responsibilities and procedures, safe working practices, environmental protection measures and scientific principles. You will learn practical skills...

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Level 1

Plumbing Studies, Extended Certificate

1 Year
Sep 2022
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A perfect introduction into plumbing which could lead to a number of introductory roles within the plumbing industry. You will learn about plumbing, refrigeration and air conditioning, responsibilities and procedures, safe working practices, environmental measures, and scientific principles. You will also have tutorial support, employability ...

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Level 2

Electrical Installation, Diploma

1 Year
Sep 2022
SOUTH WEST SKILLS CAMPUS
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The Level 2 Electrical Installation is perfect if you want to enter into a career as an electrician. You can use this as an introduction to electrical installation if you meet the entry criteria, or as a follow-up to the Level 1 programme. You will learn to work safely and effectively in an electrical installation environment, and also study ...

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Level 2

Plumbing Studies, Diploma

1 Year
Sep 2022
SOUTH WEST SKILLS CAMPUS
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This Level 2 plumbing programme is the perfect way to increase your plumbing skills and gain experience of working in the plumbing industry. You will learn about maintaining pipe systems and components; health and safety at work; materials; storing and pricing; hot and cold water; central heating; sanitation and roof weathering systems. As p...

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Level 3

Electrical Installation, Diploma / Technical Certificate

1 Year
Sep 2022
SOUTH WEST SKILLS CAMPUS
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The Electrical Installation Diploma will provide you with a high level of industry competency. You will learn about topics such as health and safety, electrical principles, electrical maintenance, inspection, testing and commissioning, electrical maintenance and fault diagnosis and rectification. This programme includes a Level 3 EAL Intermed...

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Level 3

Installation / Maintenance Electrician, Apprenticeship

42 Months
Throughout the year
Delivered in the workplace
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You will be employed by an electrical contractor and work alongside an experienced tradesperson to develop and practise your new skills. You will attend College for one day a week to learn the technical side of your trade. This apprenticeship, which includes a Level 3 electrotechnical qualification, will train you to use a range of electrical...

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Level 3

Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technician, Apprenticeship

42 Months
Throughout the year
SOUTH WEST SKILLS CAMPUS
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You will either undertake a gas or environmental technologies pathway where you will learn how to select, install, test and commission different types of systems. In addition to this you will also cover a range of topics, including health and safety, core plumbing systems, electrical components and control systems. You will also attend College...

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Level 3

Plumbing Studies, Diploma

1 Year
Sep 2022
SOUTH WEST SKILLS CAMPUS
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This Level 3 plumbing programme will increase your plumbing skills to an advanced level and could lead to the higher-paying plumbing roles or university level study. You will learn about plumbing system installation and planning; complex cold-water systems; domestic hot water systems; sanitation and drainage systems; domestic gas principles; a...

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What our students say

Will Durston , Electrical Installation Apprenticeship


Will Durston

"As part of my course I got the opportunity to compete for the SPARK's Learner of the Year competition - so far I have goth through to the South West final, this will look great on my CV."

Former school: Worle

Studied: Electrical Installation Apprenticeship

What next? After I finish college I would like to undertake the inspecting and testing course so I can add more value to the company I work for and myself. Then I would like to continue to gain more experience with my current company to become more confident, skilled, and independent.

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