Plumbing and Electrical DIY for Beginners

Level 1 Diploma

Course Location


Trafford College


Stretford Campus

Further Details




Building Services

Course Start Date

Monday 13th January 2025

Course Duration

Full-time, 7 Weeks

Course Time

Course Fee

£ 75.00
You may be eligible for support with your tuition fees - please visit the college website - funding and finance page for further information

Course Code


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.

Course Requirements

Participants are not required to possess any previous knowledge or expertise. We welcome individuals with a genuine enthusiasm for the subject and a willingness to actively engage and contribute.

What you will Learn

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.


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


Level 1 Award in Plumbing or Electrical Installation.

Career Options


Mandatory Units

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.

Contact Details

For further information please contact T: 0161 886 7070 or E:

Extra Costs Involved

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Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.
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