EC Courses Default

Built Environment

Building Services NPA (Pre-apprentice Plumbing)

Campus Granton Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 5

Study mode Full time

Duration 40 weeks

Start date Sep 2021

Course enquiry form

Make an enquiry about this course
Enter your full name
Enter your email address
This form collects your name and email address so we can contact you with pre-application information on future courses including application deadlines, campus open days and course information. Read our privacy notice to find out how we collect, store and use your data (and for information on withdrawing your consent).

Course overview

Building Services NPA is your first step towards a career in the plumbing industry. During this course you will learn and understand the basic principles of the plumbing, building and engineering services. 

You will be taught by staff with extensive experience in the civil engineering industry. This course will encourage career progression and enhance your career prospects. This is a full-time course taught at Edinburgh College’s Granton campus for one year. On completion you will be awarded a National Progression Award (NPA) in Building Services and be eligible to apply for the Modern Apprenticeship Scheme or continue onto further education.  

What you will learn

  • Basic Plumbing Principles 
  • Hot and Cold-Water Systems 
  • Health and Safety  
  • Environmental Awareness  

Placement information


How the course is assessed

  • You will be continually assessed throughout the course 
  • You will be tested on your theoretical and practical skill

Number of days per week

  • Five days per week 

Entry requirements

  • One pass at National 5 level in Maths or Physics grade c or above

Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements


English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • Modern Apprenticeship 
  • SVQ Level 3 Plumbing Apprenticeship 
  • Built Environment NC  

Career options

  • Plumber 
  • Building services engineer 

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Granton Campus Full time 06/09/21 40 Weeks

You may also be interested in these courses

Built Environment

Applied Science HNC

This course is ideal if you’re looking to develop a career requiring a practical knowledge of the Sciences. You’ll study...

Read more and apply

Campus
Sighthill Campus

Qualification
SCQF Level 7

Study mode
Full time

Duration
41 weeks

Built Environment

Applied Science NC Level 5

Applied Science NC is designed to develop your knowledge of the science industry. You will learn essential skills needed...

Read more and apply

Campus
Sighthill Campus

Qualification
SCQF Level 5

Study mode
Full time

Duration
41 weeks

Built Environment

Applied Science NC Level 6

Applied Science NC Level 6 is designed to develop your knowledge of the science industry. You will learn the skills need...

Read more and apply

Campus
Sighthill Campus

Qualification
SCQF Level 6

Study mode
Full time

Duration
41 weeks

Built Environment

Architectural Technology HNC

Architectural Technology HNC is a one year full time option or two year day release course (a system of allowing employe...

Read more and apply

Campus
Granton Campus

Qualification
SCQF Level 7

Study mode
Part time

Duration
41 weeks

Built Environment

Built Environment NC

Built Environment NC is an entry level course designed to teach you a basic understanding of the technical aspects in th...

Read more and apply

Campus
Granton Campus

Qualification
SCQF Level 6

Study mode
Full time

Duration
41 weeks

Built Environment

Civil Engineering HNC

Civil Engineering HNC is a one year full time option or two year day release course (a system of allowing employees days...

Read more and apply

Campus
Granton Campus

Qualification
SCQF Level 7

Study mode
Full time

Duration
40 - 41 weeks

Built Environment

Civil Engineering NC

NC Civil Engineering can be taken as a two-year day release (a system allowing employees days off work to go on educatio...

Read more and apply

Campus
Granton Campus

Qualification
SCQF Level 6

Study mode
Full time

Duration
41 weeks