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Building Services NPA (Pre-apprentice Plumbing)

Campus Granton Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 5

Study mode Full time

Duration 41 weeks

Start date Aug 2024

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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 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 with further education. 

What you will learn

  • Basic Plumbing Principles
  • Hot and Cold-Water Systems
  • Health and Safety
  • Environmental Awareness
  • Basic electrical and electronic
  • New technologies

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

  • Three days per week for 36weeks 

Entry requirements

  • One pass at National 4 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 26/08/24 41 Weeks

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