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Training Guide and What is Plumbing?

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When you enrol on our Learn Plumbing Installation Theory Course we send your course binder, a copy of our Course Training Guide together with Module 1 - What is Plumbing? and Module 2 - Health Safety and Tools. We also send you details of your personal tutor and how to contact them by post, email or telephone...


The Course Training Guide explains how the course is organised and suggests ways for you to plan your studies and enables you to set targets to keep your studies on track...


Although a relatively short module, What is Plumbing? is an important part of the Course because as well as explaining about the work of a plumber, it also explains in detail the various options and processes involved in achieving the different qualifications that are available, (see Options for Practical Training - Qualifications for details). It also explains the basics of portfolio development and evidence collection by job reports photos and testimonials etc. The reason why we cover this information right at the start of the course so that you can begin collecting evidence towards your chosen qualification at the earliest opportunity.


Course operation

Once you have worked your way through Module 1 you will be ready to answer the summary multi-choice questions. When you are satisfied with your answers you return the Answer Paper to us by post in the envelope provided so that we can mark them.

Assuming you reach the standard (minimum 80% correct) we will send your feedback, your Record of Achievement for the Module and the next Module of the course, Module 3.

If you do not reach the standard, do not be too concerned, we will return your Answer Paper with feedback and ask you to revisit the appropriate section of the module before resubmitting your Answer Paper...

Whilst we are marking your Answer Paper you will be able to continue with your learning by studying the Module 2.  In this way you should always have a Module to study, even when we are doing our part by marking your Answer Paper and preparing and sending you your next Module and Record of Achievement...


Training Guide - Contents

What does the course cover?

Course organisation

When and where to study?

Working plan with target dates for you to complete


Module 1 Contents

1.1 Introduction — What is plumbing?

1.2 What does a plumber do?

1.3 Skill checklists

1.4 What about other skills and knowledge?

1.5 What about disability and physical fitness?

1.6 Is plumbing a job for men only?

1.7 Tools and equipment a plumber works with

1.8 Plumbing qualifications and career path

1.9 Plumbing National Vocational Qualifications

1.10 Learn Plumbing’s study-modules

1.11 The difference between training and assessment

1.12 People involved in the assessment process

1.13 A simple plumbing job - evidence potential and how to record it

1.14 Options for practical training

1.15 Competent Person Schemes

1.16 Plumbers in demand?

1.17 Useful sources of information and action planning

1.18 What’s the Next Step?

1.19 Example NVQ evidence planning and recording forms

1.20 Introduction to plumbing science

1.21 Summary multiple-choice questions