Plumbing Courses

We offer several plumbing courses, ranging from our specialist-plumbing course to Part L Energy Efficiency, each with an industry recognised Level 3 BPEC qualification.

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Fully qualified, highly employable

Our managed learning programme and guaranteed work placement ensures you can get straight to work

Courses can include : Pipe-work Fabrication, Copper Pipes, Tap Fitting, Cold/Hot Water Theory, Central Heating Installation, Boiler Servicing & Installation, Bathroom Furniture Fitting, Sanitation, Water & Building Regulations.

Why train with us?

  • Employers ask us to supply newly qualified students
  • Our Managed Learning Programme ensures you’re qualified and ready to work – comprehensive training
  • Future-proofed training due to our “inside knowledge”
  • We’ve been training plumbers since the 1990’s
  • We only train in small groups (maximum of 14)
  • Local-rate “helpline” for post-qualification queries – keep in touch!

Professional Plumbing Course

Duration 2 Weeks

This course is aimed at people wishing to become self-employed as a plumber. Although this is mainly a practical course, we do cover theory on hot & cold water systems and the configuration of central heating systems, to give candidates a very good understanding of the industry.

In fact, what we have done is taken the ‘best bits’ out of industry recognised plumbing courses along with many years of our own "real world” experience to deliver a "no filler no fluff” practical packed course.

Course Content:

  • Professional standard soldering techniques using copper pipe “end-feed” fittings
  • Pipework fabrication – copper, plastic & steel jointing, TracPipe & Press fittings
  • Compression jointing principles
  • Professional Pipe Bending techniques
  • Fitting & pressure testing 15mm & 22mm plastic & copper pipework & joints
  • Fitting outside taps – including ‘back flow prevention’ valve
  • Fitting isolation valves
  • Indirect and Direct hot & cold water systems
  • Fault finding & repair: hot & cold taps & valves
  • Hot water cylinder commission
  • Sanitation theory, above ground waste
  • Central Heating condensate connections
  • Bathroom “2nd Fix” commissioning
  • Basic Power tool training
  • How to use various wall fixings: rail, dry wall, breeze block/brick plug
  • How to quote & price for jobs

BPEC Domestic Unvented Hot Water Storage Systems

Duration 1 Day

This training course is aimed at practising plumbers and heating engineers who already have knowledge of the fundamental requirements of hot and cold water systems and central heating systems, or students who are nearing completion of a plumbing and heating vocational qualification at Level 3.

By undertaking training in Unvented Hot Water Storage Systems, you no longer need to contact your local Building Control Officer to approve your work. You will be recognised as being competent to design, install, service and maintain Unvented Systems and can therefore self-certify your work.

Course Content:

  • Induction to the Unvented course
  • Module 1 – Unvented Hot Water Storage Systems and their Operating Principles
  • Module 2 – Design and Installation of Unvented Hot Water Storage Systems
  • Module 3 – Maintenance of Unvented Hot Water Storage Systems
  • Module 4 – Other Building Regulations
  • Module 5 – Meeting the requirements of the Building Regulations Part L1 – Conservation of Fuel and Power
  • Module 6 – Sealed Central Heating Systems
  • Practical demonstration activities
  • Introduction to assessments
  • Closed book assessment paper
  • Fault recognition and open book assessment

BPEC Approved Water Regulations/Byelaws

Duration 1 Day

Brookhouse Training Centre is approved by BPEC to provide training and assessment for those of you looking to apply for approved plumbing contractor status with the Water Authorities.

The course does not require the candidate to undertake prior learning as all the requirements will be covered during the course.

Upon completion, the successful candidates will receive a certificate and card in order to apply for approved contractor status.

This part of the course covers the Water Regulations 1999 and will provide you with the knowledge required to be assessed on BPEC Water Regulation certificate.

Successful completion of the Water Regulations course will enable candidates to apply to their local water company to be an ‘approved contractor’ for water regulation purposes. This means that you can self-certify your plumbing work and also meets the required criteria for the approved list of organisations including local authorities, housing associations, social housing groups and insurance companies.

Course Content:

  • Introduction, background & legislation
  • The water regulations
  • Materials & substances in contact with water
  • Requirements for water fittings
  • Water system design & installation
  • Water system & installation commissioning
  • WCs, flushing devices & urinals
  • Sanitary & appliances & water for outside use
  • Prevention of cross connection to noxious water
  • Backflow prevention
  • Cold water services
  • Installations & the use of water

Part L Energy Efficiency (Level 3)

Duration 1 Day

This course is aimed at gas fitters and heating engineers, plumbers and associated trades who are involved in designing, specification, installation and maintenance of gas boilers, heating controls, and hot water systems.

The Part L Domestic Heating Compliance Guide will explain what these changes mean to you and include more information on condensing boiler installations.

Course Content:

  • Statutory Building Regulation Part L and associated legislation.
  • Heating System Controls.
  • Central Heating Specification contained in Part L.
  • Boiler sizing and whole house boiler sizing method for houses and flats.
  • Principles of a condensing boiler.
  • Environmental Awareness
  • Domestic Heating Systems

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Find out which course is right for you

Our team has years of experience helping learners find the ideal course to kickstart a new career. Contact us now to learn more about what we have to offer and what steps you can take to take control of your future.

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