Programme Brief

The Assured Certificate in Advanced Plumbing was designed for persons wishing to enter the plumbing industry.  This qualification forms the basis of knowledge for all modern domestic and commercial plumbing, and is therefore an excellent starting point for anyone seeking a career as a plumber.

The programme provides you with a range of plumbing skills and combines both practical and theoretical training. Some of the topics covered include electrical principles and processes, common plumbing processes, cold water systems, domestic hot water systems, sanitation, central heating systems and drainage systems. Assessment is undertaken through a combination of practical assignments and written structured examinations.

The Assured Certificate in Advanced Plumbing programme was designed by SBCS GLI but is quality assured by City and Guilds of London. Certificates will be issued by City and Guilds. 


8 Classes of Plumbing Work

Many are not aware of the myriad of opportunities available to those with a certification in plumbing with associated skills.  According to Victoria’s Plumbing Regulations 2008 (Australia), there are eight main classes of plumbing work a practitioner can become licensed in. These include:

  1. Fire protection
  2. Drainage
  3. Gasfitting
  4. Mechanical service
  5. Irrigation (non-agricultural)
  6. Roofing (stormwater)
  7. Water supply
  8. Sanitary

Why Study Plumbing at SBCS?

  • Instructors are certified, highly skilled and experienced practitioners who bring their knowledge and work experience to the classroom.
  • Training is delivered from a licensed training provider whose processes and procedures have been quality assured by a global leader in skills development, City & Guilds of London.
  • Course is career oriented. The curriculum was developed to meet the needs of the current marketplace.
  • Course is over 50% practical, hands-on training. Emphasis is placed on practical training and the application of the knowledge taught.
  • Modern, fully equipped labs. Learn using the same equipment you will encounter in the field.
  • Convenient class schedules. Classes are offered on a part time basis, which allows working individuals to balance their work and educational needs.

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Schedule 

Schedule to be confirmed for 2020

 

Fees

FEEAMOUNTNOTE
SBCS Registration Fee

TT$500 

Payable upon registration 
Insurance Fee

TT$60

Payable upon registration 
Tuition Fee

Cash: TT$10,000

Credit: TT$11,000

 
C&G Registration Fee

£100 (one-time payment)

Payable by: 30 November 2019
Examination FeeTT$500 (per exam)

Total Examination Fee = TT$1000

Payable by: 30 June 2020

Please note: All information provided is subject to change without prior notice.

 

Flexible and Personalized payment plans are available.

 

Additional programmes of interest


  • Champs Fleurs, San Fernando

There are no pre-requisites for this programme. 

Basic Knowledge in mathematics will be an asset.

For further details please email cite-eng@sbcs.edu.tt or call the numbers below:

  • Champs Fleurs – (868) 663-7227 extensions 1094/5/8
  • San Fernando – (868) 652-2388 / (868) 653-6331 / (868) 657-2681 extensions 1430/1/2

This qualification will be assessed by a combination of written examinations and practical assignments.

To achieve the SBCS Assured Certificate in Advanced Plumbing, learners must complete the following units:

  • Plumbing Fundamentals
  • Plumbing (Principles and Practice)

Assessments for each course is as follows:

Course TitleAssessments

Plumbing Fundamentals

Structured Examination questions (2 hours) based on the following learning outcomes:

  1. Mathematics
  2. Applied Science
  3. Drawing and Blueprint Reading
  4. Safety at Work

Plumbing (Principles and Practice)

Structured Examination questions (3 hours) based on the following learning outcomes:

  1. Materials
  2. Calculations and Setting out
  3. Practical Skills
  4. Communication and Information Technology
  5. Alterations, repairs and planned standards

Practical Assessments:

This unit covers the skills required to enable a candidate to apply basic tools skills to:

  1. Install various plumbing systems to national standards
  2. Carry out inspection and testing of various plumbing installations
  3. Diagnose, locate and repair faults within plumbing systems and fittings
  4. Safely undertake alterations to an existing installation