MCAST Certificate in Construction & Engineering Skills (Plumbing)
4 SEC/O-Level passes
Preferred: English, Mathematics, Technical Drawing, Graphical Communication or Design and Technology
This Diploma Course comprises theoretical knowledge together with extended practical training both off-the-job and on-the-job as part of an apprenticeship or work placement.
You will learn how to analyse and generate solutions to typical plumbing installations, alteration, repair and planned maintenance.
Practical training is carried out at the Institute workshops which are equipped to industry standards. Students are expected to participate individually and in teams to install pipe systems and fittings and accessories of domestic, commercial and industrial installations.
The course also covers liquid petroleum gas (LPG) systems installed to MRA/MSA standards.
Programme Learning Outcomes
• Carry out a risk assessment of the immediate working environment before and after executing an assigned task
• Identify materials for specific applications
• Install solar heating panels to an existing system
• Carry out installations, alterations, repair and planned maintenance of existing systems.
Core Study Units
Calculations, setting Out and Drawing
Installations, Alteration, Repair and Planned maintenance
Safety at Work
Mathematics and drawing