If you dream about becoming a qualified plumber but just haven’t got the spare time that’s needed to carry out your studies then please don’t threat any more, home study courses could just be the answer you’ve been looking for. Studying from home is fast becoming hugely popular for all kinds of courses you can think of, and you get to study from the comfort of your very own arm chair. You’ll have the great benefit of studying at your own time and at your own pace. The options that a home study course brings is massive with a great amount of flexibility, you get to choose the hours you can put aside for studying and on what days you can study. You can even take your course on holiday with you (if you really want to). If you’re currently employed then you can keep going at your job until you have the qualifications you need to begin your exciting new career in the plumbing industry.
The length of time you carry out your course really doesn’t matter that’s the whole point about studying from home you go at your own pace, just so long as you do eventually finish your course and gain all the qualifications you need for your new career in plumbing.
About your plumbing course
The plumbing course you’ll be receiving would have been put together by a total expert in their field of plumbing, just imagine all the skills and knowledge that they themselves would have gained throughout their own working lives and all this will be shared with you throughout your modules of your course. So don’t panic you are in very safe hands with your home study plumbing course. You’ll be guided through each module and will gain all the knowledge and skills that will be required in order to succeed in your life as a plumber. Current entry level into plumbing is the City & Guilds 6129 technical certificate. Once you have successfully gained this plumbing qualification you can then (if you wish) go on to gain your NVQ Level 2 Award (6089) this NVQ will really get you to the top with your plumbing portfolio with potential employers being very impressed by this award. To gain your NVQ an assessor will go and visit you at your place of work and will mark you as you carry out many different tasks and then if they’re pleased you’ll be presented with your NVQ in plumbing.
What are the different sections in my course?
There will be many different sections to your course and these will include all the theory that you’ll need to know when learning to become a plumber. The theory will all be done from the comfort of your own home. There will also be a comprehensive manual in your course, don’t worry though it’s been designed to be simple and straightforward. The whole point of the manual is to help guide you through each module that you’ll be meeting as you go through your course. Once you go through each module and at the end successfully pass your course you’ll gain your City & Guilds Level 2 (6129).
There really is no time limit to complete each module and you don’t have to complete each module in any particular order, it’s your own choice really, just so long as they’re all completed at the end of your course for you to get your award in plumbing. You’ll also discover self assessments at the end of each module before you begin your new module and these are basically for you to complete and then check on how you’ve done in that particular module.
Video tutorials may also be included in your course and these are to show you how the professional carry out different tasks. As you go through each of the modules you’ll soon be developing a good portfolio in plumbing training.
Will there be practical training?
There will be practical parts to your home study course and obviously they cannot be done from home but please don’t worry about this the assessors at your local college or training centre will know that you’ve been studying form home and that you would never have had the opportunity to carry out any tasks, they will make allowances for that. Remember they are there to help you successfully pass your course. The practical assessments can be carried out in separate training blocks weekly and these will cover each of the modules that you’ll be encountering. They can also be done at weekends, perfect if you’re working throughout the week.
Once you have successfully completed your course you will be awarded with your City & Guilds 6129 level 2. This means that you’ll be a qualified plumber who’s ready to begin on their new exciting adventure as a plumber.
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Well that’s me done, hopefully you’ve learned a little more about how to become a plumber via a home study course, I’m sure you’re well aware that plumbers are in high demand all over the world and they have huge job satisfaction with the added benefit of being very well paid, due to the demand for them. So let me wish you the very best of luck and hopefully one day you’ll be living your dream of becoming a qualified plumber. Best of luck!