Plumbers fit and service hot and cold water systems, heating systems and drainage networks.

The Plumbing Sector

Many plumbers are self-employed running their own businesses, others may work for large plumbing or construction companies. Our courses are intended for those wanting to gain the skills and knowledge necessary to enter the plumbing industry.

Career opportunities

You could further develop your skills with additional training in areas such as heating, ventilation and air-conditioning, and renewable energy technologies like solar powered heating.

Careers Advice & Guidance

If you’re not sure what you want to do after you complete your course, we have resources and staff available to help you explore your options. Through our Student Information Centre, our Progress Tutors and Library Learning Centres students have access to a wide range of careers advice and information as well as assistance with UCAS personal statements, CVs and job applications.

Meet our students

Chris Carnegie, Plumbing Level 3
Chris Carnegie, Plumbing Level 3

I chose to come to Southport College because it is close to home and also the plumbing course offered everything that I wanted. Speaking to the tutors at Open Evening really sold it to me; they are lovely and all have first-hand knowledge of the industry that they pass on to the students. The facilities here are great too; they give you a good knowledge and understanding of a real working environment in the plumbing industry. I have really enjoyed the practical learning on the course. I am a hands-on learner so this is the best way for me to learn rather than sitting in a classroom all day. I hope to progress onto an Apprenticeship next year to continue learning about the plumbing trade. In the future I want to go into the property industry.

Lewis Horner, Plumbing Level 3
Lewis Horner, Plumbing Level 3

Studying plumbing at Southport College has helped me to gain knowledge of the plumbing industry and has also given me the skills I need to progress in my career. The staff at College are always helpful in the workshop and in theory lessons and the workshop is really easy to work in. My next step is joining One Vision Housing on an Apprenticeship as part of the maintenance team concentrating on Plumbing and Gas work. In the future I’d like to open my own plumbing business.