Plumbing & Electrical Installation

Suitable for anyone interested in domestic or industrial plumbing and heating, gas servicing and installations, solar thermal installations and more.

This course is offered at Levels 1, 2 and 3 and takes you through the complexities of hot and cold water piping systems, installations and electrical principles, and drainage systems implementation. As you progress through to the higher course levels, you’ll gain an insight into systems planning and environmental technologies.

You could access:

  • Well equipped workshops with assessment and practice bays.
  • Bench work facilities.
  • Gas Assessment Centre.
  • Renewable Technologies Centre.
  • Unique online resources.
  • Access to plumbing competitions.
  • Apprenticeships in Plumbing and Heating*

*In partnership with Abingdon & Witney College. Apprentices in plumbing and heating will be employed in a permanent job within the sector, combining work and college based training. Click here for more information.

In order to equip you for your course with us, we will offer a tailored programme to students who have not achieved a grade 4 - 5 or C in GCSE English or Maths.


Our courses:


Plumbing & Electrical Installation Courses

Course Title Type Start Date Length Location
Diploma Level 1 Plumbing Studies Full Time September 1 year(s)
Higham Ferrers View
Moulton View
Level 1 Diploma in Electrical Installation Full Time September 1 year(s)
Moulton View
Diploma Level 2 Plumbing Studies Full Time September 1 year(s)
Higham Ferrers View
Moulton View
Diploma Level 3 Plumbing Studies Full Time September 1 year(s)
Moulton View

Plumbing & Electrical Installation Facilities


All classrooms at the college are fitted out with modern and specialist equipment related to the area of study. They are also regularly upgraded to ensure they remain state of the art and provide inspirational places to learn and grow your knowledge.

IT Facilities

Significant investment has been made in I.T. facilities over recent years, teaching is enhanced with IT in the majority of classrooms and a number of I.T. Suites operate throughout the different campuses utilising a mixture of PC’s, Laptops and Netbooks.  A cutting edge Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) system means that Students at all sites receive a consistent IT experience. 

Fast WiFi networks cover the majority of the campus, and students are enabled to bring their own devices for use during informal study periods. 

We run Microsoft Windows and Office 2010 with a range of specialist software to support each curriculum area.  Each student is provided with a College email address and a home area to store their files alongside this 24/7 access from home is available to the College’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) where lesson notes, interactive study aids, and videos support and reinforce teaching from both the classroom and practical sessions.

Learning Resource Centres

The college has learning resource centres at the main Moulton site, and the East Northants vocational skills academy. The Moulton LRC provides access for 240 people, including a designated IT area for our higher education students.

Each learning resource centre offers a range of services such as libraries, careers advice, learning support and study spaces, as well as access to resources including books, journals, newspapers, trade literature, online resources and DVDs.

Each centre also has a computer suite that provides access to network drives, the internet and Moodle, as well as hardware such as printers, copiers and scanners. Specialist software includes AutoCAD and packages for horse management, farm management, garden design, accounting, statistics and mind mapping.

For anyone requiring additional support, the learning resource centres at Moulton and at the vocational skills academies offer learning support, where needs can be discussed and arrangements put in place.

Plumbing and Gas

We are proud to offer some of the best construction facilities in the sector and the process of improving and upgrading them is ongoing.

The Moulton campus has several well equipped workshops for students to undertake practical work while specialist workshops for all trades can be found at the East Northants and Daventry vocational skills academies.

The workshops at Moulton include a specialist facility for plumbing and gas engineering and students become involved in practical projects around the campus and estate, producing finished work to commercial, professional standards.

Being awarded Centre of Vocational Excellence status for our construction programmes is a reflection of our commitment to high standards and innovative approaches to teaching.

Sustainable Technologies

The unique Collaborative Centre for the Built Environment (CCBE) is a partnership between the college, the University of Northampton and the University Centre Milton Keynes.

These organisations have come together with one common purpose: to instill current and future built environment professionals with the knowledge and skills to create genuinely sustainable developments and communities.

The aim is to develop a centre of excellence where professionals, researchers and students across a range of disciplines combine to contribute to contemporary debate and provide new thinking at the highest level.

With access to several towns, cities and rural locations, as well as major urban centres such as Birmingham and London, the CCBE will take full advantage of its setting and become a catalyst for a better society.

Plumbing & Electrical Installation Profiles