Plumbing – Level 1

The CVQ Level 1 in Plumbing is a complete learning program designed to help the beginning student of the plumbing trade to develop and apply the technical knowledge necessary to attain entry level job skills. Although the major scope of this program relates to residential plumbing, commercial plumbing is also addressed.
They are likely to be in roles where they are required:

  • To plan to undertake a routine task
  • To use hand tools
  • To perform related computations – basic
  • To perform housing duties
  • To install and maintain piping and tubing

Normally persons working at level 1 should be able to competently carry out simple, complex and routine work activities and to collaborate with others through work groups or teams. The qualification covers the competencies by providing services in Plumbing through the application of performances in various areas while working
in a safe and healthy environment.

Upon completion of this program successful graduates may be employed as Plumber’s helpers, Maintenance Workers. The list is not exhaustive and only serves to
illustrate the breadth of the qualification. The holders of the qualification will demonstrate a range of personal presentations and demonstrations,
teamwork skills and literacy skills. To achieve this qualification, all core competencies plus a minimum of
two level one electives and one level 2 electives must be achieved.

Areas of Training include the following:

  • Use graduated measuring devices
  • Use hand tools
  • Perform related computations – basic
  • Mark off/out (general engineering)
  • Perform technical computation – basic
  • Perform manual handling and lifting
  • Perform housekeeping duties
  • Draw and interpret sketches and simple drawings
  • Use power tools
  • Carry out mechanical cutting operations – (basic)
  • Prepare for piping and tubing installation
  • Assemble pipes and fittings
  • Install and maintain piping and tubing
  • Perform brazing and/or silver soldering

Length of Period of Training: Six (6) months

School Fees

EC$250.00 per Term (3 months)

CVQ Fees

EC$350.00 (End Of Training)