Further Education & Training Certificate: Plumbing



  • Accredited – Duration 12 Months

Entry Requirements

  • National Certificate: Plumbing L2 (or equivalent), Mathematical literacy at NQF Level 3 & Communication at NQF Level 3, 14580: Read and interpret construction drawings and specifications, Level 3, 116534: Carry out basic first aid treatment in the workplace, Level3, 242692: Install access equipment for construction work, Level 3.

Composition of the Skills Programme

Core Module

The core module of 1 credit must be achieved

All Core modules must be completed.

Module : Safe Practices

  • Monitor the application of safety, health and
    environmental protection procedures
Module : Building Construction Management

  • Identify responsibilities of a team leader in ensuring that organizational standards are
  • Perform building works
  • Procure resources for construction works
Module : Plumbing

  • Install and maintain soil, waste and vent pipe systems
  • Install, maintain and repair sanitary ware appliances
  • Install, maintain and test below ground drainage systems
  • Install, maintain and test cold water supply systems
  • Install, maintain and test hot water supply systems
  • Install, maintain and test Rainwater Systems

Elective Modules

Module : Plumbing

  • Apply basic business concepts
  • Identify causes of stress and techniques to manage it in the workplace
  • Fabricate and install sheet metal components
  • Install and maintain solar water heating systems
  • Install specialized hospital sanitary ware systems
  • Manage time productively
  • Managing self-development
  • Perform specialised fault-finding and repairs to plumbing systems
  • Apply efficient time management to the work of a department/division/section
  • Build teams to meet set goals and objectives
  • Conduct on-the-Job-Training
  • Conduct outcomes-based assessment
  • Empower team members through recognising strengths, encouraging participation in decision making and delegating tasks
  • Monitor, reflect and improve on own performance
  • Apply basic business concepts

Electives: Select from these specialization areas/trades to total a minimum of 160 credits

Fundamental Modules

Module : Building Construction Management

  • Apply knowledge of statistics and probability to critically interrogate and effectively communicate findings on life related problems
  • Represent analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts
  • Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business, national and international issues
Module : Verbal Communication Skills

  • Accommodate audience and context needs in oral/signed communication
  • Use language and communication in occupational learning programs
  • Use language and communication in occupational learning programs
  • Engage in sustained oral/signed communication and evaluate spoken/signed texts
Module: Written Communication Skills

  • Interpret and use information from texts
  • Write/present/sign texts for a range of communicative contexts
  • Read/view, analyze and respond to a variety of texts
  • Write/present/sign for a wide range of contexts