Plumbing Course




5/4 days




The Builder Training Centre (The BTC) offers high quality structured Plumbing Courses, which can be attended as a 5 day course during the week (Monday to Friday) or, for those that have commitments during the week, a weekend course (2 consecutive weekends).

Our instructors are qualified, highly experienced, knowledgeable and enthusiastic Tradespersons, so students can take advantage of all the tips of the trade, personal experiences and advice they offer.

This short course is intensive, but the atmosphere is relaxed and enjoyable which creates a good learning environment. If you have a particular project in mind, or some building plans you wish to gain advice on, our instructors will be more than happy to discuss these with you.

Our Plumbing Course covers the basics of household plumbing from fitting a tap washer through to achieving a good understanding of the hot and cold water supply systems, and a central heating system via theory and practical hands-on experience. You will gain practical experience on how to use compression fittings, as well as the installation of plastic waste systems using push fit and compression connection methods. 

You will also learn the correct use of alternative plumbing methods such as speed/push fit plumbing systems and associated connectors and pipe work. You will gain further practical experience in the planning and installation of water supplies and waste systems within our purpose built bathroom and kitchen environments. 

This Bathroom Fitting Course should give you the confidence, skills and knowledge to complete your own DIY projects or set you on the first rung of the ladder to a lucrative plumbing career.

Course Content

Practical tasks will include:

  • Installation of pipe work to a variety of sanitary wares
  • Pipe forming/bending
  • Soldering of copper pipes and using fittings
  • Removal and re-fitting of toilet system components
  • Tap re-seating
  • Removal and re-fitting of radiators

You will also learn about:

  • Copper, brass and plastic plumbing fittings used for domestic installations
  • How copper, brass and plastic plumbing fittings work
  • Conventional and combination domestic heating systems
  • The hot and cold water system
  • Showers, pumps, etc
  • The installation of sanitary ware
  • Above ground drainage
  • General plumbing procedures
  • Installing washing machines, dishwashers and outside taps
  • Conventional taps
  • How a toilet system works

Training Facilities

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Please click the button below to proceed with our online Application Form. You will be given details on the Application Form about how to make the minimum deposit payment of £150.00, or the full amount of £475.00, to secure a place on your chosen date.

Alternatively, give us a call on 020 8649 9340 to get booked in over the phone.

Have you considered adding Plumbing to a multi-course package?
e.g. Plastering, Tiling, Plumbing & Carpentry
Total £1,740.00 (inc VAT)
A saving of £100.00!


Steel toe-capped safety footwear is a health and safety requirement for all our courses. We stock steel-toe capped boots from size 3 to 13 (with some half sizes), which can be purchased on the first morning of your course for just £20.00. You should wear suitable comfortable clothing that you do not mind getting dirty.

We provide all relevant tools and materials that are required for the duration of your course.

Changing facilities for men and women are available on-site. For a £5.00 deposit you can get a padlock to a locker for any small valuables you may wish to bring along.

You are welcome to bring your own food to eat in our canteen. Alternatively, we sell a small selection of hot and cold drinks and snacks, or you could purchase food from one of the local supermarkets/shops/cafes/restaurants within just a few minutes’ walk.

Provided you are aged at least 18 years and deemed fit and healthy to complete physical work, this course is suitable for you. Whether your background is already in a trade or something completely different, these skills can be learnt and applied directly after the course.

Over the years, we have had students attend the course for many reasons, the most popular of which would be to expand their current professional services, start a whole new career or to just pick up a new skill for DIY. This course is ideal for people seeking a bathroom fitting course to tackle their home/DIY projects or looking to start a new career in the industry.

These are not just skills for one project, these are skills for life!

Many of our courses are run over 5 days (Monday to Friday) with hours of 9am until approximately 4pm, alternatively the same course can be attended over 2 consecutive weekends with longer hours of 8.30am until approximately 5pm. 

The content of the course is the same and, once break times have been accounted for, the hours are also the same. The tutor may differ, however, will still always meet our high-quality level of teaching. Rest assured you will not miss anything by attending the course over 4 days rather than 5.

You will be awarded a Builder Training Centres Limited Certificate of Continuous Professional Development after full completion of the course. The Certificate will include your name, the dates you attended, and on the reverse we list all the areas you have covered throughout your course.

Course notes will be provided during your course. These will summarise most of the topics covered with some diagrams and pictures also included, however, you may choose to bring along a notepad and pen to take additional notes.

As we are located within Waddon Train Station Buildings, we do not have any parking on-site. That said, there are plenty of residential roads in the surrounding area that have free unrestricted parking, within just a few minutes’ walk. If attending on Sunday, you can park in the marked red boxes in Epsom Road where our Centre at Waddon Station is situated and in Stafford Road where our Electrical Centre is situated (a minute’s walk away) all day free of charge.

Please email if you would like any further information or instructions.


Our training facility is located at the following address:
Waddon Station Buildings, 160 Epsom Road, Croydon, CR0 4UP

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"A quality course which enabled you to think for yourself and to better your work during the week on gaining experience. Instructor would always be available to help and give tips relating to his experience on what the public expect and like to see. Great time, will be back for more!!"
Andy Fisher
"A well run and organised training centre. I have now completed my final course and am now confident in a large amount of building work. This course as with all the others was explained in excellent detail with any questions and problems well covered. Thanks alot. Hope to see you again."
Craig Burrett
"Met all my expectations. I felt I learned a ton both through practical exercises and a chance to verbally help tap the experience of a professional with years behind him in the trade."
Craige Vollmer