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Diploma in Plumbing Studies

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Diploma in Plumbing Studies
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  • Outcome
  • Certification
  • The Diploma in Plumbing Studies is a free online course which is designed for anyone who wants to learn about modern-day plumbing.

    Plumbers are responsible for installing safe and efficient plumbing systems, which reduces the spread of diseases and improves sanitation. In order to do this, a sound understanding of plumbing pipes, tools, and materials; knowledge of the trade and the current practices it promotes is an essential requirement.

    Divided into two sections, the first section of the course begins with an introduction to plumbing, where a brief history of plumbing from the ancient to the modern times is discussed. This is followed by topics such as safety practices, hazard communication, plumbing tools, and drawings.

    The second section of the course looks into the materials that are used to make plumbing pipes and fixtures. It discusses the features and the advantages as well as the disadvantages of using materials such as plastic, cast iron, carbon steel. This section also covers the topics on drainage systems and water distribution systems.

    This free online Diploma course will be of great interest to professionals who want to learn about plumbing. Learners who are interested in knowing how plumbing systems work and the advancements made in the trade will also benefit from the information provided in the course.

  • Having completed this course the learner will be able to:


    • Recognize the importance of plumbing as a profession;
    • List the typical skill set of a plumber;
    • Discuss the personal protective equipment, the safety signs, and the basic tool safety practices adopted and used by plumbers on a job site;
    • Describe the various types of tools used for measuring and layout, leveling, cutting, drilling, assembling, and holding pipes and fittings;
    • State the various types of drawings used by plumbers;
    • Explain the advantages and the disadvantages of using materials such as plastic, copper, cast iron, carbon steel, and CSST for plumbing pipes and fittings;
    • List the major components of a drainage system;
    • Cite the health issues related to the improper installation and maintenance of DWV systems;
    • Outline the water purification process in water treatment plants.

  • All Alison courses are free to study. To successfully complete a course you must score 80% or higher in each course assessments. Upon successful completion of a course, you can choose to make your achievement formal by purchasing an official Alison Diploma or Certificate.

    Having an official Alison document is a great way to celebrate and share your success. It is:

    • Ideal to include with CVs, job applications and portfolios
    • A way to show your ability to learn and achieve high results

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