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Diploma in Plumbing Studies - Revised

Learn all you need to know about important plumbing processes and procedures with this free online plumbing course.

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This free online course in plumbing will introduce you to the plumbing profession. Plumbers are highly trained professionals, responsible for the installation of safe and efficient plumbing systems which provide a myriad of essential services. From heating to sanitation, a plumber's knowledge is essential to society. This free online course will help you get started in the plumbing profession, and cultivating the skills that go with it.
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This course begins with an introduction to plumbing, where a brief history of plumbing from the ancient to modern times is discussed. You will then learn the importance of plumbing as a profession as well as the typical skill set of a plumber. You will also tackle the subject of personal protective equipment, safety signs, plumbing tools, and the basic tool safety practices adopted and used by plumbers on a job site.

Then, you will look into the materials that are used to make plumbing pipes and fixtures. You will learn the features and the advantages as well as the disadvantages of using materials such as plastic, copper, cast iron, carbon steel, and Corrugated Stainless Steel Tubing(CSST). You will also study the major components of a drainage system, the health issues related to the improper installation and maintenance of DWV systems, and water purification process in water treatment plants.

This Diploma in Plumbing Studies course will be of great interest to professionals who want to learn more about plumbing and the advancements made in the trade. Learners who are interested in knowing how the plumbing system works will also benefit from the information provided in the course. Acquiring these skills and knowledge sets will be invaluable for your career, so check out this free online plumbing course today and boost your abilities in just a few short hours!

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The Plumbing Profession

Plumbing Safety

Hazard Communication

Tool Safety and Working Environment

Plumbing Tools

Plumbing Math

Plumbing Drawings

Diploma in Plumbing Studies - First Assessment

Plastic Pipes and Fittings

Copper Pipes and Fittings

Cast-Iron Pipes and Fittings

Carbon Steel Pipes and Fittings

Corrugated Stainless Steel Tubing (CSST)

Fixtures and Faucets

Drain, Waste, Vent Systems

Water Distribution Systems

Diploma in Plumbing Studies - Second Assessment

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Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course the learner will be able to:

  • Recognize the importance of plumbing as a profession
  • Discuss the personal protective equipment and safety signs
  • Describe the various types of tools used for measuring and layout, levelling, cutting, drilling, assembling, and holding pipes and fittings
  • Explain the advantages and disadvantages of different materials in plumbing


All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Diploma course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Diploma course, you have the option to acquire an official Diploma, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Diploma is:

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