Male plumbing and gas student working on copper piping at East Durham College's Technical Academy

Plumbing & Gas

The plumbing industry is a key part of the UK’s construction industry. It is a highly competitive field that employs skilled craftspeople and technicians who work with a wide range of materials and technologies.

This qualifications enables learners to become competent to industry standards in domestic plumbing. Our plumbing, heating and gas courses are based at The Technical Academy. 

State-of-the-art facility

Our state-of-the-art facility on the South West Industrial Estate, in Peterlee, provides the region with a true centre of excellence. The Academy is located in about 37,000 sq ft. of space with a vast workshop area, training classrooms and IT suite.

Because the workshop space is open plan, it creates interaction between all trades - and therefore simulates a real construction working environment.

We employ teams of highly-skilled tradesmen who are first-class construction training practitioners. Their experienced, expert approach brings students up to the right levels of technical skill - and ensures that those skills are applied in a professional and knowledgeable manner.

The Technical Academy is continually building important partnerships with leading construction companies, such as Baxi, CTD, Keepmoat and Kier. These partners play a vital role in ensuring that we provide the best training, using the latest products.

Our mission is to turn out confident learners with the highly-accomplished trade skills that the construction industry and today’s employers demand. 

For general full time or part time course enquires, please call Student Services on 0191 518 8222.

To see full details on each of our plumbing and gas courses, run at The Technical Academy in Peterlee, County Durham, please click on any of the courses listed below.

Available full and part time course(s) listed below:

The full time courses listed below are for the academic year 2018/19, starting September 2018. For part-time courses please see the start date within the course page itself.

Employment Stats & Facts In This Sector

Infographic detailing key employment stats in plumbing. heating and ventilation engineering services, these details can be found in the career coach section of our website