MCAST Advanced Diploma in Plumbing and Liquid Petroleum Gas Systems

MCAST Advanced Diploma in Plumbing and Liquid Petroleum Gas Systems

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MCAST Advanced Diploma in Plumbing and Liquid Petroleum Gas Systems
Course Code CE4-A4-14
MQF Level Level 4
Duration 2 years on apprenticeship
Awarding Body MCAST
Fees
Entry Requirements MCAST Diploma in Plumbing – Level 3

or

MCAST Certificate in Construction and Engineering Skills (Plumbing)

or

MCAST Diploma in Construction Engineering

or

MCAST Diploma in Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning

or

MCAST Diploma in Building Services Installations (Plumbing or Plumbing and Electrical)

or

MCAST Diploma in Welding and Fabrication

or

MCAST Diploma in Electrical Installations

or

MCAST Diploma in Engineering (Electronics)

or

MCAST Diploma in Mechanical Engineering

or

4 SEC/O-Level /SSC&P (Level 3) passes

Preferred: English, Mathematics, Technical Drawing, Graphical Communication or Design and Technology

Other Entry Requirements
Course Description This course comprises theoretical knowledge together with extended practical training both off-the-job and on-the-job as part of an apprenticeship or work placement.

Students will learn how to analyse and generate solutions to perform typical plumbing installations, alterations, repairs and planned maintenance.

Practical training is carried out at the Institute workshops which are equipped to industry standards. Students are expected to participate individually and in teams to install pipe systems and fittings and accessories of domestic, commercial and industrial installations.

The course also covers liquid petroleum gas (LPG) systems installed to MRA/MSA standards.

Study/Course Delivery
Assessment
Programme Learning Outcomes 1. Carry out a risk assessment of the surrounding working environment before and after executing an assigned task

2. Identify materials for specific applications and understand the science behind water and gas technologies

3. Understand and apply plumbing and liquid petroleum gas statutory regulations

4. Carry out installations, alterations, repair and planned maintenance of existing systems

Core Study Units
  • Science of Gases and Water Technologies
  • System Design and Statutory Regulations
  • Plumbing, Indoor and Outdoor Installations Setting Out
  • Brazing Technologies and Practice
  • Materials for LPG and Plumbing Systems
  • Control Equipment, Fiscal Instrumentation and Pumps
  • Domestic and Commercial Cold and Hot Water Supplies
  • LPG Installations and Plumbing
  • Pipe Fabrication
  • Fabrication Drawings and Schematic Diagrams
  • Planning and Administration
  • Occupational safety in the constuction industry
  • Power Tools and Cutting Technologies
  • Synoptic Project

 

Specialist Units
  • Central heating & thermal insulation, chiller systems
  • Pipe Fabrication
  • Electrical installation A
  • Electrical installation B
Supplementary Units Central heating & thermal insulation, chiller systems Pipe Fabrication Electrical installation A Electrical installation B
Supporting Units
Optional Units
Progress After Completion
Career Opportunities
  • Domestic, commercial and Industrial plumber
  • Installation, maintenance and repair technician