MCAST Advanced Diploma in Plumbing and Liquid Petroleum Gas Systems
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|MQF Level||Level 4|
|Duration||2 years on apprenticeship|
|Entry Requirements||MCAST Diploma in Plumbing – Level 3
MCAST Certificate in Construction and Engineering Skills (Plumbing)
MCAST Diploma in Construction Engineering
MCAST Diploma in Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning
MCAST Diploma in Building Services Installations (Plumbing or Plumbing and Electrical)
MCAST Diploma in Welding and Fabrication
MCAST Diploma in Electrical Installations
MCAST Diploma in Engineering (Electronics)
MCAST Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
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.
|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||
|Supplementary Units||Central heating & thermal insulation, chiller systems Pipe Fabrication Electrical installation A Electrical installation B|
|Progress After Completion|