Plumbing

The level requires the operator to have basic principles, knowledge and practice of safety procedures on; plumbing tools, equipment, machines and materials in plumbing works, in order to perform to the desired standards in plumbing works and minimize on production costs.

Work would be undertaken in various construction enterprises where pipe work installation, Installation of cold water system, above and ground drainage system, hot water system, maintenance of tools and equipment and repairing  of water system  are carried out. Learners work with some autonomy or in a team but usually under close supervision.

Basic Areas of Functional Competency

  • Safety (Personal, Workplace and Site)
  • SI Units
  • Interpretation of drawings
  • Tools and equipment
  • Materials and components
  • Sources of water
  • Pipe work
  • Domestic cold water supply
  • Sheet metal
  • Maintenance works.
  • Describe the occupation and training process
  • Maintain Health and Safety and sustain environment on the workplace
  • Create and manage small business Integrate the work place

RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION

The construction industry is indispensable to the development of Kenyan economy. This qualification prepares individuals to integrate the Construction Sector and operate as a Domestic Plumber. This qualification constitutes a basis for further learning in the Construction, especially in Domestic plumbing. The individuals with NITA GRADE III can proceed to NITA GRADE II and later NITA GRADE 1 in order to be equipped with the necessary competences to function as a commercial Plumber

ENTRY REQUIREMENT

The Minimum Entry Requirement for this course is evidence of Primary School Education, Sixteen (16) Years of age OR Any other equivalent.

Duration of the Course

The course takes 660 Hours of which 330Hours is Institutional Time (Hrs) and 330 Hours for Industrial Attachment.

Level Institutional Time (Hrs) Industrial Attachment (Hrs) Total Time (Hrs)
Basic (NITA GRADE III) 330 330 660

EXAMINING BODY: NITA

DURATION: 1 YEAR

REQUIREMENTS: KNEC CERTIFICATE/ SKILLED WORKER/RESULT SLIP

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