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The Fundamentals of Plumbing

The Fundamentals of Plumbing


If you own a home then you would know that trouble can hit at the worst possible time, like at the start of a holiday weekend, and off-hours repairs can cost a small fortune. While some tasks may require an expert, the truth is that most of the times these problems require a simple fix. CTS College "Do It Yourself" programme is designed specifically for this, to help you save cost and to undertake simple repair jobs at home.

The Fundamentals of Plumbing (Level 1) programme is designed as "Do It Yourself" programme allowing persons to develop a broad range of skills and knowledge required to undertake simple plumbing tasks at home in a safe and secure manner. This course looks at the most popular plumbing projects around the home and office. The program is competency based and students will be assessed after every practical module.

The course is set over four weeks consisting of eight three-hour sessions amounting to twenty four (24) contact hours inclusive of a three-hour evaluation at the end of the program. It is practical based with the provision of all underpinning knowledge. It promises to be very intense. This programme is geared towards persons desirous of becoming more informed about plumbing systems within the home.

Who Should Attend?

  • Persons desirous of learning a new skill
  • Home owners
  • Persons who supervise contractors
  • Persons who would like to "try their hand" at something different
  • The "Do it yourselfers" (DIY)
  • Persons interested in becoming plumbers

Course Objectives

Learning Outcomes

Upon completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand basic plumbing theory
  • Understand plumbing safety
  • Understand plumbing codes
  • Learn proper techniques in the plumbing of basic equipment in the home e.g. water tanks, pumps, water filters, kitchen sinks etc.

Course Content

  • Water connection from WASA mains
  • Residential piping
  • Water tanks and filters
  • Water pumps
  • Water Closets
  • Face Basin
  • Kitchen sink and taps
  • Shower enclosures
  • Bath tubs
  • Water heaters
  • Septic Tanks
  • Plumbing components
  • Plumbing Drawings/schematics
  • Electrical hazards and safety

Tools and Attire

Dress Code

  • Closed toe shoes (flat)
  • Clear safety glasses
  • Long pants
  • No sleeveless clothing
  • Gloves


  • Lecturer to advise

Delivery Mode

Face-to-Face Classes

This course will be delivered via face-to-face classes. As such, students who have enrolled in the course would be expected to attend the classes at the designated location.

Course Schedule

Course Offering

Day Time Duration Contact Hours Cost Lecturer
Monday, Thursday 05:30 pm to 08:30 pm 4 weeks 24 hours $1,200.00 Mr. Sherwin Brathwaite

Session - Monday, Thursday (05:30 pm to 08:30 pm)

Session Start Date End Date
2024 - Cycle 1 - Face to Face (Mon & Thurs) Monday, January 29, 2024 Thursday, February 22, 2024
2024 - Cycle 2 - Face to Face (Mon & Thurs) Monday, April 29, 2024 Thursday, May 23, 2024
2024 - Cycle 3 - Face to Face (Mon & Thurs) Monday, July 22, 2024 Monday, August 19, 2024
2024 - Cycle 4 - Face to Face (Mon & Thurs) Monday, September 30, 2024 Thursday, October 24, 2024


Exams and Assessments

The program is strongly competency based where the majority of time will be devoted to practical work. Students, with the support of the lecturer, will be required to complete practical assignments on a weekly basis.

At the end of the program, candidates will have a written exam and a final practical assignment.

Student Support


Mr. Sherwin Brathwaite

Mr. Sherwin Brathwaite has been an educator for the last twenty-two (22) years. His passion for teaching is evident in his ability to teach at all levels of the education system including Primary and Secondary levels within the Ministry of Education.

Mr. Brathwaite holds a BSc. in Educational Services with special emphasis in Physical Education. He attended John Donaldson Technical Institute where he was awarded a Craftsman's Diploma in Plumbing. He has over fifteen (15) years' experience in the field of plumbing and is also a License Sanitary Constructor (LSC) awarded by the Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA). He brings a wealth of experience in practical plumbing and has worked on many projects including the Ministry of Education's Early Childhood Care and Education Centre.

Programme management

The programme management team is responsible for the management of the course. If you would like further information or would like clarification on this programme please contact:

Mr. Matthew Christian
Programme Manager
Phone: (868) 720-2939

E-mail: certifications@ctscollege.com

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