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Our Courses

Our Courses

Our plumbing courses cover the accepted SABS standards on plumbing and theoretical introductions to plumbing, covering sanitary ware, cold water systems, hot water systems, geysers, heat pumps, drainage systems and a complete understanding of the plumbing field and surrounding specialities. We also offer an advanced practical plumbing course that in addition to the basic plumbing course also covers sheet metal, copper bending as well as all the latest changes and newest products to hit the market.

We have recently added two exciting curriculums to our training selection, namely a Solar Water Heating Course and a Heat Pump Course. Ensuring that our students can access all the latest and greatest, relevant industry information, keeping up to date with external trends. The Solar Water Heating Course includes Low Pressure and High Pressure Systems, Flatbed, EVT tubes as well as Photo Volcanic systems.

The Heat Pump training includes the installation of systems as well as the actual implementation and installation of the heat pump, and the operation of the heat pump itself. The current regulations of section 28 of the trade test that has to be passed to become a qualified plumber includes 4 years in the field, practically working as a plumber in the day to day trade.

Plumbing Courses

PCD also has a pre trade preparation course within which we prepare the candidates, providing the necessary plumbing experience and skill to pass their upcoming trade test. Areas we focus in on when preparing are, sheet metal, copper bending and the times available to finish tasks given.

On top of all previously mentioned plumbing courses, we also offer International Plumbing Training to our student base. Being  the first and only college in South Africa with accreditation to offer these international qualifications in plumbing and construction. These include level 2, level 3, and a 2 year full time Diploma in Plumbing, accepted in 87 countries around the world – Get yourself involved in a career before it’s too late, based in solid education and skill development.

Basic Plumbing Course (Theory)

The Basic Plumbing Course is an 8 day theoretical course with some basic practical elements. This course introduces you to plumbing and teaches all the systems, tools and fittings needed in day to day operations. This course needs to be completed before the Solar Water Heating course can be done, as the latter is a more advanced section that required the basic understanding.

This is a daily course from 8:00 – 1:30

Areas addressed in the course

  • All plumbing maintenance.
  • Cold water systems are repaired.
  • Hot water systems are repaired.
  • Geysers inspected and maintained.
  • Repair taps and valves.
  • Install a washbasin, Shower, WC & Pedestal and bath.
  • Water leaks are detected.
  • Hidden pipe work traced.
  • Inspect, maintain and repair soil and waste water systems.
  • Inspecting and maintaining drainpipes.
  • Install a below-ground drainage system.
  • Repairing drainpipes and fittings.
  • Tracing hidden pipe work.
  • Clearing of Blockages.

Plumbing Courses Dates:

Basic Plumbing 2019

13 Jan – 22 Jan 2020

17 Feb – 26 Feb 2020

23 March – 01 April 2020

18 May – 27 May 2020

22 June  – 01 July 2020

17 Aug – 26 Aug 2020

05 Oct - 14 Oct 2020

16 Nov – 25 Nov 2020

Solar Water Heating and Heat Pumps

23 Jan – 28 Jan 2020

27 Feb – 03 March 2020

02 April – 7 April 2020

28 May – 2 June 2020

2 July - 7 July 2020

27 Aug –  01 Sep 2020

15 Oct – 20 Oct 2020

26 Nov – 01 Dec 2020

Basic Electrical Course 2019

27 Jan – 05 Feb 2020

09 March – 18 March 2020

04 May – 13 May 2020

13 July – 22 July 2020

31 Aug – 10 Sept 2020

23 Nov – 2 Des 2020

Basic Plumbing 2019

13 Jan – 22 Jan 2020

17 Feb – 26 Feb 2020

23 March – 01 April 2020

18 May – 27 May 2020

22 June  – 01 July 2020

17 Aug – 26 Aug 2020

05 Oct - 14 Oct 2020

16 Nov – 25 Nov 2020

Solar Water Heating and Heat Pumps 2019

23 Jan – 28 Jan 2020

27 Feb – 03 March 2020

02 April – 7 April 2020

28 May – 2 June 2020

2 July - 7 July 2020

27 Aug –  01 Sep 2020

15 Oct – 20 Oct 2020

26 Nov – 01 Dec 2020

Basic Electrical Course 2019

27 Jan – 05 Feb 2020

09 March – 18 March 2020

04 May – 13 May 2020

13 July – 22 July 2020

31 Aug – 10 Sept 2020

23 Nov – 2 Des 2020

Advanced Plumbing and Electrical Courses

PCD also has a pre trade preparation course within which we prepare the candidates, providing the necessary plumbing experience and skill to pass their upcoming trade test. Areas we focus in on when preparing are, sheet metal, copper bending and the times available to finish tasks given.

On top of all previously mentioned plumbing courses, we also offer International Plumbing Training to our student base.  We are the first and only college in South Africa with accreditation to offer these international qualifications in plumbing and construction. These include level 2, level 3, and a 2 year full time Diploma in Plumbing, accepted in 87 countries around the world – Get yourself involved in a career before it’s too late, based in solid education and skill development.

Starts the 6th of January 2020 and thereafter every Monday throughout the year.

National 3 year course

Requirements:

No Experience required, previous plumbing experience will be an advantage.

Advanced Plumbing Course

Start every Monday through the year

Duration: +/-6 Weeks

Advanced Plumbing Course Fees:

R18 500 Course Fee (Course only)

R 11 000 (Standard Accommodation + 3 meals)

Requirements:

No Experiance required, previous plumbing experiance will be an advantage.

Solar and Heat Pumps
Course Duration. 3-4 days
Fees R3 200 (Course Only)
Fees R1400 (Accom + 3 Meals)

Advanced Plumbing Course (Theory)

  • The Advanced Plumbing Course is a 6 weeks practical course.
  • You will perform a series of plumbing works under the supervision of our highly trained and competent Assessors.
  • This course enables you to perform all tasks a plumber need to in general.
  • This course does not make you a qualified plumber.
  • This course can be broken up into sections if you cannot be at the College full time – in this case the days you do attend are counted to the value of six weeks.

Areas addressed in the course

  • Understand and apply domestic central heating system installation and maintenance
    • Understand and apply domestic rainwater system installation and maintenance techniques
    • Apply Domestic above ground drainage system installation and maintenance techniques
    • Understand and apply domestic hot water system installation and maintenance techniques
    • Understand and apply domestic cold water system installation and maintenance techniques
    • Understand how to apply scientific principles within Mechanical Engineering Services
    • How to communicate with others within Building Services Engineering
    • Understand and Carry out site preparation and pipework fabrication techniques for domestic areas
    • Understand and carry out safe working practices in building.
    • Understand and apply domestic sanitation system installation, commissioning services
    • Understand and carry out electrical work on domestic plumbing and heating systems and
    components
    • Understand domestic central heating techniques
    • Understand domestic hot water system techniques
    • Understand domestic cold water techniques
    • Understand how to organise resources within Building Services Engineering
  • Cut, bend and Assemble copper pipe-work
  • Repairs and alterations to existing GMS pipe-work
  • Repairs and alterations to existing copper pipes
  • Install a push-through geyser
  • Install a high pressure geyser
  • Install underground CW reticulation
  • Fire fighting installation
  • Repair to and maintenance of taps and valves
  • Repair to HP mains
  • Recognition and installation of soil and waste systems
  • Install a sink
  • Install a washbasin
  • Install a bath
  • Install a bidet
  • Install a shower
  • Install a WC (Pedestal)
  • Install a urinal (wall Hung)
  • Recognition of below-ground drainage system
  • Set out and determine levels
  • Excavation and timbering trenches
  • Install a below-ground drainage system
  • Build a manhole to benching height (brick)
  • Build a manhole to benching height (concrete ring)
  • Removal of blockages from and repairs to waste, soil and drainpipes

National Plumbing Course

We are a NAMB approved Trade testing Centre for Plumbing and will perform the trade test for our candidates enrolled for this course for Plumbing, electrical candidates we assist to be trade tested externally.
This course is accepted in South Africa and internationally once a conversion examination is done for the country that you want to go to, this is not done by PCD College.

Duration of Course

These Courses are done in estimated three years.

• If the student is 16 years old his studies will be 4 and a half years
• If the student is 17 His studies will be 3 and a half years
• If the student is 18 his studies will be 3 years

Fees

These Courses are done in estimated three years.
We are accredited by the QCTO (SDP 1220/16/032) and Construction Ceta (5K5982) to offer this complete course after
completing this course successfully you will be a Qualified Plumber or Electrician.
(Ceta - Unit Standard 58782 Level 4) ( QCTO - OFO Code 64260100 Unit Standard 91782)
Practical and theoretical course @ R 55 000.00 per year.

Deposit of R 35 000.00

Accommodation Fees

Accommodation is available @ R5000 – R7000 per month inclusive of 3 meals and Laundry once a week if a
rental contract is signed. Talk to us about 6 monthly ad Month to month options..

Areas addressed in the course

-Understand and apply domestic central heating system installation and maintenance
• Understand and apply domestic rainwater system installation and maintenance techniques
• Apply Domestic above ground drainage system installation and maintenance techniques
• Understand and apply domestic hot water system installation and maintenance techniques
• Understand and apply domestic cold water system installation and maintenance techniques
• Understand how to apply scientific principles within Mechanical Engineering Services
• How to communicate with others within Building Services Engineering
• Understand and Carry out site preparation and pipework fabrication techniques for domestic areas

• Understand and carry out safe working practices in building.
• Understand and apply domestic sanitation system installation, commissioning services
• Understand and carry out electrical work on domestic plumbing and heating systems and
components
• Understand domestic central heating techniques
• Understand domestic hot water system techniques
• Understand domestic cold water techniques
• Understand how to organise resources within Building Services Engineering

Pre-Trade Preparation

Duration: 2 Weeks

Plumbing Course Fees:

R 6 800 (Course only)

Plumbing Course Dates:

Starts Every Monday

We will do the following in you pre-trade preparation:

-Test on standard

-Test on speed

-Assist on standard

-Assist on speed

You will refresh your knowledge on:

-Sheet Metal

-Copper Bending

-Drainage

-Hot Water

-Cold Water

This Course is specifically designed to get you ready for you trade test.

Life Skills Training & Soft Skills

Apart from Plumbing Training we offer in life skills such as Anger Management, Conflict resolution etc.

Accommodation

As we come highly recommended and students study plumbing courses at our Accredited College come from all over the country we offer accommodation that is of the highest quality. All hostels have a communal TV area .

The accommodation of our courses includes 3 meals a day.

Rooms are shared by 2-3 students depending on the size of the room.

We offer a shuttle service to and from the College, Train station, or airport and our hostels.

Intakes

We have weekly intakes on Mondays depending
on the course the candidate wants to take.

Electrical Courses

The Electrical Course is a 3 weeks Theoretical and Practical course at R 8 900
You will perform a series of Electrical works under the supervision of our highly trained and competent Assessors.
This course enables you to perform tasks an Electrician needs to in general.
This course does not make you a qualified electrician.

Electrical Course Dates

21 Jan – 30 Jan 2019
4 March – 13 March 2019
06 May – 15 May 2019
01 July – 10 July 2019
02 Sept – 11 Sept 2019
18 Nov – 27 Nov 2019

Areas addressed in the course

  • Identify symbols and components.
  • Various types of switches are identified according to their symbols.
  • Various types of protection devices are identified according to their symbols.
  • Various types of control devices are identified according to their symbols.
  • Various types of load devices are identified according to their symbols.
  • Sketch a basic circuit diagram.
  • Circuits are limited to:
  • Single way switching, two way switching, intermediate switching, switch and relay, rotary switches.
  • Instructions are interpreted according to work site procedures.
  • Symbols used conform to ISO and IEC standards.
  • The function of each component is understood and described correctly.
  • Circuit diagrams are sketched neatly and symmetrically according to instructions.
  • Circuit diagrams are functional according to instructions.
  • Construct single-phase circuits.
  • Relevant components are obtained according to diagram.
  • Components are suitably and correctly connected according to diagram.
  • Appropriate tools are identified and selected to meet the requirements of the task according to statutory requirements.
  • Prepare to wire and commission domestic or commercial circuits.
  • Wire ways are identified and checked to be ready for the installation of wires/conductors or cables.
  • Work site is inspected for safety and hazards and corrective action is taken according to statutory requirements.
  • Wire way installation is checked for the placing/mounting of inspection/end/termination boxes, end products and various obstacles so as to take necessary corrective action or processes when wiring domestic or commercial circuits.
  • End products = distribution board, light switches, socket outlets, light fittings, geyser point and stove point.
  • Obstacles = through walls or concrete decking, over beams, around corners/bends, over water pipes.
  • Wire domestic or commercial circuits.
  • Appropriate tools are selected and used correctly as per manufacturer’s specifications and work site standards.
  • Draw wire is inserted into wire way in preparation for pulling through of wires into wire ways or through/around obstacles.
  • Circuits are wired separately into wire ways depending on the circuit requirements to comply with SANS standards.
  • Distribution boards, isolators and circuit protection devices, lighting circuits, socket outlet circuits, stove circuit, geyser circuit and bell circuit.
  • Single phase and three phase circuits.
  • Maximum amounts of wires per size of wire ways and type of circuit is adhered to as per SANS standards.
  • Correct colour coded wires are used in wire ways as per the SANS and job requirements.
  • Wiring must be done in accordance with SANS standards.
  • Circuit is correctly connected to the power supply according to statutory requirements.
  • Operation of the circuit is correct according to instructions.
  • The reason for using overload protection is correctly stated.
  • Complete task.
  • Work area is cleaned in accordance with house keeping standards.
  • Ensure that tools are stored in their correct place in a accordance with work place practices and manufacturers specifications.
  • Waste materials are disposed of according to work site procedures and statutory requirements and environmental standards.
  • Documentation is completed in detail and submitted to meet work site standards and procedures
  • Plan to wire and commission domestic or commercial circuits.
  • Job instruction is interpreted and a sequence of operation is determined.
  • Applicable electrical drawings are correctly interpreted and selected to meet job requirements.
  • Equipment and personal protective equipment is selected, inspected and checked for functionality and safety prior to commencement.
  • Safety procedures related to job requirements and work site procedures are obtained.
  • Different types/sizes of wire conductors are identified and selected according to job instructions.
  • Commission domestic or commercial circuits.
  • Distribution board is inspected, checked, tested to ensure that protection devices are operational; wiring and connections are correct.
  • All inspection boxes and terminations are inspected and checked to be correct before circuit is energised/commissioned.
  • Tests are conducted on circuits for requirements and energising to ensure compliance with work site procedures, SANS standards and safety regulations.
  • Continuity tests, insulation tests and polarity test.
  • Different circuits are energised/commissioned individually to ensure that it is correct.
  • Lighting circuits, plug circuits, geyser circuit, stove circuit.
  • Tests are conducted on specific circuits to ensure that earth leakage protection is operational within the stipulated rating.
  • Complete the wiring and commissioning of domestic or commercial circuits.
  • Electrical installations are labelled as per SANS 10142-1.
  • All connections are tight and mechanically sound to ensure electrical safety.
  • Test readings are recorded using appropriate documentation and forms as specified in work site procedures.
  • The work area is cleaned and waste disposed of in the appropriate manner.
  • Work area is restored to serviceable condition according to statutory requirements.
  • Appropriate tools are cared for and stored according to work site requirements.
  • Reports/documentation and drawing are updated and returned to source according to statutory requirements.
  • All connections must be correct, tight and required slack as per job requirements in accordance with SANS.
  • Various sizes of wiring and flexible cabling for different circuits, terminated with compression glands, bends radius and inspection boxes.

Advanced Electrical Wiring Course

6 Week Course : R 18 500
Accommodation R 10 000

Areas addressed in the course

  • Identify electrical symbols, components and their applications
  • Design forward, reverse and sequential motor control circuits
  • Fault finding & wire 3 phase 2 speed motor panel with selector
  • Fault finding 3 phase forward & reverse panel
  • Wire 3 phase forward & reverse panel
  • Wire 3 phase energy meter panel
  • Install and wire motor control circuits
  • Read and interpret electrical drawings
  • Connect energy meters in a single and three phase configuration

Motor Starters

  • Connection of three phase squirrel cage induction-
    and slip ring motors
  • Single and three phase motor tests
  • Interpretation of drawings and sketches
  • Wiring of different motor starters
  • Fault finding and protection

Installations Work

  • Identify electrical components and equipment
  • Plan an electrical installation
  • Install an electrical installation
  • Distribution board lay-out and wiring
  • Installation test
  • Bending of conduit pipe

Transformers

  • Testing and wiring of a CT Amp selector switch
  • Testing and wiring of a PT Voltage selector switch
  • Protection on power distribution
  • Calculation of transformer configurations
  • Wiring of three phase transformer
  • Built a single phase transformer
  • Transformer tests

Solar Power Course

Fees

R 3 200 Course Fee (Course Only)

R 1 300 (Accommodation +3 meals included)

Our plumbing courses cover the accepted SABS standards on plumbing and theoretical introductions to plumbing, covering sanitary ware, cold water systems, hot water systems, geysers, heat pumps, drainage systems and a complete understanding of the plumbing field and surrounding specialties. We also offer an advanced practical plumbing course that in addition to the basic plumbing course also covers sheet metal, copper bending as well as all the latest changes and newest products to hit the market.

We have recently added two exciting curriculums to our training selection, namely a Solar Water Heating Course and a Heat Pump Course. Ensuring that our students can access all the latest and greatest, relevant industry information, keeping up to date with external trends. The Solar Water Heating Course includes Low Pressure and High Pressure Systems, Flatbed, EVT tubes as well as Photo Volcanic systems.

The Heat Pump training includes the installation of systems as well as the actual implementation and installation of the heat pump, and the operation of the heat pump itself. The current regulations of section 28 of the trade test that has to be passed to become a qualified plumber includes 4 years in the field, practically working as a plumber in the day to day trade.