Plumbing & Gas

You'll learn the technical skills you need for this demanding trade at our dedicated Gas & Plumbing Technology Centre based in Kempston, with a range of specialist facilities that recreate the real working environments you’ll encounter when pursuing your plumbing career. Approved by industry bodies including City & Guilds and the British Plumbing Employers Council (BPEC), our facilities and study programmes provide the very latest knowledge of traditional gas and plumbing techniques and state-of-the-art renewable technologies.

Why choose us?

Use fantastic facilities
There are also 21 plumbing bays and 12 airing cupboard spaces, steel pipe area, an unvented hot water training area and an integrated gas assessment centre as well as gas cookers, fires, boilers, heaters and domestic appliances.

Be more employable
We have excellent links with local employers, many of whom have direct input into the design of our courses and will provide you with work experience. Opportunities like this not only improve your practical skills but demonstrate to future employers that you are enthusiastic, motivated and willing to learn on the job. Just a few of the companies that we work with include: Danfoss, Salamander Pumps, Stuart Turner Pumps, Speedfitt, Smith Bros Stores and Worcester Bosch.

Student destinations

57% of our Plumbing students go straight into employment or an apprenticeship, while 26% go on to study at degree-level here at Bedford College or at colleges and universities such as University of Bedfordshire. 

Source: Bedford College FE Student Destinations 2015-16

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