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Certificate in Plumbing & Pipe Fitting

Certificate in Plumbing Course in Kenya

The Certificate in Plumbing program focuses on teaching the principles, techniques, and practical skills necessary to install, repair, and maintain plumbing systems in residential and commercial settings.



Examination Body

Certificate in Plumbing

9 months


Artisan in Plumbing

9 months


Grade III

9 months


Grade II

9 months


Grade I

9 months


The program is structured to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of plumbing systems and practices. Through a combination of hands-on training and theoretical coursework, students will gain the necessary skills to become competent plumbers and contribute to the construction and maintenance of water supply and drainage systems.

This certificate program provides students with the foundational skills and knowledge to excel in the field of plumbing. Graduates will be equipped to work on plumbing projects, diagnose and repair plumbing issues, and potentially work in construction companies, plumbing firms, maintenance departments, or establish their own plumbing business.

Course Units

  1. Plumbing Fundamentals:

    • Introduction to plumbing systems and components
    • Plumbing tools and equipment
    • Understanding plumbing codes and regulations
    • Workplace safety and hazard prevention
  2. Pipe and Fitting Installation:

    • Types of pipes and fittings used in plumbing
    • Measuring, cutting, and joining pipes
    • Proper pipe layout and alignment
    • Techniques for soldering and welding pipes
  3. Water Supply Systems:

    • Installing and connecting water supply lines
    • Working with different types of valves and faucets
    • Understanding water pressure and flow
    • Troubleshooting common issues in water supply systems
  4. Drainage and Waste Systems:

    • Installing and connecting drain pipes and vents
    • Proper drainage slope and pipe sizing
    • Understanding traps and cleanouts
    • Identifying and resolving drainage problems
  5. Plumbing Fixtures and Appliances:

    • Installation and maintenance of sinks, toilets, showers, and bathtubs
    • Connecting and testing plumbing fixtures
    • Repairing and replacing faulty fixtures and components
    • Water conservation practices and fixtures
  6. Plumbing Maintenance and Repair:

    • Troubleshooting and diagnosing plumbing problems
    • Repairing leaks, clogs, and pipe damage
    • Maintenance practices for long-lasting plumbing systems
    • Emergency response and preventative measures
certificate in plumbing in kenya

Graduates of the Certificate in Plumbing program can pursue various opportunities in the plumbing industry, including:

  • Licensed Plumber
  • Plumbing Contractor
  • Pipefitter
  • Plumbing Maintenance Technician
  • Self-Employed Plumbing Professional




9 months

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Join our Certificate in Plumbing program to master the art of plumbing, gain essential practical skills, and embark on a rewarding career in the plumbing industry, contributing to the functionality and safety of buildings and communities.

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