Plumber | PL

Plumber trade under CTS is one of the popular courses delivered nationwide through network of ITIs. The course is one of one year (02 Semester) duration.

It mainly consist of Domain area and Core area. In the Domain area (Trade Theory & practical) impact professional – skills and knowledge, while Core area (Workshop Calculation science, Engineering Drawing and Employability Skills) imparts requisite core skills, knowledge and life skills.

After passing out of the training program, the trainee is awarded National Trade Certificate (NTC) by NCVT which is recognized worldwide.

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Key Information

Course Summary

Course Name         -   Plumber

Course Type           -   NCVT (CRAFTSMEN TRAINING SCHEME (CTS))

Training Type         -   Lab & Classroom

Duration                 -   1 Year

Timing                    -   Monday to Friday  (8.45 AM to 5.00 PM) 



During the one-year duration a candidate of Plumber trade is trained on subjects Professional Skill, Professional Knowledge, Engineering Drawing, Workshop Science & Calculation and Employability Skills related to job role. In addition to this a candidate is entrusted to make/do project work and Extra Curricular Activities to build up confidence. The practical skills are imparted in simple to complex manner & simultaneously theory subject is taught in the same fashion to apply cognitive knowledge while executing task. The practical part starts with basic pipe work viz. cutting of pipes, threading, joining, etc. and finally to fitting, fixing and laying of hot & cold water pipe line, repairing and reconditioning of waste pipe line at the end of the course. The broad components covered under Professional Skill subject are as below: The practical part starts with basic fitting in the beginning and the candidate imparted training on allied trades viz., carpenter, Welding (Gas & Arc), Masonry which leads to multi-skilling. In the basic fitting the skills imparted are marking, sawing, chipping, filing, measurement, soldering, brazing, drilling, grinding and observation of all safety aspects is mandatory. The accuracy achieved is of±0.25 mm. The safety aspects covers components like OSH&E, PPE, Fire extinguisher, First Aid etc. Cutting Pipes in different angle. Joining of pipes of different diameter and angles by gas welding, thread cutting on different types of pipes & fittings accessories. Making of brick wall and RCC casting. Brick wall cutting for concealing pipe line. Bending of Pipes, Making of pipe line circuit for water distribution, fixing Cocks & valve, Water analysis test, Water Pressure test are being taught. Alignment and laying of humid asbestos pipeline & maintenance of drainage pipe line. Installation and maintenance of Electric pumps, Construction of inspection chamber, manhole, gutter, septic tank, socket etc. Testing of drainage pipe, Removal of leakage pipe line, Installation, fixing & maintenance of valve & cock, water meter, Fixtures, hot & cold water pipe line, Repairing & reconditioning of waste pipe line, Repairing & reconditioning, scraping & painting of sanitary fittings are being taught in the practical. Professional Knowledge subject is simultaneously taught in the same fashion to apply cognitive knowledge while executing task. In addition, components like Physical properties of engineering materials, different types of iron, properties and uses, Heat & Temperature are also covered under theory part. Total three projects need to be completed by the candidates in a group. In addition to above components the core skills components viz., Workshop calculation & science, Engineering drawing, employability skills are also covered. These core skills are essential skills which are necessary to perform the job in any given situation.


Scope & Future Career Path

Below are some of Job Opportunities who have taken Plumber courses.

Plumber can individually work on any project as per drawing and fabricate different structure accordingly, can do a repairing and maintenance work as per requirement, operation of plumbing system, preliminary installation and minor repair work , assistance in maintenance and servicing of pipes and sanitary fixtures in housing, commercial and institutional setups. He can perform number of routine and low skilled tasks such as assisting in laying pipes, pipe bending making water tight joints, fitting sockets and reducers, threading pipes with taps and dies, removing leakages, etc and are designated as Plumber Mate or Pipe Fitter Helper according to type of work done. Can do Installation of water pump and uses of CPVC,UPVC PIPES.

Below are some of future career path for those who have taken Plumber courses.

Future career path
Can join industry as Technician, will progress further as Senior Technician, Supervisor, and can rise up to the level of Manager.
Can become Entrepreneur/freelancer or start own business in the related field.
Can take admission in diploma course in notified branches of Engineering by lateral entry.
Can take admission as Sanitary inspector.
Can join Apprenticeship programme in different types of industries leading to National Apprenticeship Certificate (NAC).
Can join Crafts Instructor Training Scheme (CITS) in the trade for becoming instructor in ITIs.


There are plenty of job opportunities for those who have successfully completed Plumber NCVT Affiliated courses. Below are some companies where our students placed successfully.

Placement Partners
Mazgaon Dock limited
Naval Dock limited
Mahanagar Gas limited

Eminent Alumni