Plumbing wastes & Drains


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Course overview

Maintaining the system of pipes, tanks, fittings, and other apparatus required for a property’s water supply, heating and sanitation is an essential part of good housing management. The need to understand drainage and wastewater systems is another important facet.


Upkeep Training’s “Plumbing, Wastes and Drains” one-day course provides staff in housing and property with a full grounding in how these systems work and how to diagnose defects and plumbing problems.


By the end of the course you will be able to identify the main components of a domestic plumbing system and understand how it functions. You will also be able to use questioning techniques to identify simple defects relating to plumbing and drainage, and to suggest appropriate remedial works.


What the course covers

  • How cold water systems work
  • How hot water systems work
  • Locating the main components of domestic plumbing systems
  • Identifying key plumbing components
  • Understanding common faults
  • Understanding the layout and terminology of wastes and drains
  • Diagnosing defects – asking the right questions
  • Recommending preventative measures.


Who should attend

This training course is for non-technical staff working in housing or property management who take repairs requests and order works. It is designed for non-technical staff who visit properties to check plumbing, wastage and drainage conditions. It is suitable for anyone who wants a solid, basic understanding of how plumbing systems work.


Length of course

1 day - 9.30am to 4.30pm



In house at your premises or see our calendar for public courses



£295 to attend the public course, or for groups of 8 or more, please enquire about an in-house course



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Plumbing wastes & Drains

Public Course Dates

Upkeep’s courses have been developed by, and with industry experts.


All of our tutors have current or recent professional industry experience which means that you are learning from professionals with a great level of experience and skills.


We currently hold all of our scheduled courses in London, but are planning to start delivery in the midlands.


If you can’t make it to London, we can come to you with a bespoke training package tailored to meet your needs and those of your organisation. Get in touch at or give us a call on 0208 123 0804.

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