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Plumb Center DVD targets colleges

Published:  01 October, 2009

LEAMINGTON SPA: When it comes to studying a practical trade like plumbing, being shown how to do something, rather than being told in a classroom, can make all the difference. Getting out in the field is not always possible for students, so being able to see how it is done in DVD is the next best thing.

'Plumbing in Practice' is an instructional 90-minute DVD on plumbing which has been provided free of charge to nearly 200 plumbing colleges across the country. Sponsored by Plumb Center and Parts Center, it offers practical, step-by-step, training and can help those undertaking a plumbing course. It has been designed for both beginners and those coming to the end of their studies.

The DVD consists of 10 case study films, each covering a range of different plumbing and heating jobs from initial call out through to diagnosis and then solution.

The films follow a team of two plumbing tutors as they take you through the practical issues, taking advantage of location filming in order to pass on the tips and tricks that an apprentice would usually only find out when working with an experienced plumber.

As the new academic year gets into full swing, 400 free copies have been sent to plumbing colleges across the country to supplement classroom learning, with students being able to purchase a copy for themselves for £5. The DVD will retail at £19.99 for anyone else.

A view of the trailer is on the website

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