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Training in Plumbing

Further Education Course
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    Technical Trainer in Plumbing

    Further education course is for teachers and trainers whose task is to train skilled workers and professionals for a global economy

Contact:

Prof. Dr. Dr. hc. Michael Gessler
Institut Technik und Bildung (ITB)

Telefon 0421 - 218 66330
eMail mgesslerprotect me ?!uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de

Scope:

The further study program „Technical Trainer in Plumbing“ was developed and applied within a joint project of the State of Bremen, the German Society of International Cooperation (GIZ), and the University of Bremen (Academy of Continuing Education, Faculty of Educational Sciences & Institute Technology and Education).

The course is domain-specific and combines specialized technical knowledge with innovative vocational didactics. The content and problem-solving technologies of the study program are based on the high German standards and the international body of knowledge.

Target group and didactical approach:

The certificate is aimed at teachers and trainers whose task is to train skilled workers and professionals for a global economy. To bridge the two objectives of the study program, the development of technical and training competence, an innovative training methodology is used, which is referred to as „learning and work assignments“.

This training methodology was developed at the Institute Technology and Education (ITB) and is also used in the VET teacher and trainer courses, which are offered regular to German teachers and trainers at the University of Bremen.

Moduls and Content:

Vocational Didactics and Teaching Methodology:

Learn and work assignments (introduction); role of teacher and learner (introduction); cooperative learning (introduction); self-directed learning (introduction); problem-based learning (introduction); organizing group work (introduction); presentation (introduction); feedback (introduction); learning motivation (introduction); self-concept (motivation); culture and values (introduction); safety and environment (introduction)

Technical and Professional Specialization:

Safety at plumbing workplace; plumbing mathematics; plumbing drawings; plastic pipe and fittings; copper pipe and fittings; cast-iron pipe and fittings; carbon steel pipe and fittings; drain, waste and vent (DWV) systems; water distribution systems; renovation of a bathroom: planning, calculation, challenges in implementation, possibilities and limits of implementation; front wall installation: planning, construction frame, in-house drain installation, in-house fresh water installation; domestic pumps: planning, calculations (e.g. pressure, volume flow, flow velocity, pipe width, pressure losses, pump calculation); set up a domestic pump; install domestic pump; trouble-shooting domestic pumps; monitoring

Vocational Didactics and Teaching Methodology:

Learn and work assignments (application), role of teacher and learner (application), cooperative learning (application), self-directed learning (application), problem-based learning (application), organizing group work (application), presentation (application), feedback (application), learning motivation (application), self-concept (application), culture and values (application), safety and environment (application)

Technical and Professional Specialization:

Sizing and protecting the water supply system (techniques for sizing water supply systems, including calculating system requirements and demand, developed lengths, and pressure drops); reviews of the factors that can reduce efficiency of water supply piping; introduction of different backflow prevention devices and explains how they work, where they are used, and how they are installed in water supply systems); potable water supply treatment (disinfect, filter, and soften water supply systems); types of venting, sizing DWV and storm systems (calculate drainage fixture units for waste systems. Re-views how to size drain, waste, and vent (DWV) systems); sewage pumps (installation, diagnosis, and repair of pumps, controls); corrosive-resistant waste piping (corrosive wastes and reviews related safety issues and hazard communications); service plumbing (troubleshooting and repair of fixtures, valves, and faucets in accordance with code and safety guidelines); renovation of a bathroom: planning, calculation, challenges in implementation, possibilities and limits of implementation; front wall installation: planning, construction frame, in-house drain installation, in-house fresh water installation; domestic pumps: planning, calculations, set up a domestic pump, install domestic pump, trouble-shooting domestic pumps; monitoring.

Vocational Didactics and Teaching Methodology:

Learn and work assignments (evaluation), role of teacher and learner (evaluation), cooperative learning (evaluation), self-directed learning (evaluation), problem-based learning (evaluation), organizing group work (evaluation), presentation (evaluation), feedback (evaluation), learning motivation (evaluation), self-concept (evaluation), culture and values (evaluation), safety and environment (evaluation)

Technical and Professional Specialization:

  • Install domestic pump: pump system design, types of pumps, connecting types, pressure calculation, construction site preparation, transfer of calculated system size in to the building, pre-assembling delivered parts, mounting the domestic pump, on wall pipe installation, connecting the installed components, function test, costumer handover, monitoring
  • outside drain installation: public drain system design, material of different drain systems, waste water calculation, national waste water standards, construction site preparation, transfer of calculated system size in to the building, pre-assembling, floor and on wall pipe installation, wall penetrations and covers, connecting the installed components, function test, costumer handover, monitoring.
  • setting up on-site wastewater treatment plant: function of treatment plant, water saving reasons, design of treatment plant, construction site preparation, determine the location and size of the excavated hole, mounting the system, preparation the in-house system connection, connecting the installed components, function test, costumer handover, monitoring.

Vocational Didactics and Teaching Methodology:

Learn and work assignments (improvement), role of teacher and learner (improvement), cooperative learning (improvement), self-directed learning (improvement), problem-based learning (improvement), organizing group work (improvement), presentation (improvement), feedback (improvement), learning motivation (improvement), self-concept (improvement), culture and values (improvement), safety and environment (improvement)

Technical and Professional Specialization:

  • Installation in bathroom:
    • standards: collecting information about position of washbasin unit, installation of wall mounted toilet, collecting information of shower wall installation, collecting information about position of washbasin unit, installation of wall mounted toilet, collecting information of shower wall installation according to customer’s order and standards,
    • planning: position of washbasin unit according to standard, installation of wall mounted toilet, calculation of connecting pipes at WC, shower wall installation, construction site preparation, transfer of calculated system size into the building, pre-assembling delivered parts,
    • monitoring.
  • Installation of firefighting system:
    • collecting information about customer’s orders and design of a fire-fighting system
    • planning: different types of firefighting systems, calculation of number and position of sprinkler, pipe size calculation, according to national standards, construction site preparation, transfer of calculated system size into the building, pre-assembling, construction site preparation, determine the location and prepare material needed
    • monitoring.
  • Installation of an irrigation system: connection to the domestic pump system, collecting information about customer’s order and standards in irrigation, planning function of irrigation, water saving reasons, design of different irrigation systems, monitoring.

Certificate:

The awarded certificate is a regular certificate of the University of Bremen, not limited for special geographical areas. This is ensured by the study-specific and general examination regulations for further education study programmes at the University of Bremen.

The certificates will be awarded after graduation in the further education course „Technical Trainer in Plumbing“ (EQF Level 5)

Duration:

  • 12 months
  • part-time

Further Information:

Responsible for this further education course is the faculty 12 Pedagogy and Educational Sciences of the University of Bremen in cooperation with the Institute Technology and Education (ITB).

For further information please contact:

Prof. Dr. Dr. hc. Michael Gessler
Institut Technik und Bildung (ITB)

Telefon: 0421 - 218 66 330
eMail: mgesslerprotect me ?!uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de

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