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    About the course

    If you want to work as a plumber in the building services engineering sector this course is ideal. This qualification will enable you to become a qualified domestic plumber.


    Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Plumbing and Heating APL

    Entry requirements

    Prior attainment of L2 Diploma in Plumbing Studies (6035-02)

    How much does it cost?

    Full cost course £1,350 – nature of payments to be discussed during enrolment.

    If you are aged 19 or over you may be eligible for full funding covering all fees if you are:

    • Aged 19 or over on 1 September 2021
    • A resident of England

    And either;

    • Unemployed, in receipt of benefits and looking for work, or 
    • Employed and earn less than £17,374.50 a year.

    If you require any further help with this, please contact our Admissions Team on 01279 868100 or email: 

    Please note we are unable to provide funding for learners living in some Mayoral Combined Authorities in England such as Cambridge and Peterborough.

    Awarding Body

    City & Guilds

    Why study?

    As a plumber, you may work in some following areas:

    • Installing and repairing water supplies, heating systems and drainage
    • Installing soil pipes and guttering
    • Installing bathrooms and central heating systems 

    To become a plumber, you will need to be able to follow technical drawings and plans, have good practical and problem-solving skills, a careful, well planned out approach to work and be able to use hand and power tools to a competent standard.

    You will need an awareness of health, safety and legal regulations and to be able to work as part of a team as well as alone. Good customer service skills will be vital.

    Where will this course take me?

    • Domestic Plumber
    • Heating and Ventilation Engineer (Commercial/Industrial)
    • Heating and Ventilation Engineer (Service and Maintenance)
    • Gas Engineer
    • Environmental Technologies Technician 

    Core modules

    • Apply safe working practices in building services engineering work environment
    • Install and maintain domestic plumbing and heating systems
    • Understand how to apply environmental protection measures within building services engineering

    How will I be assessed?

    • Holistic assessment
    • Direct Observation
    • Portfolio of evidence (could be electronic)
    • Professional discussions.
    • Witness Testimony
    • Knowledge and Understanding.

    Will I have to provide anything?

    Full cost: £1,350

    • Personal Protective Equipment
    • Basic Hand tools
    • Basic stationary

    I'm interested. What should I do now?

    Call 01279 868100 and talk to an Admissions Adviser
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