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About the course

For candidates who want to work as plumbers in the building services engineering sector. This qualification does not make candidates fully qualified plumbers but enables them to gain the relevant hand skills and knowledge through studying Health and safety, Electrical principles, Scientific principles, Plumbing processes, Cold water systems, Hot water systems, Sanitation, Central heating systems and Drainage systems.

How much does it cost?

Free if you meet any one of the criteria below:

  • In receipt of benefits
  • Earns less than £20,319
  • First full level 2 qualification (19-23years)

Full Cost £1285

Who is it suitable for?

This qualification is suitable for 19+ learners.

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 also 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?

If you can find employment: 

Plumbing & Domestic Heating Technician Apprenticeship

Building Services (Plumbing) Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Plumbing and Heating APL

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

Core modules

  • Health and safety
  • Electrical principles
  • Scientific principles
  • Plumbing processes
  • Cold water systems
  • Hot water systems
  • Sanitation
  • Central heating systems
  • Drainage systems

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?

You will be required to obtain:

Personal Protective Equipment
Basic Hand tools – (Lists will be provided at the enrolment stage)
Basic stationary – (Lists will be provided at the enrolment stage)

I'm interested. What should I do now?

Call 01279 868100 and talk to an Admissions Adviser
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