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Level: 2

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This programme provides you with the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills for the plumbing trade.  Featuring in-depth theory and specialist practical learning, it is designed for learners who are independent, committed and wish to advance in the industry. 

The qualification covers many areas within plumbing and domestic heating, such as hot and cold water supplies, sanitation and understanding health and safety within building services engineering.

As well as plumbing know-how, learners will develop their skills in maths and English, which will support their main programme of study, help their future progression and enhance their life skills.

Entry requirements

You must undertake and pass an interview and aptitude test.  You will also require three GCSEs at grade 4 in Maths, English and ideally a science or technical subject.

Course Content

You will cover practical plumbing skills such as jointing and bending and theory elements including:

  • Health and Safety
  • Electrical Principles
  • Common Plumbing Processes
  • Scientific Principles
  • Cold Water Systems
  • Domestic Hot Water Systems
  • Sanitation Systems
  • Central Heating Systems (pipework only)
  • Drainage Systems
  • Understanding how to communicate with others in Building Services

How will I be assessed?

Candidates will be assessed via on-demand multiple choice tests - available through the City & Guilds e-assessment platform, e-volve - and via practical assignments in a portfolio of work.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

Students will be required to purchase three polo shirts, a pair of boots and trouser overalls. They are also advised to purchase a course book for revision. It is recommended that learners purchase some tools to assist them in completing the practical elements of the course.

What can I do after this course?

You can progress to a Level 3 programme in plumbing or gain employment to complete your NVQ. Other options include a National Diploma in Construction or Civil Engineering. 

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