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Diploma in Plumbing Studies – Level 2

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.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Construction - Plumbing and Gas Training
School Leaver - Vocational/Technical
Location: The Roundhouse
Full Time or Part Time: FT
Level: 2
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?: Y
The Roundhouse

Apply now at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/course/diploma-in-plumbing-studies-level-2
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Course Information for Students

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.

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.

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

This course will be delivered on-site.

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.

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.

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. 

For more information contact Derby College on 0800 0280289 or enquiries@derby-college.ac.uk

Course Information for Employers

If you are an employer and would like to know more about the apprenticeships and professional training we deliver or how you can get involved in co-creating and co-delivering curriculum, please contact us via email on businessenquiries@derby-college.ac.uk, call us on 01332 387 421 or visit our employer pages here.

Career Information

This course could lead to one of these careers...

Plumbers and Heating and Ventilating Engineers

£39885

Plumbers and Heating and Ventilating Engineers

More Careers Information at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/career-pathways
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DCG Success Stories

Ryan Pearch working on a boiler

Ryan Pearch

Former apprentice plumber Ryan aims to give a start to “people like me”

Level 3 is all about gas and that meant the other students were doing it day in and day out – but I wasn’t because my job didn’t operate in that area. I asked for extra work to do at home and the college was helpful with that. Phil Stone was the lecturer and he was really good. In fact, the lecturers were brilliant, every one of them. The courses were excellent for me and it was nice to receive the recognition of a Derby College Peak Award.

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Emily Parnill outside of her workplace

Emily Parnell

Apprentice plumber Emily says girl numbers in trades ‘getting better’

There are getting to be more girls in trades like plumbing. In my first year in college I was the only girl in the whole group but in my second year there were a few more. It's getting better. Work's really good. It's different every day. Some days it's doing dead easy jobs like changing taps and fixing toilets and other days you get all day jobs like fixing baths and stuff. I want to do my gas course and get my qualifications and maybe get my own business in the end. My dad's over the moon with me doing this.

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Course Information Last Updated On: October 18, 2021 1:55 pm