NVQ Diploma in Plumbing - Level 3
This course is for people aged 19 or over
Faculty of Construction and the Built Environment
Level Location Start Date End Date Day Time Fee Reduced Ask Apply
Level 3 Devon and Exeter Construction Training Centre 17-Sep-18 30-Sep-19 Fridays 09:00-17:00 £4700.00 None

What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?

You will attend college one day a week for two years during which time you will undergo practical assessments and on-line exams. Whilst also working on site you will have to complete a series of work based assessments and gather evidence for your portfolio to meet the criteria of the NVQ. 

This course is suitable for anyone who is ineligible for apprenticeship funding and who wishes to obtain a trade qualification. You will need to be working in the industry in a role that meets the criteria of the NVQ, however you can be working part time or be self-employed.

*Please contact the faculty for more information on course duration:
Telephone: 01392 400391
Email: construction@exe-coll.ac.uk

What topics will I study?

Please contact the faculty for information and full specification of the NVQ criteria.

What are the entry requirements?

GCSE Maths and English at grade C or above (or can demonstrate a suitable level of competence in these subjects). You must also have successfully completed the level 2 NVQ Diploma in Plumbing.

What facilities are there?

Dedicated Plumbing workshops, classrooms, ACS accredited Gas Testing Centre and Learning Resource Centre. There is also an on-site café and CSCS testing centre.

What can the course lead on to?

Upon completion of the Level 3 qualification you may be able to progress to courses leading to Site Management, Project Management or similar.

Are there any additional costs?

You will need to provide your own safety boots and work trousers or overalls.


It is important that you apply and pay for your course at least one week before the course starts to ensure that you will have access to all the facilities and resources in your first week.
Please be aware that there are no car parking facilities at Exeter College city centre sites, but public car parks are available across the city.

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