Plumbing – Level 2

Plumbing – Level 2

You can be sure of meeting industry standards for basic plumbing if you study this Level 2 course.

  • Course Type School Leaver
  • Subject Area Construction and the Built Environment
  • Qualification Technical Certificate
  • Study Mode: Full Time Only
  • Course Level Level 2
  • Location Construction Centre
  • Course Length 1 year

You can be sure of meeting industry standards for basic plumbing if you study this course.

On this course you will cover:  

  • Health and safety and industry practices  
  • Plumbing processes  
  • Electrical and scientific principles  
  • Cold water  
  • Hot water  
  • Central heating  
  • Sanitation and drainage  

 You will be assessed through online exams and an end point practical exam. There is a requirement to undertake some work experience and employer engagement. 

Choose this course if… you would like to learn about the installation and maintenance of basic plumbing systems and to develop skills such as installing piping for water and drainage and fitting bathrooms.  

Progression and careers: On completion, you could progress onto the Level 3 Plumbing and Heating Technician Standard Apprenticeship in Phase 2. An Apprenticeship will require you to find an employer (which the College can support with) and pass both English and Maths either before enrolling or during your Apprenticeship via Functional Skills English and Maths qualifications. You will be required to demonstrate that you are enthusiastic and committed to succeeding.  

Entry Requirements

Grade 4 in Maths essential and grade 4 in English desired (grade 3 is minimum for English). You will be required to study English alongside your course if you don’t have a 4.

  • Specialist plumbing workshops
  • Learning Resource Centre
  • Refectory
  • IT suite
  • Gas training and assessment centre
  • End point assessment centre
Additional Costs

You will need to be equipped with basic stationery for all your sessions. You will need to have your own overalls and safety boots- advice will be given at interview. If you are required to purchase a subject specific course book you will be advised either at interview or at the start of the course. There is a non-refundable Workshop Fee of £35 per full time student per year. This will contribute towards the cost of tools for use in the workshop so that you do not need to provide your own.


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