Plumbing – Intermediate Apprenticeship

A Level 2 Plumbing Apprentice will install, maintain and test different plumbing systems.

Course Information

  • Course Type Apprenticeship
  • Subject Area Construction and Trades
  • Qualification Apprenticeship
  • Study Mode: Full Time Only
  • Course Level Level 2
  • Location Construction Centre
  • Course Length Up to 30 months.

A Level 2 Plumbing Apprentice will install, maintain and test different plumbing systems. You will develop the skills and knowledge of how to install, maintain, test and commission all types of domestic hot and cold plumbing systems, including heating systems. You will learn to accurately plan and prepare complex plumbing installations, such as complete bathroom suites and hot water cylinders, to the highest standard in accordance with current building regulations.

Topics include:

  • Develop a knowledge of current safe working practices and communication within building engineering services
  • Learn the skills and knowledge for both hot and cold water systems and understanding the diverse materials used within the trade
  • Develop skills and knowledge for the installation of domestic heating systems, including maintenance
  • Understand and apply domestic above ground drainage installation and maintenance techniques
  • Learn and develop the art of complex pipe bending skills for various materials, including low carbon steel and copper
  • Develop knowledge and confidence in across plumbing procedures, including commissioning tests for all plumbing systems

Example job roles include: Plumber/Assistant Plumber/Heating Engineer.


  • IFA Level 2 Plumbing Apprenticeship
  • If required: Functional Skills (English, Maths)

Next steps… Some Apprentices go straight into employment OR progress onto a Level 3 Plumbing Apprenticeship.

Entry Requirements

Every employer is different and therefore the entry requirements can vary. As a guide, you ideally need GCSE grade 4 in English and Maths and in some cases ICT. However, we will work with you and provide additional support to help you achieve their requirements, either prior to your Apprenticeship via a pre-Apprenticeship or during the delivery of your programme.


Apprentices have access to all facilities across college. A Plumbing Apprentice will benefit from the use of our purpose build Construction centre. Further facilities include the college Learning Resource Centres and the College Gym.

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