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If you have your sights set on a career in plumbing, this course will help you progress towards your goal. Combining practical tasks and theory, the subjects you will cover include health and safety, common plumbing processes, cold water systems, electrical systems, environmental awareness, key plumbing principles, sanitation systems, and central heating systems.
Aims of the course
To enable learners to achieve a Diploma in Level 2 Plumbing, preparing them to enter employment, find an apprenticeship, or go on to a Level 3 plumbing course.
This qualification consists of several unit components:
Unit 201/501:Health and safety in building Services engineering.
Unit 202/502 Electrical principles and processes for building services engineering
Unit 203/503 Scientific principles for domestic, industrial and commercial plumbing
Unit 204/504 Common plumbing processes
Unit 205/505 Cold water systems
Unit 206/506 Domestic hot water systems
Unit 207/507 Sanitation
Unit 208/508 Central heating systems
Unit 209/509 Drainage systems
Unit 210/510 Understand how to communicate with others within building services engineering
Formal assessments for the course include on-line exams and practical assessments with some written short answer responses. There will be a number of short theory and practical tests throughout the year to provide individual feedback on progress in the course.
This study programme can lead to several different paths for further education in plumbing, including the City & Guilds Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Plumbing and Heating or Diploma 6035 Level 3.
Potential job opportunities include self-employment, joining construction companies, and working with local authority maintenance teams.
What can I earn as a construction worker?
When you're deciding what to study post-16, it's important to think about where your course will lead. As a qualified construction worker you'll be starting on a career path with loads of opportunity for progression ? and a good salary in your sights. For example:
Bricklayers start on around £17,000 a year and can earn £27,000 with 3-5 years' experience
Plumbers start on around £18,000 a year and can earn £30,000 with 3-5 years' experience
Construction supervisors start on around £24,000 a year and can earn £35,000 with 3-4 years' experience
If you're interested in a career in construction, we offer a diverse range of vocational courses that will help you get where you want to go. Thanks to our excellent links with major construction companies, our courses include valuable work experience opportunities, helping to prepare you for your first role in this exciting industry.
4 GCSEs D-F / or 3-2 (in 2017 GCSEs)
Relevant Level 1 qualification with Merit or above
Relevant industry experience to Level 1 or above
Workshop sessions, classroom based lessons, e-learning, industry related visits.
Process for Application
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