Venue Deptford Bridge
Day/Eve Day
Study Mode Full Time
Duration 1 year
Start Date 09/09/2019
End Date 03/07/2020

Fees and Finance

16-18 Free
19-24 £1,673 p/ year
24+ £1,673 p/ year
International £9,000 p/ year


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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.

Unit Breakdown

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

Assessment Method

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.

Progression Opportunities

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.

Career Options

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. To find out more go to or contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Entry Requirements

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

To apply please select your chosen start date and location above.

What could I earn?

  • Plumbers and heating and ventilating engineers £40,100
  • Production managers and directors in construction £109,800
  • Construction and building trades supervisors £42,200

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