Combining practical tasks and theory, the subjects you will cover on this course 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

Learner to achieve a Diploma in Level 2 Plumbing, prepare the learner for the Plumbing Industry, Level 3 Plumbing Courses ,Apprenticeships in Plumbing.

Unit Breakdown

Complex cold water systems

Complex domestic hot water systems

Complex sanitation systems

Central heating systems - boilers and controls

Domestic gas supply systems

Improvement of business products and services

Assessment Method

The formal assessments for the course include on-line exams and practical assessments with three written exams.

Progression Opportunities

This programme can lead to a several different paths for further education in plumbing. Potential job opportunities include self-employment, joining construction companies, pathways of higher education to develop contract and project management skills. or to complete the 6189 onsite assessments which will give you the full level 3 industry recognised Plumbing qualification.

Career Options

Potential job opportunities include self-employment, joining plumbing companies, You could also go on to higher education to develop contract and project management skills.

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.

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Entry Requirements

GCSEs grades A*-C in English and GCSE Mathematics or equivalent, or successful completion City & Guilds L2


Workshop, sessions, classroom based lessons, e-learning, self syudy

Process for Application

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



Venue Deptford Bridge
Day/Eve Day
Study Mode Part Time
Duration 1 year
Start Date 11/09/2017
End Date 06/07/2018

Fees and Finance

16-18 £0 p/ year
19-24 £3,345 p/ year
24+ £3,345 p/ year
International £9,000 p/ year


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