Award Crest
York College

Entry requirements

Applicants require a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade C including Maths (grade 4), English (grade 4) and Science. Applicants will also be assessed and interviewed prior to acceptance onto the course.


One year.

What will I study?

Units include:

  • Safety in Plumbing Activities
  • Principles of Plumbing
  • Hot and Cold Water Systems for Housing
  • Sanitation (bathrooms and WCs)
  • Central Heating Systems
  • Electrical Supplies to Heating Controls
  • Lead Work (waterproofing to roofs)
  • Environmental Awareness
  • Effective Working Relationships

How will I be assessed?

Continuous assessment and City and Guilds external examinations.

What could it lead to?

On completion of this Diploma students can progress onto the next level or go on to find employment in order to transfer to an apprenticeship, and then onto higher level courses in Construction.

Need some help?

If you have any further questions about this course, or would like us to help you with your application, please contact the Schools Liaison team on 01904 770239 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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