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Plumbing Diploma Level 2

Subject Area
Start Date
September 2023
Study Mode
1 year
Level 2

This course is a practical, hands-on course that teaches a variety of plumbing skills and allows you to learn, develop and practise these skills required for employment. To be successful on this course, you need to have outstanding commitment and enthusiasm, good eye for detail and outstanding attendance and punctuality.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 3 GCSE subjects at grade 3 or above including English or Maths, and one of English or Maths at grade 4.

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

Method of delivery

This programme will be delivered in our modern workshops and classrooms, focusing on developing your practical skills, knowledge and professional behaviours ready for assessment. All assessments will be carried out in accordance with awarding body guidelines. To prepare you prior to your assessments, we will build up your skills, knowledge, and behaviours to give you the best chance of achieving your potential. We will sequence the curriculum delivery to meet industry needs and work with you through each step to build your confidence.

How will I be assessed?

Practical and theory work will be assessed in line with awarding body requirements. This will be a mixture of online externally set and marked examinations and practical synoptic assessments.

Good course combinations

This is a full-time course. It is not possible to combine this course with other Vocational, Apprenticeship or A Level programmes.

Your next steps

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

Lucy Plumbing Level 2

“I chose this course because I knew I wanted to do something practical after completing my GCSEs. I also liked the challenge of being a girl in a male-dominated industry. I’m really passionate about plumbing and knew that I wanted to learn lots of different skills. The part that I enjoy most about this course is when I complete a task and my pipework is neat, as it gives me a real sense of satisfaction.”

Plumbing Diploma Level 2
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