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Plumbing Technical Diploma Level 3

Subject Area
Start Date
September 2023
Study Mode
1 year
Level 3

This course involves practical aspects of plumbing and the theory behind it. To be successful on this course you need to have outstanding commitment and willingness to learn, the ability to succeed and outstanding attendance and punctuality.

This qualification is for candidates who want to work as plumbers in the building services engineering sector. Please note - this qualification does not make candidates fully qualified plumbers or plumbing and heating engineers. To become fully qualified you must achieve the Level 3 Apprenticeship.

Entry requirements

You must have completed Level 2 before progressing to Level 3.

What will I study?

Units include:

  • Health and Safety in Building Services Engineering
  • Understand the Fundamental Principles and Requirements of Environmental Technology
  • Plumbing System Installation Planning
  • Complex Cold Water Systems
  • Domestic Hot Water
  • Sanitation and Drainage Systems
  • Central Heating Systems
  • Domestic Gas Principles
  • Career Awareness in Building Services Engineering

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. In addition you will be required to undertake employer involvement as part of your studies. This will include a mixture of industry placements, guest speakers, College trips and visits, and mock interviews.

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 go on to find employment in order to transfer to an apprenticeship programme, and then on to higher-level courses in construction.

Plumbing student Luke, working on some pipework

“I chose to study plumbing to learn a trade and I don’t enjoy sitting exams so this course offered a good alternative. Plumbing is a good career and can provide a great income. I'd like to become full-qualified and eventually run my own business."

Plumbing Technical Diploma Level 3
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