Plumbing Technical Diploma Level 3
York College is delighted to announce that it has been selected to participate in the T Level Industry Placement Pilot (Capacity Delivery Fund). This course has been selected to take part in the pilot for this academic year allowing us to offer Industry Placements to any student enrolling onto this course.
The Work Placement Team will be in touch in due course with further details. In the meantime, you can access further work placement information by visiting our web page: Work Placements Advice.
If you have any questions you can contact the Work Placement Team on
This course is a practical, hands-on course that will further enhance your 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 willingness to learn, the ability to succeed, and outstanding attendance and punctuality.
You must have completed Level 2 before progressing to Level 3.
What will I study?
- 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 deliver 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.