York College

Who is this course aimed at?

The Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing is designed for people who would like to start to learn about the Plumbing industry. It is aimed to provide you with underpinning knowledge to help support further studies.


For people who potentially want to work as plumbers in the building services engineering sector. This qualification does not make candidates fully qualified plumbers however is a good start to progress into further study or industry.

It allows candidates to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in the plumbing sector.

Entry Requirements

Good standard of functional English and Maths, plus time available to undertake home study during the course.

Dates and Times

The 2021/22 academic year start dates are being finalised, applications/pre-enrolments for this course will open around May, please check our website around this time and apply/pre-enrol online. If you have any questions in the meantime please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Course Length

35 week course – 1 academic year.

Course Content

Practical training and assessment within college plumbing workshop in the following:

  • Health and safety
  • Electrical Safety
  • Plumbing processes
  • Hot and cold water systems
  • Central heating (pipework)
  • Sanitation and drainage

Teaching Method(s)

This course will consist of a mixture of Practical and Theory lessons. Your experienced tutors will deliver both the practical skill and the underpinning knowledge to ensure you build confidence and understanding in your chosen discipline.

Exams and Assessments

Home study in preparation for nine online multi-choice exams. You will be given support from your tutors to fully prepare you for these assessments.


City and Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing Studies.


Will I be fully qualified after this qualification?

No you will need to be employed in the industry as an apprentice and complete a Level 2 NVQ Diploma or convert an existing Level 2 Diploma to an NVQ via the completion of an on-site portfolio. This will then need to be monitored and assessed from one of our tutors/assessors.


Employment in the industry as a plumber's mate, or Level 2 Apprenticeship (this qualification can count towards half the work required to complete the full Level 2 Apprenticeship).


£0 - £3,345.

Contact Us

If you would like to enrol, you can do so via our Enrol Now page.

If you have any further questions about York College please email info@yorkcollege.ac.uk or call (01904) 770770.

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this webpage, the content is subject to change where necessary.


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