If you have your sights set on a career in plumbing, this course will help you progress towards your goal. Combining practical tasks and theory, the subjects you will cover include health and safety, common plumbing processes, cold water systems, electrical systems, environmental awareness, key plumbing principles, sanitation systems, and central heating systems.
- 4 GCSEs D-F / or 3-2 (in 2017 GCSEs)
- Relevant Level 1 qualification with Merit or above
- Relevant industry experience to Level 1 or above
Unit breakdown, Progression & More...
Formal assessments for the course include on-line exams and practical assessments with some written short answer responses. There will be a number of short theory and practical tests throughout the year to provide individual feedback on progress in the course.
Aims of the course
To enable learners to achieve a Diploma in Level 2 Plumbing, preparing them to enter employment, find an apprenticeship, or go on to a Level 3 plumbing course.
This study programme can lead to several different paths for further education in plumbing, including the City & Guilds Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Plumbing and Heating or Diploma 6035 Level 3.
Workshop sessions, classroom based lessons, e-learning, industry related visits.
Potential job opportunities include self-employment, joining construction companies, and working with local authority maintenance teams.
What can I earn as a construction worker? When you're deciding what to study post-16, it's important to think about where your course will lead. As a qualified construction worker you'll be starting on a career path with loads of opportunity for progression ? and a good salary in your sights. For example:
- Bricklayers start on around £17,000 a year and can earn £27,000 with 3-5 years' experience
- Plumbers start on around £18,000 a year and can earn £30,000 with 3-5 years' experience
- Construction supervisors start on around £24,000 a year and can earn £35,000 with 3-4 years' experience