This programme follows on from level 1 Building Services Engineering and the Plumbing level 1 programme.It gives a more in depth technical picture of the plumbing industry. Topics are looked at in detail such as Cold Water, Hot Water and Central Heating. The study programme has both theory and practical elements to it; the theory consists of 9 GOLA examinations. The practical assessments are carried out to industry standards.
This is a full time study programme and you are required to attend college for three days per week for a full academic year.
During the year, you will be expected to undertake work placements in industry, as well as attend relevant trips and visits.
All students who have not achieved a grade C or grade 4, or above in GCSE English or maths or both will need to study an English or/and maths qualification alongside their chosen main qualification.
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A profile of GCSEs at grade D or grade 3, and successful completion of the BPEC Aptitude test 60% pass (30 minutes) .
Your skills will develop and improve as you learn in our fully equipped industry standard workshops.
You will learn about the Plumbing industry as you go on various trips throughout the year, including visits to working construction sites.
The study programme will also develop personal, social and employability skills, which includes opportunities to use the job related skills you learn to increase your knowledge of a working environment and opportunities to work on community projects and to explore the various career pathways within the plumbing industry.
It allows students to progress into employment, or to the following qualifications.
No tuition fees are payable for students aged 16 – 18 on 31 August 2017.
For all students aged 19+ please visit our website www.suffolk.ac.uk.
Details regarding fee remission and Advanced Learning Loans can also be found at the above website.
Trips and visits, safety boots and work trousers, starter tool kit, and textbook City & Guilds Level 2 Technical Certificate in Plumbing(6035) (ISBN 9780851932711)
Finding employment within the plumbing industry has always been my goal. After finding it difficult to gain employment, I enrolled on the 6035 diploma in plumbing. As a pre-apprenticeship course it has been an ideal way of gaining plumbing knowledge and information. The course has given me all the tools I need to progress on to Level 3. I firmly believe that taking part in the course has made me more employable.