Plumbing (City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma)

Plumbing (City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma)

Subject Area: Building Services Plumbing

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Course Information

  • Start Date: Sep, 2020
  • Attendance: Full-time
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Course Code: 143820
  • Entry Requirements

    3 GCSEs at grade 3 (D) including English and/or maths, OR a Level 1 qualification including English and/or maths at level 1,

    Science assessment,

    Must pass a BPEC Aptitude test 60% (takes 30 minutes).

    Course Overview

    This course is based at our Ipswich campus.

    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 4 (C) or above in GCSE English or maths will need to study these subjects alongside their chosen qualification.

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    Course Highlights

    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, to work on community projects, and to explore the various career pathways within the plumbing industry.

    Core Skills Covered: Customer Service | Problem Solving | Decision Making | Financial | Responsibility | Trustworthiness

    Next Steps

    Students may progress into employment, or to the following qualifications:

    • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Plumbing and Heating

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    Tuition Costs

    No tuition fees are payable for students aged 16 – 18 on 31 August 2020.

    For all students aged 19+ fees will be £1645.

    For details regarding fee remission, please visit our Tuition Fees page.

    Additional Costs

    Trips and visits, safety boots and work trousers, starter tool kit, and textbook City & Guilds Level 2 Technical Certificate in Plumbing(6035) (ISBN 9780851932711)

    Daniel Read - City & Guilds Diploma in Plumbing Level 2

    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.