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Building Trades - City & Guilds Diploma Plumbing Studies Level 2 Year 2

This second-year course develops your qualifications from your experience in year 1.

Key information

Course type: Part-time professional Entry requirements: Completion of year 1 and a BPEC test End qualification: City & Guilds Diploma in Plumbing Studies Level 2 Awarding body: City & Guilds Course location: Brighton Metropolitan College, East Campus Course fees: £1,995

Course aims and areas

Once you have successfully completed year 1, this course allows you to finish the theory qualification. We will also accept an application if you have completed year 1 at another college.

To gain the full industry recognised qualification you will need additional NVQ modules that require you to provide work-based evidence so you must be employed in the plumbing industry.

These modules are additional and are not included in the course fees.

Once you have completed this course you have the option of progressing on to a level 3 course or apprenticeship.

Start dates

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Code Start Times Duration Fees ?
BT023A 14 Sep 2017 Thursday 9.00am - 4.45pm 36 weeks


BT024A 19 Sep 2017 Tuesday, Thursday 6.00pm - 9.00pm 36 weeks


The fee listed is the full course cost. Discounts may be available depending on your circumstances.

Course Units

  • Health and safety in building services engineering
  • Electrical principles and processes for building services engineering
  • Scientific principles for domestic, industrial and commercial plumbing
  • Common plumbing processes
  • Cold water systems
  • Domestic hot water systems
  • Sanitation
  • Central heating systems
  • Drainage systems
  • Understand how to communicate with others within building services engineering

Why the MET?

This course takes place at our new purpose-built Construction and Trades Centre at the MET's East Campus.

Our well-equipped workshop facilities mirror real industry practice, using industry standard tools. 

You will be taught by experienced teachers who have years of collective knowledge and industry experience between them. Our staff are passionate about their areas of expertise and are committed to helping you to attain your learning goals and meet your personal aims. 

Entry Requirements

If there are any applicable entry requirements, these will be listed in the key information section above.

Course Costs

The cost and whether or not you have to pay for your course depends on your age, circumstances and educational history. To find out which category applies to you, please visit our course fees page by clicking below.

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How to apply

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Potential Careers

Plumber or heating or ventilating engineer

Typical Tasks:

  • Examines drawings and specifications to determine layout of system.
  • Measures and cuts required lengths of copper, lead, steel, iron, aluminium or plastic using hand or machine tools.
  • Installs fittings such as storage tanks, cookers, baths, toilets, taps and valves, refrigerators, boilers, radiators and fires.
  • Tests completed installation for leaks and makes any necessary adjustments.
  • Attaches fittings and joins piping by welding, soldering, cementing, fusing, screwing or other methods.
  • Repairs burst pipes and mechanical and combustion faults and replaces faulty taps, washers, valves, etc.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

803 Available opportunities 7.6% Rise in employment is expected by 2019 in the South East.

ENTRY £18,915

AVERAGE £27,788


Desired Skills:
  • Mathematics
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Monitoring
  • Writing
  • Speaking

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