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Plumbing | NVQ Diploma in Plumbing and Heating - Level 2

Course Type: Adult qualifications and professional Entry requirements: 2 GCSE's at grade G (or equivalent), L2 Plumbing, industry placement. Assessment: Onsite assessment in the workplace. Qualification: Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Plumbing and Heating

Why this course?

This course is designed for people that have completed a Level 2 Plumbing Diploma such as City & Guilds 6035-02. There will be an environmental unit and two onsite units. Our assessor will visit you and assess the work you are carrying out to assist you to build your portfolio of evidence.

This qualification supports you to attain fundamental and transferable practical plumbing skills with underpinning theoretical knowledge.

Although part of an apprenticeship, this qualification is available to students who are not on an apprenticeship programme, where either the learner’s circumstances prevent them undertaking a full apprenticeship or where their prior skills and knowledge mean they do not require all components of the apprenticeship. In addition, employers will accept this qualification on its own as entry to a job role.

Start dates

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Code Start Campus Times Duration Fees ?
CM0189-1C 01 Aug 2019 External Start this course anytime. 18 months £1,300.00

Discounts may be available depending on your circumstances, please see our finance information.

Entry requirements

You must be working in industry with a plumber and have completed a L2 Plumbing Diploma. 

To study this course you must have a GCSE in English and Maths grade 9-1 (A*-G) or equivalent.

You will be required to attend an interview with the course tutor.

Entry requirements

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

Available opportunities 7.6% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 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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