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Plumbing Diploma Level 2

  • Course Type: Diploma/Certificate

What can this course lead to?

On successful completion of this course, you can progress to the Plumbing Technical Certificate Level 3. Alternatively, you can progress to the Construction and the Built Environment Extended Diploma Level 3 with a view to progressing to university or to a managerial apprenticeship. To be recognised as a qualified plumber requires that you complete an additional plumbing NVQ which can only be obtained whilst working within the plumbing industry.


Who is it for?

Develop your practical skills and knowledge of installing and maintaining modern domestic plumbing systems for work in the plumbing industry. You will train in our workshops through practical taks simulated to match real life scenarios. You will learn the electrical and scientific principles for domestic, industrial and commercial plumbing as well as common plumbing, processes, hot water, drainage and central heating systems and sanitation.

What is covered?

You will cover many topics including:

  • 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

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

A minimum grade  3/D in English (language) and grades 4/C in maths, plus two other GCSEs at grade 3/D or above.

We will review each application on a case-by-case basis to ensure you get a place on the course most suitable for you.

 Worried about your grades?

Whatever your results, we want to assure you that extenuating circumstances will be considered should you not have the grades indicated above. 

We will review each application on a case-by-case basis to ensure you get a place on the course most suitable for you.

One of the ways we do this is through a very effective ‘6 weeks to success programme’ that operates from the first day you start your course. This includes support such as (but not limited to):

  • Allowing you to change courses if you change your mind in the first 6 weeks
  • Moving you between course levels if you are finding your current level too easy / too hard
  • Incorporating English and maths GCSE resits in to your timetable if you don’t meet the grades you need
  • One-to-one reviews with your academic tutor to ensure you are progressing and achieving well

Start date: 02/09/2024

Course Code
1 Year Full-time

Full-time courses are fully funded for 16 to 18-year-olds. For age 19+, various funding options are available.

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