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T-Level in Building Services Engineering for Construction (Plumbing)

  • Course Type: T Level

What can this course lead to?

Upon successful completion of the T Level Building Services Engineering – Plumbing program, you will be well-prepared for various career opportunities in the plumbing and building services engineering field, including:

  • Master Plumber: Become a certified and highly skilled plumber capable of handling complex projects.
  • Plumbing Supervisor: Oversee plumbing teams and projects, ensuring quality and safety. • Building Services Engineer: Specialise in plumbing systems within the broader field of building services engineering.
  • Sustainability Consultant: Advice on eco-friendly plumbing solutions and water management practices. 
  • Plumbing Inspector: Ensure compliance with plumbing codes and regulations in construction projects.
  • Further Education: Pursue higher education or specialised training in plumbing-related fields or project management.

Who is it for?

The T Level Building Services Engineering – Plumbing program at Inspire Education Group is designed to provide students with advanced plumbing and building services engineering training. This two-year course focuses on in-depth plumbing skills, advanced techniques, and specialised knowledge to prepare students for leadership roles in the plumbing industry.

With blended-learning lessons and fun sessions in purpose-built workshops, you will get an in-depth introduction to how the construction industry works, the theories and principles of design, and the role of technology and sustainability, and head out on a 45-day industry placement to enhance your developing skills. If you are not quite ready for a T level, then a transition programme could give you the chance to improve your maths and English (and any other subjects that you need to improve) to move on to a T level the following year.

What is covered?

Course Objectives:

  • Advanced Plumbing Skills: Develop advanced plumbing skills, including installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of complex systems.
  • Leadership and Management: Cultivate leadership and management skills for overseeing plumbing projects and teams.
  • Green Plumbing Practices: Explore sustainable and eco-friendly plumbing practices per modern industry standards.
  • Health and Safety: Enhance safety practices and regulatory knowledge to ensure secure working environments.
  • Problem-Solving Abilities: Strengthen problem-solving abilities for diagnosing and resolving intricate plumbing issues.
  • Project Management: Learn project management principles for effective planning and execution of plumbing projects.

Course Content :

  • Advanced Plumbing Techniques: Dive into advanced plumbing techniques, including high-pressure systems, commercial plumbing, and speciality installations.
  • Leadership in Plumbing: Focus on leadership and management skills tailored to the plumbing industry.
  • Sustainable Plumbing Solutions: Explore sustainable plumbing practices, water conservation, and energy-efficient technologies.
  • Health and Safety Management: Emphasise safety measures and regulations for plumbing worksites.
  • Advanced Problem-Solving: Develop advanced problem-solving skills to address complex plumbing challenges.
  • Project Planning and Execution: Learn management principles for plumbing projects, including cost estimation and scheduling.
  • Work-Based Learning: Apply advanced plumbing knowledge in real-world settings through industry placements and complex projects.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

4 GCSEs at grades 4/C or above including English and Maths (or Functional Skills at Level 2) and either a science or design technology based subject.

Students who have achieved the Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing will be considered for this T level if they have achieved Maths and English to Grade 4/C or above.

You must demonstrate a minimum of 90% attendance at your last place of work or study.

If you don’t meet these requirements but want to start on your chosen career path, entry requirements for Foundation Programmes are slightly lower. You will need a minimum Grade 3 in English (language) and a Grade 4 in maths, plus two other GCSEs at grade 3 or above. If you don’t meet these foundation entry requirements, a Level 1 course may be an option for you, 4 GCSEs at grade 3 or above, including English and maths. We will review each application case-by-case to ensure you get a place on the most suitable course.

Start date: 02/09/2024

Course Code



2 Years

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

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