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Plumbing Level 2 Technical Certificate

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Course overview

Develop your practical skills knowledge of installing and maintaining modern domestic plumbing systems for work in the plumbing industry. You will train in our brand new workshops through practical tasks simulated to match real industry 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 Does The Programme Include

You will be required to undertake 1 week work experience on a construction site, in a workshop or in a construction related field. You will also be expected to take part in community projects.

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at grades 5/​C or above, or progression from a Level 1 Plumbing qualification having demonstrated good academic potential.

How The Course Will Be Assessed

You will undertake formative assessments via exams and assignments. The final graded assessments consists of an on-line exam and practical assignment.

Additional Information

You will require a uniform consisting of steel toe capped boots and overalls which can be purchased from our website. During your interview you will also sit an online suitability assessment. The result of this, plus your previous academic achievements and maturity will determine the level of course you are offered. Recognition as a qualified plumber requires that you complete an additional plumbing NVQ which can only be obtained whilst working within the plumbing industry.

Potential Future Career

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.

Course Content

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


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The fantastic tutors and industry standard facilities have given me the skills I need to progress to the plumbing Industry and undertake further gas fitting qualifications.

James Benson



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