Plumbing & Heating – Level 2 Diploma
Introduction to the trade:
Plumbers are responsible for the installation, maintenance and repair of plumbing services, both inside and outside buildings such as houses, schools, hospitals, factories and shops, etc. If you are looking for a flexible, rewarding and financially secure career, plumbing could be for you.
A career in this part of the construction sector offers many options; you could become employed by a plumbing company, do contract work on large projects or be self-employed, work in the UK or abroad.
Some of the duties/requirements of a plumber include:
The installation, maintenance and repair of plumbing services, both in and outside of buildings, sometimes at height
Being prepared to travel away from home
Being able to read and interpret engineering and building drawings
Inspecting and testing plumbing installations
Diagnosing and rectifying faults on a range of circuits and equipment
Preparing written reports
The College, in the first instance, can assist you in finding employment with a suitable local employer. You will receive comprehensive training both at work and at college, following a training programme that is tailored to you and your employer’s needs.
What qualifications will I gain?
City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing and Heating – This qualification evidences your skills and knowledge in performing a wide range of jobs within the plumbing & heating industry.
How will I be trained?
As an employee, you will be in employment for most of your time, as most training takes place on the job. You will attend college for two days a week over 1 academic year to study for your Level 2 Plumbing & Heating Diploma.
All the things you study at college will be useful in your job and help you succeed in your future career.
What are the entry requirements?
You would normally be expected to have 4 GCSEs at grade 4 or above (including maths and English), or a relevant vocational qualification at Level 1 or above.
Applicants under the age of 19 without the required Grade 4 GCSEs in maths and / or English will be required to attend college on a third day each week to study these subjects in order to obtain a suitable Functional Skills qualification
Those students without formal qualifications but who can evidence substantial and relevant sector work experience will also be considered.
All applicants are offered a place subject to satisfactory interview and an initial assessment in maths and English.
Minimum Age: 16
Duration: 36 Weeks
Start Date: September
Time: 9.00am - 4.30pm
Fees: £0 tuition fee for 16-18 year olds and qualifying adults aged 19-23**. £1,250.00 tuition fee for non-qualifying adults aged 19-23 and those 24+. Additional course costs are £440 (Year 1) and £280 (Year 2)
Typical Employment: Working for a sole trader or a small to medium sized business.
Further Study: On successful completion you can progress to a Level 3 Apprenticeship in Plumbing or Gas Engineering.