Diploma in Plumbing – Level 2

Study Area: 16-18 & 19+
Duration: 1 Year
Attendance: Full Time

Course Overview

Plumbers are always in demand, so there’s reliable, rewarding and well-paid work if you have the right plumbing qualifications.


The Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing and Heating is designed for those who wish to pursue a career in the Plumbing and Heating industry.

This qualification covers technical and practical training in all subjects including:

  • Health & Safety in Building Services
  • Electrical Principles and Processes in Building Services
  • Scientific Principles for Plumbing Industry
  • Common Plumbing Process Cold Water Systems
  • Domestic Hot Water Systems
  • Sanitation Systems
  • Central Heating Systems
  • Drainage Systems
  • Understand how to communicate with others within the building industry.

This course consists of 12 units, 10 of these units are undertaken in college through both classroom or workshop sessions and 2 final units require completion on-site.

A substantial amount of support will be given by the college but on-site plumbing work must be available for assessment to complete the NVQ.

Start Date

September 2024

Entry Requirements & Interview Process

Entry to the course would be through an interview with our training officer/tutor to assess suitability and would involve a short entry test.

Progression on to the course will then be through either successful completion of an Ascentis Level 1 Preparation for Employment course or through prior employment with a plumbing company.

Those without an employer will be given job seeking assistance by our Training Officer and Tutors.


Successful completion of this Level 2 course would lead to progression onto Level 3 NVQ which would include training in advanced plumbing systems and gas.

Assessment Methods

Assessment takes place in college through workshop practical assignments, an on-line exam for each of the theory units and out on-site assessments.

Course Fees

This course is free for students age 16 – 18. For any funding information please contact our Student Services Team on 01422 399367 for more information.

Diploma in Plumbing – Level 2

Study Area: 16-18 & 19+
Duration: 1 Year
Attendance: Full Time
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