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Level 2

Plumbing Studies


2 years


Rush Green Campus


Sept 2023


Adult 19+



If you want to train as a professional plumber, this course will give you a great level of basic knowledge.

You'll also get to study in our spacious and industry-standard Plumbing Academy.

The course will cover:

  • Working safely in plumbing
  • Key plumbing principles
  • Common plumbing processes
  • Cold water systems
  • Domestic hot water systems
  • Sanitation systems
  • Central heating systems
  • Electrical supply
  • Environmental awareness
  • Effective working relationships

You'll do online tests at the end of each unit of study.

At the end of the course there's a final practical assessment - a 5-day project to install a bathroom suite and hot & cold water system. Your mark on this assessment will go towards your final grade.

Every week you'll be adding to your portfolio of work by completing practical tasks that show your skills.

You will need to have GCSE Maths, English Language and two additional subjects at grade 3 (D) or above.

As part of the application process you will also be asked to explain why you want to study this course, so that we can ensure any course offer made aligns to your career goals.

You'll learn from expert tutors who've all worked in the industry and have extensive knowledge.

You can go on from this course to study at Level 3.

Alternatively, you can find work in the trade and work towards your NVQ in Plumbing at Level 2.

Where it can lead to
You could progress to the following courses
Career progression

There are number of routes you can take following successful completion of a course. Further study can include Higher Education courses or a Higher Apprenticeship where you will expand your skills through study whilst earning a wage. Or you may choose to move directly into employment.

Contact our careers team for further guidance.