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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.

This course is for school leavers and adult students.

16-18: You will need to have GCSEs in English, Maths, Science and one other subject at Grade 4 or above.

Adult 19+: You will need to have a minimum of Level 1 in English and Maths.

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

On successful completion of this course, you will be able to go on to study at Level 3. Adults 19+ will need to also complete year 2 of the programme to gain the full qualification.

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

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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.