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Plumbing Studies Level 2 Diploma at Havering College of Further and Higher Education

Course description

This course is suitable for you if you have an interest in plumbing work and wish to work towards becoming a qualified plumber or are already employed in the industry. This course can be suitable for you if you are a mature student wishing to undertake a career change.

Course content

The course provides you with the required practical and theoretical tuition. There are a number of practical tasks that you will need to carry out during the year. This is combined with a high level of underpinning knowledge in workshop/site safety and plumbing technology. It is approximately 50/50 theory/practical.

Entry requirements

GCSE Grade C in Maths and English are required or another Level 2 qualification by agreement at interview.
You will also need a satisfactory reference and interview.


You will be assessed to test your knowledge and practical skills in the form of online multiple choice examinations (12 over the year) and 60 practical assessments.

You will study the following subjects:

Health and Safety; Principles; Processes; Hot & Cold water; Central heating; Sanitation; Sheet Lead work; Environmental awareness; Electrical Systems; Customer Relations.

Future opportunities

You can progress to a Level 3 plumbing qualification. With this qualification it will be possible for you to get employment in the industry and the possibility of an apprenticeship.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Havering College of Further and Higher Education directly.

Last updated date: 18 April 2016

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    • Many of our vocational training centres are based at our Quarles campus including:

      - The Jubilee Restaurant & professional training kitchens

      - Engineering workshops

      - The Plumbing Skills workshop

      - Public Services and Sports

      - Health & Social Care specialist care suites

      - Early Years and Childcare

      - Foundation Skills Centre

      Quarles is a 20 minute bus ride from the centre of Romford and a short distance from the local shopping centre. Harold Hill features many open spaces including the expansive Central Park and is home to The Central Park Leisure Centre.