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Plumbing Diploma Level 2 at Boston College

Course description

This course provides you with enhanced skills and knowledge required for a career in the Plumbing industry. 

You will study a number of practical units covering areas such as hot and cold water systems, sanitation, central heating, and drainage. 

You will learn skills though practical assessment in our on-site workshop that is built to provide you with a realistic working environment to effectively prepare you for industry.

Course content

You will study a number of topics that are required by a plumbing professional working in the trade. These include: 

- Health and Safety in building services engineering 
- Electrical principles and processes for building services engineering 
- Common plumbing processes 
- Cold water systems 
- Domestic hot water systems 
- Sanitation 
- Central Heating systems 
- Drainage systems 
- How to communicate with others within building services engineering 
- Scientific principles for domestic, industrial and commercial plumbing

Entry requirements

3 GCSEs at grades C or above (New GCSE grade - 4 or above) including Maths, English and Science along with completion of a Level 1 plumbing task at an assessment day or a relevant Level 1 vocational qualification.


There are externally set multiple choice examinations and various practical assessments. You will carry out assignments in the classroom and practical assessments in the workshop.

Financial information

Additional costs will include: 

Books (Level 2 in Plumbing City and Guilds 6035 ISBN:9780851932712) - £30 
Trips - £20 
Uniform - £70  

Assistance is available for some learner’s through the college bursary scheme, applications to be made at student services.

Future opportunities

Successful completion of this course could further the training my undertaking a Level 3 qualification or undertake an Advanced Apprenticeship.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Boston College directly.

Last updated date: 10 February 2017

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