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Plumbing Apprenticeship Level 2 at West Lancashire College

Course description

Much of the coursework is practical, working in the Plumbing department and on site to become a competent plumber. Theory is covered in order to assist and support the practical work. Flexible learning techniques are used to deliver theory, which include learning packages, group work, projects/assignments, demonstrations and videos.

Areas covered include:

Level 2 Technical Certificate in Plumbing (City & Guilds)

• Gas central heating and unvented installation and commissioning
• Gas appliance installation and commissioning
• Unvented systems
• Gas appliance – service procedure
• Fault diagnostics
• Gas appliance – decommissioning
• Commissioning

Level 2 N.V.Q in Plumbing (City & Guilds)

• Safety
• Preparatory work
• Pipe work
• Sheet lead weathering
• Install systems
• Decommissioning systems
• Maintain systems

(Functional Skills)

• Level 1 or 2 Mathematics
• Level 1 or 2 Communication
• Level 1 or 2 Information Technology

All students must purchase the relevant kit prior to starting the course. Costs will be discussed at the enrolment and during the college induction.

Hi – vis vest will be supplied by the college.
Hi – vis vest and ID badges must be worn at all times.
Mobile phones must not be accessed in classrooms and workshops unless permission has been sought from the course coordinator.
If the above is not adhered to you will be asked to leave the lesson.

Entry requirements

Candidates must be working for a minimum of 16 hours per week in the industry, have the support of the employer and be capable of achieving Functional Skills at the required level.

All successful candidates will be interviewed and selected for the course


  • Assessment is via multiple choice examination and practical tests
  • Portfolio of knowledge

Future opportunities

Successful students may progress onto the Level 3 N.V.Q & Level 3 Technical Certificate.

This course is designed to open up the world of Construction to students either as a continuing student or potentially as an employed trainee. Career progression opportunities include:

  • Gas
  • Heating engineer
  • Employment
  • Apprenticeship

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 17 June 2016
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