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Plumbing BTEC Level 2 at Basingstoke College of Technology

Course description

This course is designed to give students a qualification in plumbing, providing the knowledge, skills and understanding required to gain employment or progress to a Level 3 qualification.

You will receive instruction, guidance and encouragement to practise and develop the skills necessary to achieve the award.

This course will give you the basic knowledge and skills to carry out works in the plumbing trade by studying units including Health and Safety, Scientific Principles and Hand Skills. It will also allow you to transfer to an Apprenticeship.

Attendance of 100% is necessary in order to complete the course.

You may also choose to study for a GCSE to increase the number of your qualifications, or to resit a previous GCSE subject to improve a grade. To enhance employment opportunities the course may also have additional qualifications built into the programme.

There are timetabled sessions designed to enhance skills in English and Maths; separate certificates will be issued on successful completion of the programme.

Entry requirements

Completion of Level 1 Plumbing course and tutor recommendation.


The course is continuously assessed with some external assessment and testing through written and practical assignments and tests.

Financial information

If you are aged 16-18, tuition and registration fees are free. 
If you are aged 19 or over, tuition and registration fees are payable at the start of each year of study; please ask for details.
If you are aged 24 or over, you may be eligible for a Student Loan to assist with your fees; please ask for details.

Future opportunities

This course is a recognised route into a Level 3 course, employment or an apprenticeship.

Further information

This course offers appropriate work experience to complement the knowledge and skills you will learn at College.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Basingstoke College of Technology directly.

Last updated date: 27 January 2016

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