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Plumbing Level 2 at Kendal College

Course description

This course is designed to equip you with the basic skills in plumbing for the mechanical service environment.

You will learn about health and safety, plumbing science, cold and hot water, central heating, sanitation and other subjects related to the industry.

On the Level 3 programme you will study more advanced subjects such as gas installation.

All of our learners will be given support with their English and Maths skills where relevant to their main programme. Those students who have not yet achieved a ā€˜Cā€™ grade at GCSE in these subjects will continue to work towards these important qualifications at a level suited to them.

This course will be part of a wider study programme, which may also include english & maths, work placement and additional studies.

Course content

The course has been designed to contribute to providing evidence of occupational competence for working within the plumbing mechanical service environment.

The main subjects you will take are:

11 theory units with unit assessment and end exam, including:

  • Health and Safety
  • Plumbing Science
  • Cold and hot water
  • Central heating
  • Sanitation
  • Sheet lead

Entry requirements

You should normally have four GCSEs at grades D or above, including Maths or English.

Adult students may be accepted without formal qualifications.

All applicants are interviewed and accepted on an individual basis.

Assessment

Continual assessment of both theoretical and practical work - assessment is based on candidates showing what they can do.

Practical assessment is a portfolio of assessment projects that need completing. These use a range of materials including copper, steel, sheet lead and plastics.

All exams are online multiple choice questions.

Future opportunities

This course provides you with the skills to progress your career in the plumbing industry. Most students progress onto the Level 3 full-time course or an apprenticeship.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 April 2016
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    • The majority of our courses are based at our main site. The College completed a £12.9 million new build project in 2008, which includes reception, conference and seminar suites, hairdressing salons and 250-seat cafe with external balcony. The site also features the stunning Construction and Heritage Centre, which features cutting edge facilities for carpentry and joinery, brickwork, plumbing and electrical installation.

      In October 2010 the College opened the South Lakeland Design Engineering Centre, which has brought engineering back to Kendal College. The Centre, designed in conjunction with local engineering firms including Gilbert Gilkes & Gordon Limited, features state of the art computer numerical control (CNC) machinery, including a 3D printer, which prints out solid models directly from CAD Drawings. The college is currently building a new, purpose-built engineering centre which will open in September 2014 and provide new courses in medical science, engineering and sustainable energy.