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Plumbing Studies - Level 2 Diploma at Chichester College

Course description

This ‘Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing Studies’ course is designed to support learners in developing practical skills and knowledge in preparation for a future career within the plumbing industry. The practical aspects of the course will include carrying out a range of plumbing installations (including materials used in domestic, commercial and Industrial environments). Learners will gain an insight into the industry, including working practices, installation skills and techniques.


Course content

This qualification consists of several unit components: • Unit 201/501: Health and safety in building services engineering. • Unit 202/502 Electrical principles and processes for building services engineering • Unit 203/503 Scientific principles for domestic, industrial and commercial plumbing • Unit 204/504 Common plumbing processes • Unit 205/505 Cold water systems • Unit 206/506 Domestic hot water systems • Unit 207/507 Sanitation • Unit 208/508 Central heating systems • Unit 209/509 Drainage systems • Unit 210/510 Understand how to communicate with others within building services engineering 

Theory tuition for the course is by a blend of class based lessons, detailed hand outs and one to one support by regular seminars. Practical training will include specific lessons, demonstrations and assignment packs to record information and completion progress. These packs are a valuable source of tutor feedback and provide a good demonstration of competence for potential employers. An on-line resource is also available to support homework activities and provide further information. 

Entry requirements

An aptitude test is required at interview to establish if applicants are comfortable with the maths and English content of the course and where any support may be needed. Construction or engineering related experience is useful but not essential.



The formal assessments for the course include on-line exams and practical assessments with some written short answer responses. There will be a number of short theory and practical tests throughout the year to provide individual feedback on progress in the course. 

Financial information

For details of any other costsassociated with this course please
refer to the Chichester College website

Future opportunities

Depending on age: It allows candidates to progress into
employment, or to the following City & Guilds qualifications: Level 2 NVQ
Diploma in Plumbing and Heating

Further information

A new purpose built ‘Construction’ training building with well-resourced
modern classrooms and workshops. Chichester College provides a vibrant
student experience where learners can access and participate in many
activities and interests with other people.
Suitable steel toe capped safety,boots, blue boiler suit, pens,
highlighter, coloured pens or pencils, ruler, calculator, lever arch folder,


How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 March 2016
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