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Plumbing Foundation Level 2 BPEC Diploma at Wigan & Leigh College

Course description

This diploma in plumbing qualification, along with suitable functional skills, will give you the foundations towards a future apprenticeship or employment. The course includes extensive workshop practice and technical instruction, allowing you to build up the skills necessary for future employment in the industry.

Course content

Modules include: safety in plumbing, key plumbing principles, common plumbing processes, cold water systems, domestic hot water systems, sanitation, central heating, electrical supply and earth, sheet lead work, environmental awareness and effective working relationships.

Entry requirements


A minimum of 5 A*-D/ 9-3 GCSE subjects or equivalent including maths or English


By continuous external and internal assessment; completing a portfolio containing workshop-based evidence and ten examinations.

Financial information

Courses are free for 16-19 year olds. For further information contact our Student Services team on 01942 761609.

Future opportunities

This qualification can lead to you gaining employment in the plumbing industry and gaining further qualifications at Level 3.

Further information

This course will form part of a programme of study incorporating functional skills, enterprise skills and work experience/placement.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 23 October 2017

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