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Plumbing Diploma Level 2 at The Manchester College

Course description

If you’re thinking about a career as a plumber and would like to start developing your skills in this industry, then this Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing is the perfect place to begin. You’ll cover all the basics of plumbing and start building up your knowledge for success.During the course, you’ll learn about a wide variety of areas within plumbing and domestic heating, as you develop your skills and a solid working knowledge of the industry. You’ll look at the basics of hot and cold water supplies and focus on sanitation as a core part of your role as a plumber. Part of the diploma will also include health and safety within building services and engineering. Although this diploma will not enable you to work as a fully qualified plumber initially, it will give you the opportunity to progress onto the Level 3 qualification with us.


There are no formal entry requirements for this Level 2 Plumbing Diploma, but we will invite you to attend an informal interview and short assessment, so that you can demonstrate your ability to work towards a Level 2 qualification.

Financial information

Throughout this course, you’ll complete a range of practical workshop assignments as part of your assessment, along with some online multiple-choice tests.

Future opportunities

All full-time courses are free to 16-18 year olds who meet funding regulations. For further details please call the Course Enquiry Team on 03333 222 444.

Further information

When you have completed this Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing, you’ll have a good foundation of skills and knowledge in the industry to enable you to advance onto the Level 3 Diploma with us at The Manchester College and take your abilities to the next level. You’ll also have the opportunity to transfer onto a number of other construction related qualifications too, as you continue on your journey towards a successful career in the construction industry as a plumber or another related role.

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: 10 April 2018
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    • The School of Building is one of the north west’s top centres for construction training.

      The Manchester School of Building is close to Openshaw Campus.

      The centre has excellent facilities for training in:

      • brickwork
      • carpentry and joinery
      • construction
      • heating and ventilation
      • painting and decorating
      • plastering
      • plumbing
      • scaffolding
      • wall and floor tiling
      • woodmachining

      Other facilities at the centre include:

      • SkillZone with IT facilities
      • canteen

      Local area

      Openshaw is a suburb of east Manchester, a short bus ride from Manchester’s city centre. Sportcity and the City of Manchester Stadium are close to the campus. Sportcity has a number of sports venues and fitness and sports facilities for the public. There is a 14-screen cinema five minutes away by car or 25 minutes on foot.