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Plumbing Diploma Level 3 at The Manchester College

Course description

If you’re ready to advance your skills in the plumbing industry and take your knowledge as a plumber to the next level, then this Level 3 Diploma is the next step for you. You’ll continue to learn all about plumbing and domestic heating, diving deeper into the technical aspects of hot and cold water supplies and focusing on new advanced techniques. You’ll explore further aspects of sanitation, and also develop a wider understanding of health and safety within building services engineering. As your knowledge and skills develop, you’ll be training towards a role as a fully qualified plumber.

Entry requirements

To enrol on this Level 3 Diploma in Plumbing, you’ll need to have five GCSEs at grade C or above, including Maths, English and a Science subject. Alternatively, you’ll have previously completed a Level 2 plumbing qualification.


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

Financial information

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.

Future opportunities

With this Level 3 Diploma in Plumbing Studies, you’ll have a wide a range of skills and techniques in your belt – along with a good knowledge of the industry – enabling you to work professionally as a trained plumber. You’ll find there are a number of roles open to you within the domestic plumbing industry, with lots of opportunities for a rewarding career. You could continue onto further courses and programmes of study to develop a more specialist knowledge too.

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.