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Plumbing Studies Level 3 Diploma at Eastleigh College

Course description

This programme is ideal for individuals wanting to work as plumbers or other related disciplines in the building services engineering sector in the future.

Course content

The programme will cover the following:

  • Design of hot, cold and central heating supplies
  • Above ground sanitation
  • Installing heating controls and system components
  • Working with others and customer relations
  • Basic gas theory

Entry requirements

Level 2 Plumbing Studies or equivalent, together with GCSEs at grade A*- C in Maths, English or Functional Skills. In addition you must have good attendance and attainment reports, with a good attitude to work.


The theory sessions provide you with technical concepts and safe working practises, with the practical sessions allowing an opportunity for hands on experience.

The practical sessions are assessed throughout the year and theory exams are taken in stages. A design project will be included to compliment the learning.

Financial information

You will be required to purchase safety footwear and overalls for the programme, together with text books in the first term.

Recommended text books include:
-Level 3 Plumbing NVQ/SVQ Diploma, C & G
-Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Plumbing and Heating, MB Maskrey
-Water Regulations Guide, Second Edition 1999 by WRAS

Future opportunities

On completion of the programme, students can progress onto NVQ Level 2 or Level 3 as an Apprentice; providing you have gained full-time employment in the plumbing industry. Prior units which have been successfully completed will count towards the NVQ.

Alternatively you may progress onto higher level qualifications, such as an HNC or HND, in a related subject.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 03 March 2016

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