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Plumbing Level 2 Diploma at Blackburn College

Course description

During this Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing the college will provide you with a highly structured approach to training, where you will be introduced to the basic theory and practical skills required to install and maintain modern domestic plumbing systems such as: Hot and Cold Water systems, fault recognition, maintenance and Central Heating system identification, installation and maintenance.

Course content

You will learn skills used within the plumbing industry such as:

  • Health and Safety in Building Services Engineering
  • Scientific principles for Domestic, Industrial and Commercial plumbing
  • Domestic Hot & Cold Water Systems
  • Sanitation & Drainage Systems
  • Central Heating Systems

In addition, will develop an understanding of the technology that underpins all plumbing installation work.

Entry requirements

You will need at least 4 GCSE at Grade C or above (English, Mathematics, ICT and Science) or an Ascentis Entry Level 3 and Level 1 course, as well as a successful progression interview. You will also need to undertake a BPEC aptitude test.

Assessment

To be successful with the practical section of the course you will undertake supervised practical assessment/assignment tasks. On completion of the set tasks you will be assessed against the criteria set out by City & Guilds, our awarding body.

Future opportunities

Successful students could progress onto the City & Guild Level 3 Diploma in Plumbing Studies programme or they could move into employment within the plumbing industry, and therefore be eligible to undertake the City & Guilds NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing and Heating 6189-11 programme.

RECOGNITION AS A QUALIFIED PLUMBER REQUIRES COMPLETION OF A PLUMBING NVQ. WHICH CAN ONLY BE OBTAINED WHILST WORKING WITHIN THE PLUMBING INDUSTRY.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 11 February 2016
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