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Plumbing Studies - Level 3 Diploma at Yorkshire Coast College

Course description

This course is ideal for those who would like to become a Professional Plumber and have already gained the basic plumbing skills and experience either through work or completion of the Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing Studies.

This course will develop you skills to a more advance level and teach you all the skills required by the industry.

Course content

The course will include the following units:

  • Complex cold water systems
  • Complex domestic hot water systems
  • Complex sanitation systems
  • Central heating systems - boilers and controls
  • Domestic gas supply systems
  • Improvement of business products and services

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs grade A to C or equivalent, including Maths & English Language and/or a relevant subject qualification Level 2 Plumbing at Merit or above and English and Maths at Level 2. 

You will also need to demonstrate a genuine interest in the construction industry. All students will be required to provide their own protective clothing and steel capped safety footwear.

Future opportunities

After successfully completing the Level 3 Diploma in Plumbing Studies you will have all the industry standard skills to become a Professional Plumber either with a local small to medium sized business or in a large construction company. 

Going to University can also really help boost you chances of a high-flying career in the Construction industry. Upon successful completion of the Level 3 Diploma in Plumbing Studies you could choose to apply to study an undergraduate degree in a relate subject at University or choose to progress onto a HNC or HND in Construction here at Yorkshire Coast College.

Plumbing has always been an area of large interest in this area, many former learners from YCC have, once qualified, gone on to form very successful careers working with larger companies and also forming their own Plumbing businesses. 

Yorkshire Coast College works closely with Scarborough Borough Council, local and national employers who are all currently working on projects in our area. We are also looking at introducing a number of new local Apprenticeship opportunities. Some of the current and on going developments in our region include:

  • A new housing development at Eastfield called Middle Deep Dale
  • The relocation of Tesco's to a brand new site that will incorporate a new build
  • A new housing development in Filey
  • An extension to Sainsbury's

The local average wage on entry in to a career in Plumbing - depend on qualification - is £19,000.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 03 August 2016
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      Refectory and Square Cat Café

      Our refectory at Lady Edith's Drive is the perfect place to relax and unwind, whether you want a quick snack, a healthy lunch or just to catch up with friends. Breakfast is served every weekday from 8.30am until 11am, after this a huge choice foods are available including a range of premium sandwiches, pizzas, salads, paninis, and jacket potatoes. Our two campuses each have their own refectories. 

      The Square Cat Café at Westwood is a great place to catch-up with friends. We offer hot and cold drinks and snacks. From time-to-time you might even catch a live performance from performing arts students.

      Our Learner Engagement Team also provide other activities across both sites throughout the year.

      Common Room

      The learner common room on Lady Edith's Campus is located on the ground floor and near the LRC. Here you can relax with your friends and play a game or pool and our Learner Engagement team are always on hand to help you or provide information on a range of activities they are organising. 

      Learning Resource Centre

      We have two interactive Learning Resource Centres across Yorkshire Coast College providing lending, reference and information services and offering you the chance to utilise the latest technologies and study aids. Our Learning Centres are also linked to the British Library, meaning no matter what you need, you will always have access to it. 

      ICT, Moodle & Wifi

      Yorkshire Coast College has a great range of academic facilities for both students and staff. Feel free to check books out from our libraries and use our professional printing services amongst our many other facilities at Yorkshire Coast College.

      Computing Services

      Technology and science are rapidly transforming our world, changing the way we do business, the way we learn, the way we communicate, and even the way we entertain ourselves. Yorkshire Coast College can give you everything you need to play your part in the modern world, and have a brilliant career, working at the forefront of technology. 

      Our ICT suites and ultra-modern facilities mean that your training and studies will see you networking computer systems, designing databases, manipulating graphics and images and learning more about hardware principles and user support. Both practical and theoretical study will play a major part in your course giving you a wide range of skills and knowledge, while working with the latest technologies.

      Printing Services

      Our Repro facility offers both students and the general public, first class business stationery, educational printing as well as a host of photographic and print finishing services, including both black and white and full colour prints. 

      Opening times are Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5.00pm & Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm For more information call: 01723 356172 

      Sports & Fitness

      Our Lady Edith's Drive offers a Sport & Fitness Suite which will is available to staff, students and community groups.