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Domestic Plumbing and Heating Level 3 at Malvern Hills College

Course description

The advanced course for those preferring to continue their training in a College environment.

Course content

What’s involved?

During your course you will be undertaking both theory and practical exercises. The practical training will involve installation of cold water systems using copper and plastic pipework, control systems, hot water systems and radiators.

The theory training will involve central heating design, installation and maintenance, gas and oil awareness, heating system controls, hot water and cold water systems design, installation and maintenance, material and processes selection and principles of electricity.

How will I be studying?

You will be trained in the College’s Energy Training Centre and you will undertake practical and theoretical assignments during your course. 

Entry requirements

You will need five GCSEs grade A - C (English, Maths and Science) and to enjoy practical activities and problem solving.


You will be assessed by online multiple choice exams.

Future opportunities

On successful completion of this course you could move into a career in gas, oil or domestic plumbing and heating.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 05 August 2016

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    • The Evesham campus is a short walk from Evesham town centre. It is well placed for bus links from the surroundings area.

      The campus has...

      ·         A state of the art motor vehicle workshops

      ·         New hair & beauty training salons called PURE - Hair, Beauty & Relaxation, which are also open to the public

      ·         Training rooms for public services and construction

      ·         A dedicated health and childcare teaching area

      ·         Fully equipped IT facilities and media suite

      ·         A new photographic studio

      ·         An Energy Training Centre

      ·         Indoor and outdoor animal care facilities

      We also have a well equipped Learning Resources Centre and an excellent refreshment and relaxation area in The Hub, which includes a Costa Coffee Shop.