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Plumbing Level 2 Apprenticeship at Northumberland College

Course description

This course is for anyone who works as a plumber and wants to gain a qualification. An Apprenticeship is an excellent way to earn money whilst gaining hands on practical work experience.

Course content

You will study how to install all types of pipe work systems including cold water, hot water and central heating.

Entry requirements

You should have four GCSEs at Grade D or above including English, Maths and Science or a relevant Level 1 qualification and be employed in the industry.


Your progress will be assessed by a series of online exams, by building a work based portfolio of evidence and by observations of your practical skills relating to your work. You will receive guidance and support relating to your progress throughout the qualification.

Future opportunities

After completing the course you could progress onto the NVQ Level 3 in Mechanical Engineering Services (Plumbing), if you have employment in the industry. This can lead onto specialist areas and a degree programme in building engineering services. Career opportunities are worldwide with consultant building service engineers earning over 100,000 pounds. Plumbers are one of the highest paid trades within the construction industry. The sector is an enjoyable exciting area to work offering secure employment for your future.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 16 May 2016

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    • You will benefit from excellent facilities that are of industry standard so you'll be prepared for your future career.

      We have recently invested £6.5 million at the campus and our excellent training facilities include:

      • Dedicated studio space for art, design, fashion, textiles and photography
      • Replica aircraft for cabin crew training
      • Luxurious hair and beauty salon with nail bar and individual treatment rooms
      • Engineering and advanced manufacturing workshops equipped with the latest technologies
      • Spacious motor vehicle workshop with five vehicle bays and diagnostic equipment
      • Large construction workshops dedicated to carpentry and joinery, highways, brickwork, tiling and painting and decorating
      • Electrical installation workshops
      • The Gallery restaurant, modern 40 seat commercially run modern restaurant
      • Fully equipped industry standard commercial kitchens
      • Health skills room
      • A choice of places to eat and catch up with friends
      • Learning Resource Centre with a range of learning material resources, an IT suite and quiet study areas.