Accessibility links

Plumbing Diploma Level 3 at Richmond-upon-Thames College

Course description

This course is intended for students who want to gain the skills and knowledge to enter the plumbing industry. 

Course content

Level 3 is made up of 8 mandatory units:

  • Health and safety in building services engineering, understanding the fundamental principles and requirements of environmental technology systems
  • Complex cold water systems
  • Domestic hot water systems
  • Sanitation and drainage systems
  • Central heating systems
  • Domestic gas principles
  • Career awareness in building services engineering

Entry requirements

You must have achieved a level 2 plumbing qualification 6129 or 6035.


You must also have GCSE English and maths at grade C or functional/key skills at level 2. You will also need to have GCSE IT at grade D or level 1 functional/key skills.


The course is assessed on an ongoing basis through assignments, online multiple choice tests and portfolio and practical assignments.

Financial information

All students will have to provide appropriate personal protective equipment (flame retardant overalls and safety boots/shoes) at approximately £70. You will also need to buy a calculator and memory stick. A textbook is also required at an approximate cost of £30.

Future opportunities

Once you have successfully completed this course you can apply to become an apprentice.


The industry offers great opportunities for those with the relevant qualifications and motivation to succeed.

Further information

To find out more about this course please visit our website or contact us on or 020 8607 8302

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Richmond-upon-Thames College directly.

Last updated date: 19 October 2017
Provider logo

Key information

Contact details