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Plumbing Level 2 Diploma at Richmond-upon-Thames College

Course description

Plumbing level 2 diploma is intended for students who want to gain the skills and knowledge to enter the plumbing industry.

Course content

Level 2 consists of a basic understanding of plumbing techniques and principles. Practical sessions will be taught in full equipped workshops and theory sessions in classrooms.


Level 2 is made up of 10 mandatory units:

  • Health and safety in building services engineering
  • Electrical principles and processes for building services engineering
  • Scientific principles in plumbing
  • Common plumbing processes
  • Cold water systems
  • Domestic hot water systems
  • Sanitation
  • Central heating systems
  • Drainage systems
  • Understand how to communicate with others within building services engineering

Entry requirements

You must have achieved 4 GCSEs at grade C including maths, English and science.

Students who have achieved the access to building services engineering (BSE 2000) level 1 certificate and are working towards a GCSE/functional skills level 2 can also apply.


The course is assessed on an on-going 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) 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

At the end of this course students can apply to become an apprentice or go on to the level 3 diploma in plumbing.

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
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