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Plumbing & Heating Level 2 Diploma at Heart of Worcestershire College

Course description

Are you looking for a varied and rewarding career in construction? Have you thought about becoming a Plumber or Heating Engineer? Are you hard-working, organised and self-motivated? If this sounds like you then our Diploma in Plumbing & Heating could be your ideal course.

From installing heating systems and servicing boilers to laying underground drainage pipes, this is a highly skilled and varied field. With our Diploma in Plumbing, Level 2, you will learn all about maintenance, repair and installation, and gain the skills and knowledge you need to move on to a higher level course. There’s more to it than fixing a dripping tap! 

Our course balances theory with some great hands-on experience. You will learn about the installation of domestic heating and rainwater systems, bathroom suites, immersion heaters, hot water cylinders and cold-water cisterns. You will also learn how to install and maintain a variety of taps, radiator valves and central heating controls. By the end of the course, you will understand a range of faultfinding and repair techniques, and be aware of safe working practices in the building studies environment. You will also have the opportunity to take additional units in sheet lead weathering.

Entry requirements

You will possess a reasonable standard of secondary education, including a minimum grade D in maths and English. You should have a desire to enter the plumbing trade. You will be assessed for basic construction skills and will also be interviewed.

Assessment

Assessment will be through a combination of practical and knowledge tests

Future opportunities

Successful completion of this course will allow you to continue on to our Diploma in Plumbing and Heating Level 3.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Heart of Worcestershire College directly.

Last updated date: 29 September 2016

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