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Plumbing Level 3 Diploma at Newbury College

Course description

This one year Level 3 qualification not only reinforces the subject areas covered on the Level 2 course, it also brings in the more technical side of Domestic Plumbing encountered everyday by the student with their employer. Units range from: Hot and cold water supply, Central heating systems (including boilers), Above ground discharge systems, Unvented hot-water systems, Basic gas safety, Supervisory/planning activities.

Entry requirements

At this level the students will be employed within the Plumbing industry. Students must ensure that they have the range of work available to carry out the practical tasks on site, to fulfil the requirements for completion of their work based portfolios. Students will need to have five GCSE passes at grade C or above, preferably including Maths and English. Alternatively, students will be accepted onto the course if they have an equivalent vocational qualification at a merit grade, and Functional Skills Maths and English, preferably at Level 2. All students must have achieved, or show the ability to achieve, Maths and English to GCSE grade C or equivalent. Where a student has not yet fulfilled this requirement a Functional Skills qualification is a mandatory part of this course.


Assessment includes coursework, oral examination, practical and written examinations.

Future opportunities

Supervisory duties with their employers, self-employment. Site management related training courses.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 03 May 2016

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