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Target audience 

This qualification is aimed at learners who have progressed from a Level 1 Diploma in Plumbing Studies or a similar construction related qualification.

Entry requirements 

Entrants to this course will normally have undertaken the Level 1 Diploma in Plumbing.

Course content 

The Level 2 Diploma develops learner's plumbing and heating skills at an intermediate level. The course covers a wide range of skills designed to make you 'industry ready'. You will develop a range of skills including installation, commissioning and maintenance.The course units you will study are:

  • Cold water systems
  • Domestic hot water systems
  • Above ground drainage and discharge
  • Central heating systems - pipework
  • Electrical supply and earth continuity systems
  • Environmental awareness
  • Health, safety and welfare key principles and common processes
Teaching & Learning 

You will undertake a programme of study including a mix of theory sessions in the classroom and practical sessions in the skills academy, as well as GCSE/functional skills in Maths and English, employability skills and the opportunity to participate in a wide range of enrichment activities including work experience.

Assessment criteria 

You will be assessed on your practical skills and the knowledge you gain through practical tasks and on-line end of unit tests.


You can progress on to a Level 3 Diploma in Plumbing & Heating or become an Apprentice to become a qualified plumber or heating engineer. If you wish to trade as a plumber you will need to obtain a work placement/job and complete the 6189 competence NVQ Diploma.

Other information 

All PPE is provided.


Whatever course you choose, you'll get the highest level of training from specialist tutors, benefiting from their knowledge and experience of working not just in education but also in industry.

Application & Enrolment

You are able to apply online for all courses, however to complete your course enrolment fully, you will need to have an interview and then be accepted onto a course. The only courses available to enrol online are Full Cost courses, if you wish to enrol on any other course please call into Student Services or call 01429 295000.

Full Cost course fees are inclusive of VAT.

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