City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing



This qualification is for those wanting to enter the plumbing industry. It gives you the opportunity to pick up some core skills and knowledge and gives you the opportunity to progress onto Level 3 Plumbing.

You will be learning basic skills and knowledge at a higher level than the Level 1 qualification and will be supervised as you undertake various practical and knowledge based activities.
You will need to gain a total of 49 credits overall from a selection of subjects which typically include: Copper Pipework, Plastic Pipework, Ground Maintenance, Installation Repair and Maintenance of Plumbing Systems.

City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing

One year

Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria.
Study options may include:
• Level 3 Diploma in Plumbing
• Electrical or other construction-related courses
Employment options may include:
• Domestic plumber
• Plumbing contractor (commercial, industrial)

Course Costs
Please note that any costs shown here are subject to change and that there may be additional material costs for your course.
There are various bursaries available to support eligible students with course-related costs.

Aged 16-18 years
There are no tuition or examination fees

Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course)
Tuition Fee £945 | Registration/Exam Fee £150

Other Relevant Details?

You will be learning the basics of plumbing in our state of the art facilities based at the Oswestry campus taught by qualified teachers who have a background in the industry.

How many hours, weeks, years does it last?

3 days a week over 1 year

What do I need to bring with me?

You will need to purchase a set of steel toe cap boots and overhauls (preferably boiler suits) and stationary to complete the course. All plumbing tools will be provided to carry out all training and assessments.

What does this subject include?

This course consists of a selection of the following units:

  • Principles & Processes of Plumbing
  • Central Heating Design & Installation
  • Hot & Cold Water Supply
  • Environmental Awareness
  • Sanitation
  • Electrical Wiring

What is the structure of the course?

The course is taught over 36 weeks with each subject having approximately 7 weeks each of delivery time. The course will start in September and end in July each academic year.  It is taught over 3 days per week allowing two private study days per week. You will need to organise a 2 week work placement in March

Assessment is through written and practical centre marked assessments. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level.

What are the entry requirements?

  • Entry on to the course will be by interview.
  • You should have GCSEs at grade 4/3. However, non-achievers will be required to study maths and English alongside the plumbing course to achieve the requirements
  • Successful interview and initial assessment
  • You will need to demonstrate an enthusiasm and commitment for this subject area

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