This qualification is for you if you are a 16-19 year old learner, who wishes to work towards becoming a plumber in the building services industry. It has been designed to deliver a high level of occupational skills and provide a platform from which to progress through further learning through an apprenticeship programme or into employment. This vocational route at level 2 is a vital step towards becoming a competent plumber.
The qualification will help you gain an understanding of the skills required
within the plumbing sector. You will cover compulsory aspects such as:
● Hot Water
● Cold Water
● Central Heating
Your timetable will consist of 5 hours per week classroom based learning for your underpinning knowledge and 5 hours per week workshop with a 1-hour tutorial over 3 days per week.
Our study programmes include a vocational qualification, English and maths, work experience and employability skills. Students also have the opportunity to take part in sport and enrichment activities alongside their course.
You can easily transfer from a study programme onto a Plumbing apprenticeship course. There will be dedicated individual/self-study time which needs to be supported by your own study out of the College learning environments. E-learning is also a key element of all our courses and will involve you using Microsoft Teams for independent study and learning
There are opportunities to demonstrate your skills and abilities through skill competitions. You will need your own personal protective equipment including safety boots and work clothing (you can purchase these from our approved suppliers at a discounted rate). Although all other tools and equipment are provided, you will need to purchase stationery items for use in the classroom such as folders, pens and rulers.
GCSE Maths & English graded 9-4. Level 1 qualification in construction or building services.
At the end of the course each learner is required to successfully complete a practical end assessment to prove their skills and sit an online exam to check for theory knowledge under exam conditions, in order to achieve the full qualification.
Important to note: you will only be given one opportunity to re-sit the external exam and the final synoptic assessment.
Plumbing – Level 3 Technical Diploma, Progress onto a Plumbing installation apprenticeship with Tameside College.