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Level 2

Plumbing Studies Diploma – Level 2


This qualification is intended for those who want to gain the knowledge and abilities that will enable them to progress into employment within the plumbing industry as an improver/qualified plumber, or help gain the underpinning knowledge to progress onto a Plumbing NVQ Diploma to eventually become a qualified plumber.

The course covers the nine units below and study will be spent divided between theory sessions in the classroom and practical session in the workshop.

  • Health & Safety In Building Services Engineering
  • Electrical Principles And Processes For Building Services Engineering
  • Scientific Principles And Processes For Building Services Engineering
  • Common Plumbing Processes
  • Cold Water Systems
  • Hot Water Systems
  • Central Heating Systems
  • Drainage Systems
  • Understand How To Communicate With Others Within Building Services Engineering

The theory aspect of each topic is assessed by an online multiple choice exam which must be passed to achieve the qualification. The practical aspects are assessed by workshop tasks to given criteria.

The course is run over one academic year from September to June and attendance to college is over 3 days. You may also be required to attend a maths and English class depending on your entrance grades.

Students attending this course will be expected to provide their own tool kit and personal protective equipment and will also be expected to get textbooks to help their study.


You must be at least 16 years of age and have achieved both
GCSE English & Maths at grade 3-9

This course is suitable for those who wish to work within the plumbing industry but who are not yet employed in the industry, and would like to build up their CV and gain this qualification to enhance their chances of employment as a plumber, or gain an apprenticeship and eventually become a qualified Plumbing Engineer.


Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2


Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.

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The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.

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