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Plumbing Intermediate (Level 2)

Please note: The study programme is now full.

This study programme will equip you with the necessary practical and theoretical skills you need to carry out a range of plumbing work to standards agreed by the industry.

Entry requirements

To begin this study programme you will need... 

Duration: 1 Year

  • 3 GCSEs at grades A*-D or 9-3 ideally including English and maths 

AND

  • Plumbing City & Guilds Level 1 Diploma with Functional Skills
Duration: 2 Years
  • 3 GCSEs at grades A*-G or 9-1 ideally including English and maths, and a keen interest in plumbing.

Course content

  • Subject units:
    • Health & safety in building services.
    • Key principles of cold and hot water systems
    • Central heating systems
    • Electrical principles and processes within the building services
    • Sanitation systems
    • Drainage systems
    • Communicate with others within the building services
  • English and maths:
    If you don't already have GCSE English and maths grade A*-C, we will work with you to help you develop your maths and English skills. 
  • Work experience
  • Personal development skills, study skills and employability skills 
  • Additional vocational learning and qualifications


Assessment methods

You will be assessed continuously by practical assessment, and you will also sit national test papers.

Qualifications

Plumbing City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma

Plus:

  • English and maths skills
  • Work experience
  • Personal development skills
  • Study skills
  • Employability skills

Further study and career options

On successful completion you could progress on to the Plumbing Level 3 or employment, where you can combine your job with part-time study at the College to gain an NVQ Level 2 in Plumbing.

Additional information

You will be required to wear suitable safety footwear and overalls whilst in the workshop. This course can be studied one year full-time or for two years part-time. If you are aged 16-18, tuition fees, exam fees and College membership are free. However, there are additional costs associated with some courses. For this course, you will be required to pay a fee of £30 for materials needed to complete the course.

Funding information

All full-time Level 1 and Level 2 courses are now FREE for everyone, whatever their age. If you are looking to study a Level 3 qualification, courses are still free if you’re under 19 or 19-23 and studying your first full Level 3 qualification. If you’re over 23 or studying a second Level 3 qualification, you will need to pay a fee. Find out more on our financial support page at www.bedford.ac.uk/finance

PLEASE NOTE: Applications for our full-time study programmes starting in September 2020 will open on Monday 14 October

Course Information & How to Apply

The deadline has now passed and we are no longer accepting applications. Please contact our Student Recruitment Team on 01234 291000 for alternatives.

LengthStart DateFeesLocationCourse Code
1 or 2 years 16/09/2019 Launch our fee calculator Free for most people.
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Gas & Plumbing Technology Centre C557

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