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Mode of study Apprenticeship
Duration Please ring for details
Campus London Road Campus
Start date 1 August 2018
Course code PLR2UPB (1818)
  • Who is it for?

    For the Level 2 Apprenticeship in Plumbing and Heating, you would be working under minimal supervision to complete the installation and maintenance of domestic hot water, cold water, sanitation, drainage, rainwater systems, central heating systems and components. Job roles include: Plumber.
  • Entry Requirements

    There are no formal entry requirements for an apprenticeship, however, you will be expected to complete an initial assessment in maths and English to ensure you are at a suitable level to work towards these qualifications. Please note, employers sometimes stipulate their own entry requirements which would be detailed against their specific vacancy.
  • What does the course involve?

    There is one main qualification in this apprenticeship. Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Plumbing and Heating. In addition, as part of the Apprenticeship programme you will also study further qualifications in English, maths and ICT (as appropriate) as well as Employer Rights & Responsibilities and Personal Learning & Thinking Skills.
  • How is the course assessed?

    The theory is taught at college on a day release basis. In addition, you are assessed in your workplace, demonstrating your competency through doing your job. If you need to complete your functional skills, then this will also be covered at college.
  • How much does it cost?

    The apprenticeship training programme is fully funded for 16 – 18 year olds. For apprentices aged 19 years and over, your employer would be required to contribute towards the training costs.
  • What do I do next?

    If you have secured an employer or are already in work and your employer is willing to support your training, you can apply online. If you haven’t got an employer, you can still apply and we will interview you for a full-time course until you find an employer. If after reading this fact sheet, you are still undecided about the course most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Open Evenings, ring the Apprenticeship Team on 01743 260400 or email:

Aaron Cooper

Aaron Cooper

Level 2 Plumbing
Previous Institution: Church Stretton School

It’s great seeing the improvements I’ve made on the course and I’m looking forward to moving on to an Apprenticeship. This is a great trade to work in as there are lots of opportunities to specialise in different areas of plumbing.

Andrew Taylor

Andrew Taylor

Level 2 Plumbing
Previous Institution: 
home schooled

I chose this course as I want to follow in the family trade. I’ve had work experience with my father, so I knew that plumbing was an area I’d like to work in. This is a very enjoyable course, covering lots of skills, as well as giving you the opportunity to work with new materials. After this course I plan to go on to an Apprenticeship.

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Career Options

  • Plumbers and heating and ventilating engineers

    Up to £34,000

  • Production managers and directors in construction

    Up to £52,000


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