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This course is eligible for a fee waiver

You may be entitled to a fee waiver for this course if you are aged 19 or over and unemployed / earning less than £15,736.50 per year.

Mode of study Part-time
Duration 68 Weeks
Campus London Road Campus
Start date Please ring Course Advice on 01743 342333 to find out when this course next runs
Tuition Fee £1,150
Exam/Reg Fee £150
Material Fee £100
Course code PLR2PBS001 (1921)
  • Who is it for?

    The programme is designed to give candidates a thorough knowledge of plumbing practical and theory. It is aimed at individuals who wish to take the first steps towards a Technical Certificate in plumbing. Progress to apprenticeship or NVQ dependent upon employment status or, progress to a Level 3 technical certificate.


  • Entry Requirements

    A good practical and logical outlook would be a distinct advantage, along with Grade 4 or above in Maths, English and Science. In addition all candidates will be expected to pass lead body initial assessment at 60%.


  • What does the course involve?

    Vocational Units:

    • Health and safety at work
    • Cold water systems
    • Hot water systems
    • Sanitation/drainage
    • Basic heating systems
    • Electrical safety
    • Common plumbing processes
    • Scientific principles
    • Communication


  • How is the course assessed?

    9 externally set City and Guilds assessments (one on each of the topics above). Plus continually monitored practical assessments, culminating in two final practical assessments: Bathroom installation and Airing cupboard installation.


  • How much does it cost?

    Students will be expected to provide their own overalls and safety shoes.

  • What do I do next?

    If you meet the entry requirements for this course, please use the Register my Interest or Apply Now buttons or contact Course Advice on 01743 342333 to organise enrolment. If you are still undecided about the course most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Advice Events, ring Course Advice on 01743 342 333, use our Live Chat facility or email:

    Fees stated are for enrolment for the current academic year only. Courses which run for 2 or 3 years will be subject to further fees and possible price increases each year.