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Mode of study Vocational Full-time
Duration 1 Year
Campus London Road Campus
Start date September 2021
Course code FLR3PLB (2122)
  • Who is it for?

    Successful completion of Plumbing Level 2 programme, or similar vocationally appropriate course, and significant vocational experience. This advanced level course will require you to undertake at least three hours of study each week beyond timetabled activity. You will also need to access resources and complete assignments online.
  • Entry Requirements

    Successful completion of Plumbing Level 2 programme, or similar vocationally appropriate course, and significant vocational experience.
  • What does the course involve?

    Health & Safety legislation; Maintaining effective plumbing working relationships; Contributing to the improvement of plumbing business products and services; Planning complex domestic plumbing work activities; Installing complex domestic plumbing systems and components; Commissioning and decommissioning complex domestic plumbing systems and components; Servicing and maintaining complex domestic plumbing systems and components; Maintaining a safe working environment when undertaking plumbing work activities.
  • How is the course assessed?

    Continuing assessment with feedback.
  • How much does it cost?

    Boots and overalls are a requirement to work in a practical workshop environment. If you are aged 19 or over materials fees are payable on enrolment.
  • Additional Notes

    Enrichment is an important part of your programme of study at Shrewsbury College and there is a wide and exciting range of courses to select from. You will have the opportunity to develop new hobbies and interests, volunteer, learn new skills and raise your confidence and self-esteem. It covers everything not covered in your main subjects and pastoral programme and there are lots of courses to choose from i.e. sport, volunteering, entrepreneurial skills. Successfully developing additional skills through enrichment may set you apart from others when applying for a job.
  • Other details

    GCSE/A Level subjects.
  • What do I do next?

    You can apply online via the APPLY NOW button. You can also apply for a second, alternative programme of study on the application page. If after reading this factsheet, you are still undecided about the course most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Open Evenings, ring Admissions on 01743 342346 or email:

Will Marston

Will Marston

Level 3 Plumbing Apprenticeship
Previous school: Bishop's Castle Community College

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.


I wanted to do something hands-on when I was older and not to be stuck in an office – I didn’t enjoy A Levels. I have enjoyed learning more in-depth techniques on Plumbing Level 3 as it helps you understand the practical and put it all together. You also gain the confidence to complete more jobs. I am currently working with SG Roberts and will keep that going whilst I do my Level 3 Gas next year. Eventually I think I would like to go into teaching and do the same things that the staff at SCG have done for me.



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.

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  • Plumbers and heating and ventilating engineers

    Up to £38,000

  • Production managers and directors in construction

    Up to £53,000


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