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Mode of study Vocational Full-time
Duration 1 Year
Campus London Road Campus
Start date September 2021
Course code FLR2PLB (2122)

  • Who is it for?

    Ideal for those who want to work as plumbers or in other related disciplines in the building services engineering sector. This qualification is a major step towards becoming a fully qualified plumber. Progress to Level 3 Plumbing or Level 3 Construction and the Built Environment or an Apprenticeship.

  • Entry Requirements

    Level 1 Plumbing course with preferably GCSE or L2 Functional Skills in English and maths. A GCSE in Science is also desirable. You will also need to have a successful interview with the tutor.

  • 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
    • Environmental awareness
    • Common plumbing processes
    • Scientific Principles
    • Communication.
  • How is the course assessed?

    Nine 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?

    You will be expected to provide your own overalls, safety shoes and contribute to the cost of any additional enrichment activities. If you are aged 19 or over materials fees are payable on enrolment.

  • Additional Notes

    All students must attend maths and English and depending on prior achievements and initial assessments will either take GCSE or Functional Skills.

  • 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:

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.

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.



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Career Options

  • Plumbers and heating and ventilating engineers

    Up to £38,000

  • Production managers and directors in construction

    Up to £53,000


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