Prepare for the T Level Building Services Engineering (Plumbing) with a Level 2 Foundation year that covers all of the main skills and knowledge required to progress to further learning and training, or to enter the world of work within the plumbing industry.

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Ben Perrin

This was the best study option for me. Having a couple of great tutors working alongside us is definitely one of the biggest positives.


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Jack Ward

The atmosphere at the open evening was inviting. The teachers have been the best help in aiding us to learn and I have enjoyed seeing how far I’ve come over the year.


  • Description

    This one-year T Level Foundation programme is designed to deliver the underlying principles and practical skills required to participate in the T Level Building Services Engineering (Plumbing), as well as getting an overview of the principles of plumbing, building technology and terminology used.

    You will study the following mandatory content:

    • Hot Water
    • Cold Water
    • Sanitation and Drainage
    • Central Heating
    • Health and Safety and Industry Practices
    • Plumbing Processes
    • Electrical and Scientific Principles
  • Entry Requirements

    Five GCSE passes at grade 3 or above, to include Maths (4+) and English, or equivalent vocational qualification at merit grade, and Functional Skills Maths and English.

    Good hand-eye coordination is desirable but not essential.

  • Qualification

    City and Guilds Level 2 Technical Certificate in Electrical Installation (8202 -25)

  • Progression

    The primary aim of this programme is to prepare you for participation in the T Level Building Services Engineering (Plumbing), an apprenticeship or an entry position with training in the plumbing industry.

  • Assessment

    You must successfully achieve the following assessments:

    • One externally set, externally moderated assignment
    • One externally set, externally marked exam, sat under examination conditions
  • Home Study

    You are expected to complete approximately 2 - 3 hours of self-study per week and take responsibility for your own independent learning and research.

  • Work Placement

    There are no mandatory requirements for industry placements during the foundation year, however, you will undertake meaningful work-related activity involving employers during your programme.

Code Day Start End Times Fees*
FTLBSE/PLUM 242501 09/09/2024 11/07/2025 - £0

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