This is a one-year Diploma in basic plumbing aimed at students who have an interest in or who are new to plumbing. It will provide the underpinning skills and knowledge required to progress into employment or on to the Level 3 qualification.


Meet our students Ben Perrin

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.”

Meet our students Jack Ward

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

    Units studied include:

    • Health and safety
    • Plumbing and scientific principles
    • Cold water
    • Domestic hot water
    • Central heating.
  • Entry Requirements

    Level 1 diploma in plumbing. Five GCSE passes at grade 4 or above, preferably including Maths and English. Functional Skills Maths and English preferably at Level 1.

    Students who have not yet achieve grade 4 in GCSE Maths and English, will study Functional Skills or GCSE Maths and English as part of their course.

  • Qualification

    Diploma in Plumbing Studies Level 2

  • Progression

    Plumbing Level 3 or an apprenticeship.

  • Assessment

    Assessment includes coursework, examinations, practical and written examinations.

  • Home Study

    An element of self study will be needed.

  • Work Placement

    Students will undertake a short work placement as part of their Level 2 programme.

  • Fees and Additional Costs

    Students are required to purchase their own steel toe-cap boots, eye protection and suitable gloves to be worn during workshop based lessons. More information on the correct types will be given at interview.

Code Start Fees*
PLUMBL2 212201 September 2021 Fee Information

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Fee information

14 - 18 year olds

In most cases students aged 14-18 years old on a substantial study programme will NOT be required to pay fees and most course-specific equipment and materials will be funded by the College. This excludes stationary, non-curriculum trips and a £15 enrichment fee.

19 years and over

Students aged 19 years and over may be required to pay fees. For details of fee remission and loans for students over the age of 19 click here. Please note that some courses may have additional registration, examination and/or materials fees. Where we have been unable to provide these additional costs in this information, they will be discussed with you prior to enrolment. If you think you may be entitled to financial support or fee remission, or you would like more information on the additional costs associated with your chosen course, please contact us.