This Level 2 qualification is for individuals who want to work as plumbers in the Building Services Engineering sector. This qualification does not make you a fully qualified plumber, however it allows you to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in the plumbing sector. If you would like to work in the plumbing and building services industry, this course is for you, where you can learn the fundamental skills and knowledge needed to be successful.
Once you complete your Level 2 course, you are ready to go out into the industry, just ask Josh Daniels who completed his Level 1 and 2 with us! Josh was spotted by Wates the construction company and offered an Apprenticeship. That was 2 years ago and he is now about to complete his Level 3. Why not get earn whilst you learn? You will learn about the key plumbing principles, above ground drainage and how to plumb in hot and cold water systems. The course is a one year programme for Adults and 16-18 year olds. For 16-18 year olds who have not passed their GCSE maths and English and hold a Grade 3, you will be able to re-take your exams.
Key areas of study include:
• Health and safety in building services engineering
• Electrical principles and processes for building services engineering
• Scientific principles for domestic industrial and commercial plumbing
• Common plumbing processes
• Cold water systems
• Domestic hot water systems
• Drainage systems
• Central heating systems
• Understand how to communicate with others within building services engineering
You will need to demonstrate motivation and a keen interest in the plumbing and building services engineering industry. For 16-18 year olds a Level 1 Diploma in Plumbing is a requirement and GCSE Maths and English Grade 3 or above in each subject or equivalent. For Adult learners Functional Skills Level 1 in Maths and English is a requirement. Some relevant industry experience is desirable. An interview and an assessment at the college may also give you entry to the course. If you have relevant industry experience an interview will be needed as you may be able to join the course based upon this.
You can progress onto the Level 3 T-Level in Building Services Engineering (Plumbing and Heating), or the Level 3 Apprenticeship in Plumbing and Heating or go out into the industry to continue to learn and upskill whilst earning money.