• Who is it suitable for? For candidates who want to work as plumbers in the building services engineering sector but do not currently have a work placement in the industry.

    Suitable for candidates who have previously completed a Level 2 Plumbing qualification.

    What’s involved? This is a qualification that tests both practical and knowledge based skills in a college based environment.

    The units that will be studied are;

    • Health and safety in building services engineering
    • Understand the fundamental principles and requirements of environmental technology systems
    • Plumbing system installation planning
    • Complex cold water systems
    • Domestic hot water
    • Sanitation and drainage systems
    • Central heating systems
    • Domestic gas principles
    • Career awareness in building services engineering

    Where might it lead? When you have successfully completed this qualification you will be at an Improver/Plumber’s Mate level. In order to fully qualify as a Plumber you will need to fully meet the performance criteria as laid down in the National Occupational Standards put together by Summit Skills, the Sector Skills Council. This is covered in the City and Guilds 6189 Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Plumbing and Heating.

    Course duration Approximately 9 week’s full time equivalent.

    (Please speak with an advisor for current attendance options)

    Delivery method A mixture of prior home study, classroom revision and workshop practical training and assessments.

    Assessment methods Online multiple choice tests, practical and written assessments.

    Entry requirements Candidates must be able to demonstrate prior plumbing knowledge and experience, such as completion of the 6035-02 qualification.

    How much does it cost? £2600+ VAT