Start Date: Duration: Level: Study mode: Course location: Course Type:
September 1 Year Level 2 Full-Time City Campus Full-time Vocational

What’s it all about?

This qualification is for you if you are a 16-19 year old learner, who wishes to work towards becoming a plumber in the building services industry. It has been designed to deliver a high level of occupational skills and provide a platform from which to progress through further learning through an apprenticeship programme or into employment. This vocational route at level 2 is a vital step towards becoming a competent plumber.

The qualification will help you gain an understanding of the skills required within the plumbing sector. You will cover compulsory aspects such as:
- Hot Water
- Cold Water
- Sanitation
- Central Heating

Sunderland College will work with local employers who will contribute to the knowledge and delivery of training. Employers will provide demonstrations and talks on the industry and where possible work placements will also be provided by the employers. This practically based training is ideal preparation for gaining employment in the plumbing industry or specialist further study.

You will need to have a GCSE grade 4 or above in Math's and English, or a Level 1 Diploma in Plumbing.

Study level Cost Additional fees
19+ please enquire You will need to provide your own stationery and you will be given the opportunity to take part in trips and visits

This course is taught through both theoretical and practical classes with assessment carried out via assignments, portfolio building and individual and group based presentations.

English and Maths are important life skills that will help you to achieve your best in your studies and progress to your dream career. If you have not already achieved grade 9-4 in GCSE Maths and/ or English at school, we will support you to improve your skills.

Mon-Fri, between 9am-4pm. Days and times of study are subject to change. Timetables are confirmed at the start of term.

What’s next?

This qualification will prepare you for a plumbing apprenticeship programme, which fully qualifies you to work as a plumbing and domestic heating engineer.

An apprenticeship will give you an understanding of suitable onsite skills and further knowledge required to work in the plumbing industry.

Once qualified, there are many specialist qualifications available, such as environmental technology systems and designing and planning complex water systems.

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