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?The course is structured to suit a wide range of learners with hands on workshop activities and complementary classroom delivery. Candidates will learn, develop and practice the skills required for employment and career progression within the plumbing industry.
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 candidates have successfully completed this qualification they will be at an Improver/Plumber’s Mate level. In order to fully qualify as a Plumber, candidates 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 durationWe would estimate the course duration as a minimum of 4 months. The time it takes to complete the qualification will vary per candidate. (Please speak with an advisor for current attendance options).
Delivery methodThe qualification will consist of home study and centre attendance for theory sessions and practical training in the workshop.
Assessment methodsOnline multiple choice exams, written assignments and practical 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? £3000+ VAT
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