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Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing & Heating (foundation)

If you are looking to start your career as a plumber, you will need to become Level 2 Diploma NVQ qualified. You can do this in two ways, you can start with this course, the Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing Foundation, and then complete it with the Level 2 NVQ or you can do them together as one course; Level 2 NVQ Diploma.


What is the Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing Foundation?

This qualification focuses on practical skills and knowledge. This ensures that when the learner completes the qualification they will have gained practical experience and some expectation of some of the situations that they could face in a job role within the plumbing sector. 

This plumbing course is both practical and theory based, and is delivered by a qualified trainer who has both plumbing and teaching qualifications. The theory part of the Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing Foundation is studied in your own home at your own pace, all the learning material you need will be supplied and you will be supported by a qualified trainer at all times.

You will be required to attend the training centre for your theory class and to sit your theory exams which are done online, and to complete the practical aspect of the plumbing course.


What does it cover?

This qualification covers a wide range of subjects required by someone working in the domestic plumbing and heating industry including:

– health and safety

– how to communicate with others

– environmental protection measures

– scientific principles

– pipework fabrication techniques

– domestic hot water systems

– domestic cold water systems

– domestic rainwater systems

– domestic above ground drainage systems

– domestic central heating systems


How is it studied?

This qualification combines theory and workshop sessions.


How is the qualification assessed?

This qualification is assessed by:

– on-screen exams

– simulated practical assessments


Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is for:

– learners who may have a limited prior knowledge and understanding of the plumbing sector but have the ability to achieve a fundamental level plumbing qualification

– learners who are thinking about plumbing as a career, but who would like some experience of the job role first

– those who are new to the industry or looking for a career change or wish to learn new skills.


What is the next step after completing the Diploma?

Once you have the Diploma, it is valid for 5 years, during which time you are able to enrol onto the Level 2 NVQ. The NVQ course will complete your qualification and means you are qualified as a plumber to work unsupervised. It will also allow you to obtain your blue CSCS card to work on site.

The NVQ course is all site based and so you will need to work with a plumber to complete the course. We are unable to provide a work placement for the NVQ.

You can do these courses together as the NVQ Diploma or separately; the Diploma and then the NVQ.


How much is the Course?

This course is costs £2,000 + VAT (£2,400). Interest free payment can be made: £400 deposit followed by 10 interest free direct debit payments of £200 per month.


When does the course start?

We are enrolling now for our next course which startson Friday 11th February 2022. Attendance is one day a week on a Friday. You can enrol now and receive all the resources you need ready to start your first class. The cut off date to return your booking form for this enrolment is 1st February 2022. 

Our next enrolment after that will be in September 2022.


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