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Plumbing & Heating City & Guilds NVQ 6189-57 Level 2 Diploma

This course will provide you with the skills, knowledge and experience you will need to progress your career in the plumbing trade. You will learn to undertake a range of duties, such as the installation and maintenance of plumbing systems, safety, hot and cold water systems, sanitation and central heating.

Entry requirements

To begin this course you will need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week in a relevant job role. You will also need 3 GCSEs at grades A-D (including English and Maths), or Level 1 Functional Skills in English and Maths.

Course content

The qualifications gained during this course will allow you to become competent to industry standards in either plumbing and heating or domestic heating. You will be need to demonstrate the ability to perform the necessary skills and the knowledge required to be assessed against the National Occupational Standards.

You will study from the following units:

  • Understand and carry out safe working practices in building services engineering
  • Understand how to communicate with others within building services engineering
  • Understand how to apply environmental protection measures within building services engineering
  • Understand how to apply scientific principles within mechanical engineering services
  • Understand and carry out site preparation, and pipework fabrication techniques for domestic plumbing and heating systems
  • Understand and apply domestic cold water system installation and maintenance techniques
  • Understand and apply domestic hot water system installation and maintenance techniques
  • Understand and apply domestic central heating system installation and maintenance techniques
  • Understand and apply domestic rainwater system installation and maintenance techniques
  • Understand and apply domestic above ground drainage system installation and maintenance techniques
  • Apply safe working practices in building services engineering working environment
  • Install and maintain domestic plumbing and heating systems.

During the course you will also have the opportunity to attend trade shows and visits to manufacturers.

Assessment methods

You will be assessed through ten online exams, along with 60 College-based practical assessments. Workplace assessments will also be undertaken to prove your competency.

Further study and career options

On completion of this course you will be able to progress to the following qualifications:

  • NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Domestic Plumbing and Heating (either gas option, oil option, solid fuel option, or environmental technologies)
  • NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Domestic Heating (either gas option, oil option, solid fuel option, or environmental technologies).

Course information & how to book

To apply online, select the 'Apply' button below. You will need to register an account and then you can follow the instructions on screen.

LengthStart DateDay(s)Time(s)Fees per yearLocationCourse Code
Up to 2 years 20/09/2016 Tue 9.00 am - 7.00 pm £2711 Gas & Plumbing Technology Centre C1666 Course in progress

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Additional Learning Support
If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, problems with English and Maths, are deaf or hearing impaired, or missing the essential skills needed to complete your course, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.  Find out more.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support
At Bedford College, we are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.  Find out more.

Accessibility
We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 for more information.

Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
01234 291000 to order your copy.

If you are unemployed and receiving benefits then you could learn for FREE

You could be eligible for free study if you are unemployed and on one of the following benefits:

  • Employment & Support Allowance (work-related activity group)
  • Jobseekers Allowance
  • Working Tax Credit (subject to income)
  • Income support

Please note: you will need to be able to produce evidence of the benefit in your name when you come to enrol.

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