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Plumbing Studies City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma

This course is designed to improve your prospects of finding work within the plumbing industry and can be the first step towards an NVQ qualification.

Entry requirements

No formal qualification is required although ideally you should have 3 GCSE grades A-C in English and Maths. You will be required to attend a group interview and sit the College plumbing aptitude test and Basic skills assessments. The basic skills assessment will determine what support, if any, you need to be successful on your course.

Course content

This course will cover:

  • Basic processes and principles used in plumbing (including the application of copper pipe, low carbon steel pipe, plastic pressure pipe and lead sheet work)
  • Maintaining a safe working environment
  • Installing non complex plumbing systems and components.

Assessment methods

You will be assessed continuously by practical assessment and you will also sit national test papers.

Further study and career options

On successful completion of this course, you can progress to the Plumbing Technical Certificate Level 3. An NVQ qualification can be achieved if sufficient work based evidence can be generated.

Additional information

You will be required to wear suitable safety footwear and overalls whilst in the workshop.

Funding information

This course could be FREE! You could be eligible for free study if you are unemployed and on a qualifying benefit. Find out more at

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
2 years 20/09/2016 Tue, Thu 6.00 pm - 9.00 pm £797 Gas & Plumbing Technology Centre C1798 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.

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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For more information please ring Enquiries & Guidance on 01234 291000 or email us.           

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