Level 2 Diploma Plumbing

Start date(s):
31 Aug 2020
Duration:
1 year
Level:
Level 2
Credit Value:
70
Course Code:
1023520
Study Mode:
Full Time
Attendance Type:
Campus, Work Based
Attendance Pattern:
Daytime
Awarded by:
BPEC
Location:
Framwellgate Moor Campus
Course costs:
16-18 - Free (UK & EEA)
19+ - £450, your course may be free
(previous year's fees)
Funding

Overview

This course will provide you with an excellent understanding of plumbing and will help you gain the knowledge and skills to prepare you for a career in this sector.

You will have practical training in our industry standard workshops where you will gain both hands-on experience and theoretical knowledge.
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Aims

This course aims to provide learners with the theoretical and practical skills required to work within the plumbing sector. You will study a number of units and complete a portfolio of work, as well as seven theory exams.

Modules

  • 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 BSE
  • Understand how to apply Scientific Principles within MES
  • 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.

Time commitment

Average number of hours per week

Lectures
13
Seminars
0
Work Placement
1.5
Assignment Feedback
0
Independent Learning
0

Delivery

Monday:
Plumbing Theory 6.5 Hours
Tuesday:
Practical 6.5 hours
Wednesday:
Functional/ GCSE
*Days and times of study are subject to change. Timetables are confirmed at the start of term.

Teaching & assessment

You will complete five practical assessments and seven multi-choice theroy exams.

Maths and English

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Maths & English

Maths and English skills are essential for the workplace and university.

Industry links:

Our links with industry allow you to gain knowledge from guest speakers, visits to industry, and entry into local and national plumbing competitions.

Placement:

You will be given the opportunity to work with local employers to gain hands-on experience and develop your skills.

 

Christopher Wood CS

Christopher Wood

Christopher chose to complete the Level 2 Apprenticeship in Plumbing with New College Durham due to the colleges' good reputation for construction training.


You could progress to Level 3 Plumbing at New College Durham, or an apprenticeship to gain experience of the industry.

Meet our students

Ethan Bond CS

Ethan Bond

Ethan enjoyed his college experience as he was treated like an adult.  He has now secured a plumbing apprenticeship with TW Steam & Heating

Christopher Wood CS

Christopher Wood

Christopher chose to complete the Level 2 Apprenticeship in Plumbing with New College Durham due to the colleges' good reputation for construction training.

Nicola gaffney CS

Nicola Gaffney

Former plumbing student Nicola used her skills and knowledge she gained at college to launch her own business, Petite Heat Plumbling and Heating Services.

Neil Armstrong CS

Neil Armstrong

After completing the Intermediate and Advanced Apprenticeship in Plumbing, Neil secured a full-time position with the same employer, Frank Ord & Son Ltd.

Meet the lecturers

Nicola gaffney CS

Nicola Gaffney

Former plumbing student Nicola used her skills and knowledge she gained at college to launch her own business, Petite Heat Plumbling and Heating Services.

What else?

You will need to be able to follow technical drawings and plans, have excellent customer care skills, good at solving problems,
excellent practical skills and an aptitude for maths, engineering and science.

Funding

Please note these prices are for the current academic year and may be subject to change for our courses starting in future years.

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Fees and funding

Find out more about course fees and financial support for UK, EU and non-EU students, plus how to pay your fees.

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Additional Costs

You will be required to purchase boots and overalls.

Interview Instructions

To assess your suitability to the course, you will have an interview with a member of the curriculum team and undertake initial assessments in literacy, numeracy and practical skills.

Entry Criteria

You will hold a minimum of grade C (or equivalent) in maths, science and English, or a Level 1 qualification in a relevant subject.