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Diploma in Plumbing Studies - Level 2 - Full-time (North Devon)

Level 2
Course Code:
North Devon Campus
One year

If you have completed the Level 1 Plumbing study programme, this Level 2 qualification will build on the skills and knowledge that you have already gained. You will be encouraged to find work experience so that you can apply skills learnt at college to actual workplace situations.

This is a valuable qualification recognised by the plumbing industry and enables to gain apprenticeship employment and progress within this rewarding and technical area.


The one-year programme includes a mixture of both theory and practical assessments to help you develop the skills and knowledge required to meet plumbing industry standards. In combination with work experience or employment, this gives you the opportunity to begin your plumbing career with a valuable Level 2 qualification.

In order to complete the qualification, the following topics are all compulsory:
- Health and safety
- Electrical principles
- Scientific principles
- Plumbing processes
- Cold water systems
- Hot water systems
- Sanitation
- Central heating systems
- Drainage systems.

Your study programme will include tutorial sessions and work experience. You will also study Maths and English if a GCSE at grade 5/4 or above has not previously been achieved in these subjects.
You will undergo progressive assessment on the completion of the practical and theoretical elements at the end of each unit. At the end of each unit there is a multiple choice exam.
All entrants must hold 4 GCSEs at grade 3 or equivalent or above, to preferably include GCSE Maths and English at grade 3 or above.
Entrants who do not have a GCSE grade 4 in Maths and/or English will continue studying these subjects.
At the end of the year, you are expected to have completed and achieved all the components of your Level 2 Study Programme and improved your Maths and English skills before progressing to your next course.

Applicants who have successfully completed a Level 1 course in Plumbing are also accepted.
If you successfully complete the Level 2 programme, you will have the opportunity to progress onto a Level 3 qualification within the architecture and construction field. If you are able to secure employment in the plumbing industry, an apprenticeship could be an option for you.
The workshops are airy and spacious with individual bays and work bench training areas, all designed to the City & Guilds qualification standards. The workshops are well equipped with well-maintained tools and equipment relevant to the plumbing industry and qualification.
Learners will need to bring:
- 2 A4 lever arch folders
- Lined paper
- 2 A4 sets of dividers (10s)
- Black and blue pens
- Permanent Marker (e.g. sharpie)
- Fine point black or blue pen
- Pencils - essential for all workshop sessions
- Eraser
- Sharpener
- Ruler
- Calculator (non scientific)
- Memory stick
- Overalls or Work Trousers*
- Steel toe cap boots
- Tape measure 3m
- £10 to credit your printing account
- Text book: The City & Guilds Textbook, Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing Studies 6035. ISBN 978-0-85193-271-2
- 15mm & 22mm pipe slices (rothenberger or monument), must be security etched prior to attendance.

*Please note: work trousers are more common in industry, please be aware that clothing may come into contact with materials that can stain permanently. Work trousers can be purchased from most suppliers, the PTS Barnstaple Branch often offer a special deal to Petroc students.
Safety clothing including boots and overalls need to be purchased by the student.
Students are required to provide their own stationery and textbooks; a full equipment list will be provided at interview.
Students are asked to pay a contribution towards materials and learning resources used in workshops and classrooms.
There may also be trips throughout the year which may incur a cost.
If you are a 19+ learner there may be course fees, unless you are eligible for a remission. Financial support may be available, if you require further information contact the Advice and Guidance Centre on 01271 852422.
Please contact the Advice & Guidance Centre on 01271 852422 for more information.

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