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What career opportunities can this lead to?

This programme is ideal for individuals wanting to work as plumbers or other related disciplines in the building services engineering sector in the future.

On completion of the programme, students can progress onto NVQ Level 2 or Level 3 as an Apprentice; providing you have gained full-time employment in the plumbing industry. Prior units which have been successfully completed will count towards the NVQ. Alternatively you may progress onto higher level qualifications, such as an HNC or HND, in a related subject.

What are the entry requirements?

Level 2 Plumbing Studies or equivalent, supplemented with GCSEs at grade A*-C / 9-4 in maths, English or Functional Skills. In addition you must have good attendance and attainment reports, with a good attitude to work.

What does this programme involve?

The programme will cover the following:

-Design of hot, cold and central heating supplies
-Above ground sanitation
-Installing heating controls and system components
-Working with others and customer relations
-An introduction to gas

How is the programme taught and assessed?

The theory sessions provide you with technical concepts and safe working practises, with the practical sessions allowing an opportunity for hands on experience.

The practical sessions are assessed throughout the year and theory exams are taken in stages. A design project will be included to compliment the learning.

What else do I need to know?

You will be required to purchase safety footwear and overalls for the programme, together with text books in the first term.

Recommended text books include:

-Level 3 Plumbing NVQ/SVQ Diploma, C & G
-Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Plumbing and Heating, MB Maskrey
-Water Regulations Guide, Second Edition 1999 by WRAS

Please contact Nick Foot, Course Manager, on telephone (023) 8091 1114 for further information.

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Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
PLD3 Eastleigh College 9/9/2019 Full-Time Full-Time Full-Time TBA TBA Apply now

* Please note that although this tool looks to give customers the best indication of course costs, a final cost can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

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Thomas - Gas and Plumbing

Thomas , 19

Thomas - Gas and Plumbing

Thomas started Eastleigh College studying Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing, and has progressed through the Level 3 and is now working towards becoming Gas Safe registered. He has an Apprenticeship with a local plumbing and heating company.


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