Diploma in Plumbing and Heating and Vent, Level 2

Course overview

Are you looking for a varied and rewarding career in construction? Have you thought about becoming a Plumber or Heating Engineer? Are you hard-working, organised and self-motivated? If this sounds like you then our Diploma in Plumbing & Heating could be your ideal course.

From installing heating systems and servicing boilers to laying underground drainage pipes, this is a highly skilled and varied field. With our Diploma in Plumbing and Heating and Vent, Level 2, you will learn all about maintenance, repair and installation, and gain the skills and knowledge you need to move on to a higher level course. There’s more to it than fixing a dripping tap!

Our course balances theory with some great hands-on experience. You will learn about the installation of domestic heating and rainwater systems, bathroom suites, immersion heaters, hot water cylinders and cold-water cisterns. You will also learn how to install and maintain a variety of taps, radiator valves and central heating controls. By the end of the course, you will understand a range of faultfinding and repair techniques, and be aware of safe working practices in the building studies environment. You will also have the opportunity to take additional units in sheet lead weathering.

Please note that the full time option for this course is predominantly aimed at 16 to 19 year olds. However, if you’re an adult, why not consider our part-time option.

Entry requirements

You will have an appropriate level 1 qualification in a related subject, ideally the Level 1 Diploma in Plumbing Studies. Entry will be subject to a satisfactory reference and interview.

Entry decisions will be discussed at interview. Students will be continually assessed through their probation period to ensure that they are on the correct level.

Course Modules

- Scientific Principles
- Common Plumbing Processes
- Hot Water
- Cold Water
- Central Heating
- Environmental Protection

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will be through a combination of practical and knowledge tests

What can I do next

Successful completion of this course will allow you to continue on to our Diploma in Plumbing and Heating Level 3.