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This is a one-year Diploma in basic plumbing aimed at students who have an interest in or who are new to plumbing. It will provide the underpinning skills and knowledge required to progress into employment or on to the Level 3 qualification.

Units studied include:

  • Health and safety
  • Plumbing and scientific principles
  • Cold water
  • Domestic hot water
  • Central heating.

Entry Requirements

Level 1 diploma in plumbing. Five GCSE passes at grade 4 or above, preferably including Maths and English. Functional Skills Maths and English preferably at Level 1.

Students who have not yet achieve grade 4 in GCSE Maths and English, will study Functional Skills or GCSE Maths and English as part of their course.



Diploma in Plumbing Studies Level 2


Assessment includes coursework, examinations, practical and written examinations.

Home Study

An element of self study will be needed.

Work Placement

Students will undertake a short work placement as part of their Level 2 programme.


Plumbing Level 3 or an apprenticeship.

Fees and Additional Costs

Students are required to purchase their own steel toe-cap boots, eye protection and suitable gloves to be worn during workshop based lessons. More information on the correct types will be given at interview.

Additional Information

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