Plumbing Level 3

Course Information

  • Course Code: TPB310
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Validated by: City and Guilds
Overview

During this Level 3 Diploma in Plumbing the college will provide you with a highly structured approach to training, where you will be introduced to the complex theory and practical skills required to install and maintain modern domestic plumbing systems such as: Complex Hot & Cold Water system installation, commissioning and fault ratification, Complex Sanitation system testing and commissioning, to name just a few areas that you will study.

What will I study?

You will learn skills used within the plumbing industry including:

  • Health and Safety in Building Services Engineering
  • Understand the fundamental principles and requirements of environmental technology systems
  • Plumbing system installation planning
  • Complex Domestic Cold Water Systems
  • Complex Domestic Hot Water Systems
  • Sanitation and Drainage Systems
  • Central Heating Systems
  • Domestic Gas Principles

In addition, you will develop an understanding of the technology that underpins all plumbing installation work.

Entry Requirements

You will need a minimum of four GCSE passes at Grade C or above, to include: - English, Mathematics, ICT and Science, completion of the City and Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing Studies and a progression interview.

How will I be assessed?

To be successful with the practical section of the course you will undertake supervised practical assessment/assignment tasks. On completion of the set tasks you will be assessed against the criteria set out by City & Guilds our awarding body.

What can I do next?

Students could go into employment within the industry and be eligible to undertake the City & Guilds NVQ Level 2 & 3 Diplomas in Plumbing or a professional building course.

RECOGNITION AS A QUALIFIED PLUMBER REQUIRES COMPLETION OF A PLUMBING NVQ. WHICH CAN ONLY BE OBTAINED WHILST WORKING WITHIN THE PLUMBING INDUSTRY.

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Facilities

If you study construction or engineering you will be based in the construction centre or the brand new £7 million Futures Centre. Our facilities are some of the best in the area. With environmental technology workshops, mechanical workshop, electrical laboratories, a mock bungalow, CAD facilities and a real life plant room, you will be able to practice your skills in a real life working environment.

Enrichment & Employability

 Whether you want to become a builder, plumber, site manager or civil engineer, our courses will prepare you for the next steps. Alongside your course you will regularly visit construction sites to gain a better understanding of what it will be like once you become qualified to work.

Many students seek part time or voluntary work with architects, surveyors and building companies to gain some real life experience alongside their studies and enhance their CV.

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