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Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Plumbing

Course Information

  • Course Code: TPB333
  • Duration: 1 academic year
  • Validated by: City and Guilds
  • Study mode: Full Time

Learners interested in the Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Plumbing will study theoretical aspects of the subject and apply them to practical tasks.

What will I study?

Compulsory topics include:

  • Engineering materials
  • Planning and overseeing electrical work activities
  • Domestic central heating systems planning and design
  • Principles and requirements of environmental technology systems
  • Domestic sanitation system installation, commissioning, service and maintenance techniques
  • Cold water systems planning and design
  • Hot water systems planning and design
  • Building services site procedures and planning
Entry Requirements

You will need:

  • 4 x GCSEs at Grade C/4 inc. English Language and Maths, ICT and Science
  • and the completion of a Level 2 in Plumbing course
What can I do next?

The Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Plumbing can lead to a higher level apprenticeship, on successful completion of the apprenticeship learners would be recognised by the industry as a competent plumber.

This could lead to the following employment opportunities:

  • Plumbing and heating engineer
  • Domestic heating installer
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Career Options


Plumbers fit, service and repair hot and cold water systems, and heating systems in homes and businesses. They also work with gas fires and cookers.

If you want a varied job that makes good use of your practical skills and takes you out and about, this could be perfect for you.

You will need to be good at solving problems, have the ability to follow technical plans, and understand the importance of health and safety. You'll also need good customer care skills.

To become a qualified plumber you will need to complete industry-recognised training and qualifications. A common way in is through an Apprenticeship.

Job Opportunites in Lancashire

Refrigeration And Air Conditioning Engineer

Refrigeration and air-conditioning (RAC) engineers design, install and maintain cooling systems in buildings like supermarkets, offices, schools, hospitals and food processing plants.

As an RAC engineer, you would need good practical skills, the ability to follow technical instructions and an understanding of safe working practices.

If you want a varied job, working at different locations, and one which helps to develop sustainable green energy, then this could be the career for you.

A common route into this career is to take an Apprenticeship scheme. You would also need certification to prove you can work with the fluorinated gases (F gases) used in the industry.

Job Opportunites in Lancashire


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.