Plumbing Level 2

Course Information

  • Course Code: TPB202
  • Duration: 1 academic year
  • Study mode: Full Time


During this Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing the college will provide you with a highly structured approach to training, where you will be introduced to the basic theory and practical skills required to install and maintain modern domestic plumbing systems such as: Hot and Cold Water systems, fault recognition, maintenance and Central Heating system identification, installation and maintenance.

What will I study?

You will learn skills used within the plumbing industry such as:

  • Health and Safety in Building Services Engineering
  • Scientific principles for Domestic, Industrial and Commercial plumbing
  • Domestic Hot & Cold Water Systems
  • Sanitation & Drainage Systems
  • Central Heating Systems

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

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at Grade D/3 including Maths, English Language, ICT and Science or completion of a Level 1 course.

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?

Successful students could progress onto the City & Guild Level 3 Diploma in Plumbing Studies programme or they could move into employment within the plumbing industry, and therefore be eligible to undertake the City & Guilds NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing and Heating 6189-11 programme.


Your Study Programme

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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.