Level 3 Plumbing Studies
Advanced Learner Loan applicable
What entry requirements do I need?
You will need a minimum of: Level 2 Certificate in Plumbing Studies and GCSE's A*-C or equivalent qualification in English and maths and successful completion of the course aptitude test and interview.
What will I learn?
During this advanced course you will learn a range of advanced skills in plumbing which will provide a great foundation for your career or to go on to specialise in new technologies.
You will be able to fine tune your skills in plumbing to understand complex systems and installations. You will learn about the principles and requirements of environmental technology systems, understand system installation planning and increase your knowledge in complex water systems. You will also learn about domestic gas principles which will open a pathway for you to train in Gas Installation. There will also be an opportunity to improve your employability skills during work expereince placements before you head off and start your career as a plumber. Units during the course include:
- Health and safety in building services engineering
- Principles and requirements of environmental technology systems
- Plumbing system installation planning
- Complex cold water systems
- Hot water systems
- Sanitation and drainage systems
- Central heating systems
- Domestic gas principles
Assessments will take place throughout the duration of the course. Practical tasks will make up 50% of the assessment and 50% will be made up of exams. Accuracy and being able to complete tasks within a set time constraint are essential for successful completion. Constructive feedback from your tutor will also help you to improve and progress towards recognised industrial standards.
What could I progress on to?
On completion of the course you can progress onto a Level 4 HNC in Construction or start an apprenticeship in plumbing.
There are a number of career opportunities available to you including working as a Plumber, a Heating Engineer, an Air-conditioning and refrigeration systems engineer, or a Site Manager.
A range of specified PPE and a basic plumbing tool set will be required for this course and will cost approximately £120.
The PPE required will consist of safety boots, work trousers, navy/black polo shirt, gloves, hi-vis vest and safety glasses. There are also a number of opportunities throughout the year for various construction related trips which may also incur a cost.
Additional Course Details for 17/18
Course code 2327 Course name Level 3 Diploma in Plumbing Campus Ore Valley Study mode Full-Time Start date 11/09/17 Duration 36 week (s)