Who is the course for?
This course is for anyone who works as a plumber and wants to gain a higher level qualification. An Apprenticeship is an excellent way to earn money whilst gaining hands on practical work experience.
Do I need any formal qualifications?
You will need to have NVQ Level 2 in Mechanical Engineering Services (Plumbing). You must also be employed within the plumbing industry
What will I study on the course?
You will study how to install all types of complex pipe work and control systems including cold water, hot water and central heating
How is the course organised?
The course runs throughout the year, you will attend college one day per week and spend the remaining time working for your employer.
How will my progress be assessed?
Your progress will be assessed by a series of online exams and practical projects.
Can I gain any extra qualifications while on the course?
You will also have the opportunity to study areas including gas systems to qualify for gas safe registration.
What final qualification will I get if I am successful?
CG NVQ Diploma in Domestic Plumbing and Heating (QCF) Level 3
After completing the course you could progress onto the gas safe course or you may wish to consider some of the short renewable energy courses that the college offers. This can lead onto specialist areas and a degree programme in building engineering services. Career opportunities are worldwide with consultant building service engineers earning over ?100,000. Plumbers are one of the highest paid trades within the construction industry. The sector is an enjoyable exciting area to work offering secure employment for your future.
Can I receive any financial support whilst I am studying?
Many of our learners study for free with a "Fee Waiver" when they are in receipt of qualifying benefits or studying a first full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification and meet age restrictions. If you are not entitled to a "Fee Waiver" you may be entitled to receive Learner Support Funds to help with
paying your course fees, or if you are aged 24 or over and planning to study a full Level 3 or 4 qualification you may be able to apply for a 24+ Loan that covers all of your course costs. Higher Education learners are entitled to apply for HE Loans that cover the cost of tuition. In addition, depending on your chosen
course of study and individual circumstances, you may be entitled to a maintenance loan.
All learners can also apply for help with the cost of travel to college and the college may be able to help with the costs of childcare, travel, books, equipment and meals.
Please note that full cost courses are not eligible for any fee discounts.
For more information call 01670 841 200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
How can I apply for this course?
Apply online, contact our Information, Advice and Guidance team on 01670 841 200, email email@example.com or drop in to one of our open events – dates are listed on our website.
Where can I get any further information about the course?
You can contact our Information, Advice and Guidance team. Call 01670 841200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.