To provide a specialist work-related qualification in the plumbing sectors.
To prepare you for employment and/or to provide career development opportunities for those already in work.
There are 10 mandatory units to achieve the full qualification.
- Safety in plumbing activities
- Common plumbing processes
- Cold water
- Domestic hot water
- Drainage systems
- Central heating systems (pipework only)
- Electrical supply and earth continuity
- Scientific principles
- Effective working relationships
- Practical portfolio
Minimum entry requirements
Appropriate GCSEs (normally at least two passes at grade D or above, to include Maths and English).
How will I be assessed?
To gain the technical certificate, learners need to show they've achieved a particular set of skills and knowledge. The qualification contains a mix of knowledge and performance units.
Knowledge only units will be assessed by on line exams/assessment. Performance only units will be assessed by portfolio.
Information & support
Work experience is a compulsory element to this course. This can be done either through your own contacts or via the college, all require health & safety checks prior to starting and agreed length of time.
You will be required to demonstrate that you are actively seeking employment within your chosen sector and we will be encouraging and supporting you all the way. This is a practical, work-related course. You learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations and activities. It introduces you to the employment area you have chosen and provides a good basis to go on to a more advanced work-related qualification.
Safety shoes must be worn when in the workshop.
What can I do with this qualification?
With further training or study, students may progress into:
- Careers in the construction industry
- Full time Level 3 course
- Apprenticeship at level 3