Plumbing Studies Level 3 Diploma

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Awarding body


Full Time - September 2017

Compulsory £115 for corporate clothing, safety shoes, test book, classroom equipment.

City & Guilds


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Course introduction

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.

  • Health and Safety in building services engineering
  • Complex cold water systems
  • Domestic hot water
  • Central heating systems
  • Understand the fundamental principles and requirements of environmental technology systems
  • Plumbing system installation planning
  • Sanitation and drainage systems
  • Domestic gas principles
  • Career awareness in building services engineering
  • Health and Safety in building services engineering


Minimum entry requirements

For learners who have recently been in education their profile is likely t include one of the following:

  • Diploma in Plumbing Studies Level 2
  • Appropriate GCSEs (at least two passes at grade C or above, to include Science, Maths and a subject testing the use of English)

Information & support

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.

What can I do with this qualification?

With further training or study, students may progress into careers in the construction industry or on to an Apprenticeship at level 3.

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    Emily Smith

  • 98.5%

    Overall A Level pass rate


    Of students gained A*-B grades


    Of students gained A*-C grades