Plumbing Level 2 - for Adults

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About the course

This qualification is a craft introduction to the Plumbing industry. This part-time course gives you the knowledge and skills to enable you to achieve a recognised Plumbing trade qualification which could lead to employment or an apprenticeship. Attendance for this course is two full days each week for 1 academic year (35 weeks)

Entry Requirements

Essential Requirements - you must have:  

  • an initial assessment in Maths and English at level 1 or above

Desirable Requirements:

  • Achieved a level 1 qualification in Plumbing
  • Achieved 3 GCSE’s grade D and above including Maths and English
  • Completed 30 hours or more of work experience within the construction industry
What will I do on this course?

You will study 10 units which are assessed with a mixture of practical tasks and online multiple choice exams. The units that you will study are as follows:

Unit 201/501 Health and safety in building services engineering

This combination unit provides learners with the essential health and safety knowledge and skills to demonstrate best practice in a business services engineering environment or sector. The unit provides learners with an awareness of relevant legislation and should underpin all business services engineering activities learners take part in.

Unit 202/502 Electrical principles and processes for building services engineering

This unit provides learners with the knowledge and understanding to work safely with types of electrical supplies, earthing systems and components used in domestic building services. Learners will use tools and equipment to demonstrate safe isolation, use of temporary continuity bonds, simple wiring tasks and identify basic faults. The unit is intended to be taken by learners who are gaining experience in a building services engineering environment either through employment or study.

Unit 203 Scientific principles for domestic, industrial and commercial plumbing

This unit provides the learner with the knowledge and understanding of basic scientific principles applied to domestic, industrial and commercial plumbing systems. Learners will be introduced to pressure, force, flow, temperature, electricity and gas and heat transfer methods.

Unit 204/504 Common plumbing processes

This unit provides the learner with the knowledge, understanding and skills of common plumbing processes. Learners will be introduced to measuring, bending and jointing tubes and the tools required. Learners will also carry out basic preparation tasks commonly used in plumbing.

Unit 205/505 Cold water systems

This unit provides learners with knowledge and practical experience in fitting types of domestic cold water systems and components. Learners will explore direct and indirect cold water systems, pipework, maintenance requirements, fault recognition and back flow prevention. This unit also provides learners with the knowledge and experience of carrying out commissioning tasks.

Unit 206/506 Domestic hot water systems

This unit provides learners with knowledge and practical experience in fitting types of domestic hot water systems and components. Learners will maintenance, installation and commissioning requirements. This unit also provides learners with the knowledge and experience of carrying out installation tasks.

Unit 207 Sanitation

This unit provides the learner with the knowledge, understanding and skills of common sanitation systems. Learners will be introduced to common sanitary installations and associated installation practices. Learners will also carry out basic installation tasks commonly used in plumbing.

Unit 208/508 Central heating systems

This unit provides the learner with the core knowledge and understanding of central heating principles and processes applied to plumbing. Learners will be introduced to heating system types, tube materials, pipework systems, component parts, heat emitters, radiator valves, mechanical central heating controls, bespoke tools, and demonstrate competence in installing a single panel radiator with fittings.

Unit 209/509 Drainage systems

This unit provides the learner with the knowledge, understanding and skills of common sanitation and drainage systems. Learners will be introduced to soils systems, common sanitary installations and associated installation practices. Learners will also carry out basic installation tasks commonly used in plumbing.

Unit 210 Understand how to communicate with others within building services engineering

This knowledge unit provides learning in the development and continued maintenance of effective working relationships in the building services industry associated with work in dwellings, industrial and commercial premises and for private and contract type clients.

 

Who is it for?

This course is suitable for mature learners who have a keen interest to learn knowledge and skills to start a career in Plumbing

How to apply

For further information:

Call: 0117 312 5000
Email: enquiries@cityofbristol.ac.uk

 

How Is this course assessed?

You will be assessed in a number of different ways and receive regular feedback in reviews to guide your progress. Some of the ways in which your success will be measured are:

  • Attendance
  • Online exams
  • Practical assessments
  • Portfolio work
What could I do next?

On successful completion of the course you may be able to progress to the level 3 Diploma in Plumbing. You could also apply for an apprenticeship in the Plumbing industry.

Additional cost

You will need protective footwear, protective trouser/work trousers and a high visibility vest for practical sessions.

Interview

You will need an interview for this course

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How old will you be when the course starts?

16-18 19+
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