Course overview

Plumbing Studies Level 2 for school leavers City of Bristol College

This one-year, full-time programme of study will develop your plumbing knowledge and skills. If you are looking for a career as a plumber in the construction industry, then this course will provide you with the industry-standard skills that potential employers are looking for.

Dates and applications

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Plumbing Studies Level 2 for school leavers SBSA and Construction Centre
Course Code
02/09/2024 - 20/06/2025
1 years
Date/Day(s) Being Finalised
Hours per week
Start Time
SBSA and Construction Centre
This course is still in its planning phase; course details - including fee information - are subject to change. In June, course details will be finalised and enrolment will open.
Course Code Dates Duration Days Hours per week Start Time Location Fee
LMF1746A01-1 02/09/2024 - 20/06/2025 1 years Date/Day(s) Being Finalised 12.49 09:15 SBSA and Construction Centre
This course is still in its planning phase; course details - including fee information - are subject to change. In June, course details will be finalised and enrolment will open.

Additional information

Who is this course for?

This course for 16 -18 year olds who want to develop more technical skills and knowledge required to work in a plumbing craft. It could provide a stepping stone into an apprenticeship or work placement towards achieving a Level 2 NVQ.

What you'll learn

You will extend your basic craft knowledge and skills developed at Level 1 during this course to include: domestic hot and cold water systems, sanitation and drainage, electrical and science principles, heating systems, communication, detailed calculation of quantities and safe working practices.

You may also be required to study Maths and English as part of your course if you have progressed from Level 1.

Course entry requirements

You will need 3 x GCSEs at a Grade 2 – Grade 3. 

We will invite you to a course information meeting event where you will receive information, advice, and guidance about the course you have applied for. This will be an opportunity for you to gain valuable information about the course and give you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have. 

You will provide a copy of your last school report and/or a reference from an employer or relevant professional other. This is to ensure we can support you to be able to achieve well on the course. 

We are firmly committed to finding the right course for you to ensure you can flourish. Talk to us today if you have any concerns about the application process, we are here to help take you to the next level.

How is the course delivered and assessed?

This is a full-time course. Alongside your College tutorials, you will be required to take part in work experience and self-directed study.

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, exams, online assessments, practical assessments and a portfolio of work.

Future career and study opportunities

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

Additional costs

As a City of Bristol College student, you may incur additional costs to attend your course. For example, it is likely you may need to pay for travel and stationary.

You will need your own protective footwear for practical sessions. You will also need to buy a workwear uniform. You may need a high visibility vest, protective goggles and gloves for some tasks. We offer some equipment which is free for you to use in College.

If you are on a limited income, you may be able to receive help from our Learner Support Funding Bursary.

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