Course overview

Plumbing Studies Level 2 for adults City of Bristol College

This one-year, part-time qualification is a craft introduction to plumbing.

You will gain knowledge and skills which could lead to employment or an apprenticeship.

Attendance for this course is nine hours across two days per week for 35 weeks.

Additional information

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for adults aged 19 and over who have a keen interest to develop their plumbing knowledge and skills.

What you'll learn

You will study 10 units with a mixture of practical tasks and online multiple choice exams. The units that you will study include: health and safety in building services engineering, electrical principles and processes, scientific principles for domestic, industrial and commercial plumbing, cold water systems, domestic hot water systems and drainage systems.

Course entry requirements

In order to join the course you will need GCSE grade C (4) or above in Maths, English and Science or an initial assessment in Maths and English at Level 2 or above. Desirable requirements include having achieved a Level 1 qualification in Plumbing and / or completed 30 hours or more of work experience within the construction industry.

How is the course delivered and 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 via attendance, online exams, practical assessments and a portfolio of your 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 in 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 may also 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.

To keep everyone safe, we’ve reduced the number of people in our buildings at one time. Most of our courses include sessions taught at the college supported by online learning. 

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