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NVQ Diploma Plumbing and Heating

Course Name 
C&G 6189-11 NVQ Diploma Plumbing & Heating L2Available for Enquiries
Course Details
Location Castleford College
Level Level 2
Start Date

Flexible start dates


2 years

Mode of Study Part-time
Awarding Body

City & Guilds

Course Overview

This course is designed for those who have gained employment in the Construction sector, carrying out plumbing and heating activity. This qualification will be supported through skills development and learning in the college environment. Achievement will be gained in the real workplace environment.

Successful completion of this qualification will enable you, to recognise your skills, knowledge and understanding and demonstrate your competence in the workplace when carrying out the role of a Plumber within the construction industry.

You will learn through formal delivery in the college environment both in the classroom and the practical workshop. This will supplement the learning that is taking place in the workplace.

What You Will Study

Level 2 will suit you if you have some relevant plumbing and heating knowledge and skills, usually from a role where you've been supervised.

A number of units will be covered. Mandatory units, include:

  • Understanding and carrying out safe working practices in building services engineering
  • Understanding and applying domestic hot water system installation and maintenance
  • Understanding and applying domestic above ground drainage system installation and maintenance techniques
How You Will Be Assessed

Knowledge and practical skills being developed will be assessed over the duration of the programme. These will include both online and paper-based assessment in the classroom and synoptic practical assessment in the workshop environment.

In addition, you will be assessed against a set of performance and knowledge statements which have been derived from National Occupational Standards for your occupational area.

You will be required to produce a Portfolio of Evidence showing how you have met the performance and knowledge criteria for each unit required within the qualification, as directed by your assessor.

Entry Requirements

It is recommended that you hold GCSEs at Grade 9-4 in English, Maths and Science. Where these are not in place it is required that you can evidence working towards Level 2 in a BKSB assessment.

You need to be in employment and working as a Plumber before being able to start the course.

Attendance Expectations

One day per week, the day of attendance is expected to be Monday.

Fee Information

These fees relate to 2024/25:


Course Groups (W) Vocational Course
Subject Area (W) Construction & Civil Engineering
Client Group (W) 19+
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Information last amended: 25 April 2024 09:38

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