This course will build on the skills and knowledge gained in your Level 2 Plumbing course. It will provide more in-depth installation and testing features for gas and oil heating systems and test your practical and knowledge-based skills. You'll have visits to trade shows to help you see the latest developments in the industry. Our guest speakers are already successful in their roles and their advice will give you the inside view of what it's like to succeed and what employers are looking for.
The name of the course, as it appears on your qualification or certificate, will be Diploma in Plumbing Studies - Level 3
Continual assessment plus five online and three written exams. You must pass all units.
A relevant Level 2 diploma at least at merit plus English and maths assessed by us to be at an appropriate level.
For international students, you will need an IELTS score of 5.5 (minimum 5.0 in each section) or equivalent. Find out more in the international pages.
There may be materials you need to help with your studies. You'll either make a one-off payment for these when you enrol, or you'll buy them during the course. Your tutor will talk to you about this at interview or in your first class (if you don't need an interview).
Depending on your course and circumstances, you may be able to get funding to help with materials fees. Please check with us when you come in for interview or enrolment.
You could progress into work as a plumber's mate and consider taking an NVQ in plumbing. You could also go on to higher education to develop contract and project management skills.
All courses run subject to demand and the content listed here should be used as a guide only. Course content may vary according to a range of factors such as course duration, campus, teaching staff and requirements from awarding bodies. Check our course and fee guidelines for further details.
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