South Thames College

Plumbing City & Guilds Diploma - Level 2


This course will give you an introduction to a career in plumbing. You'll learn how to install, test and maintain hot and cold pipework and heating systems. The course will test 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.


Continual assessment and nine online exams. You must pass all units.

Entry Requirements

Three GCSEs A*-C/9-4 including English and maths grade 4/C; OR a relevant Level 1 qualification plus English and maths assessed by us to be at an appropriate level.


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.

Next Steps

Move up to the Level 3 Plumbing City & Guilds course or find work as an improver or plumber's mate. Or look for a plumbing apprenticeship.

Important information

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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Where and when
1 Year
Study mode:?
Full Time
What do I need to pay?
16-18 year olds:
£ 0
19 and older: ?
£ 0 - 2,700
Materials fees: ?
May be charged

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