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About the course

This qualification is for you if you are a 16-19 year old learner, who wishes to work as a plumber in the building services industry. It has been designed to deliver a high level of occupational skills and provide a platform from which to progress through further learning or into employment. This vocational route at level 3 is a vital step towards becoming a competent plumber. The qualification will help you gain an understanding of the skills required within the plumbing sector. You will cover compulsory aspects such as:

 

  • working safely and effectively
  • principles of environmental technology systems
  • cold water system planning and design
  • hot water system planning and design. Domestic central heating systems planning and design We work with local employers who will contribute to the knowledge and delivery of training. Employers will provide demonstrations and talks on the industry and where possible work placements will also be provided by the employers. This practically based training is ideal preparation for gaining employment in the plumbing industry or specialist further study.

Entry requirements

Candidates must have successfully completed the Level 2 Technical Certificate in Plumbing (8202) There is no direct entry onto this course.

Qualifications

Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Plumbing (450) (8202-35)

What you'll learn (core modules)

To achieve the Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Plumbing (450) candidates must successfully complete both the mandatory assessment components. 035 or 535 Level 3 Plumbing - Theory exam (1)* 036 Level 3 Plumbing - Synoptic assignment (1)* 835 Employer involvement The qualification will help you gain an understanding of the skills required within the plumbing sector. You will cover compulsory aspects such as:

 

  • working safely and effectively
  • principles of environmental technology systems
  • cold water system planning and design
  • hot water system planning and design
  • domestic central heating systems planning and design

Where will the course take me?

This technical qualification focuses on the development of knowledge and practical skills needed for working in the Plumbing industry, and will prepare you to enter a plumbing apprenticeship programme. On completion of the apprenticeship, the learner will be recognised by the industry as a competent plumbing and domestic heating engineer. This qualification is aimed at learners who are not yet employed in the plumbing industry but wish to learn the skills needed to progress further, and help them embark on a plumbing apprenticeship programme. This qualification prepares you for a plumbing apprenticeship programme, which fully qualifies you to work as a plumbing and domestic heating engineer. The apprenticeship will give you an understanding of suitable on-site skills and further knowledge required to work in the plumbing industry. Once qualified, there are many specialist qualifications available, such as environmental technology systems and designing and planning complex water systems.

Will I need any materials or equipment?

Steel toe-capped boots, TMC branded clothing, lever arch file and paper, pens & coloured pencils, scientific calculator, drawing instruments; ruler, protractor, etc.

 

Reference material:

 

The City & Guilds textbooks; Level 3 Diploma in Plumbing and Heating ISBN 978-0-85193-302-3, The City & Guilds textbooks; Level 3 Diploma in Plumbing and Heating ISBN 978-0-85193-273-6, approximately £20.00.

Days & times

Starting September 2019


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