Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing

Level 1 Diploma

Course Location


Trafford College


Stretford Campus

Further Details


College 16-18,Adult


Plumbing & Gas

Course Start Date

Monday 2nd September 2024

Course Duration

Full-time, 1 Year

Course Time

00:00 - 00:00

Course Fee

£ 1286.00
You may be eligible for support with your tuition fees - please visit the college website - funding and finance page for further information

Course Code


Course Overview

The course consists of a Diploma in Plumbing Studies at Level 2. The course is both internally and externally assessed and is made up of a series of practical and written tasks. This will make up the underpinning knowledge for the trainee plumber. Students wishing to progress onto an NVQ course must be employed within the industry. Obtaining this qualification allows anyone entering the plumbing profession who is not currently employed in a plumbing capacity to seek employment with the sector.

Learning is through classroom based and practical workshop activities. A variety of teaching and learning strategies are employed.

Completion of Functional Skills Level 2 Maths and English is compulsory unless a suitable exemption by GCSE certificates can be provided.

Course Requirements

4 GCSE’s at Grade 3 or above (including maths and/or English Language).

What you will Learn

Learners must be dedicated and committed to the requirements of the course and Trafford College with a high level of attendance and punctuality supported by continuous home study.


The college staff will administer and monitor practical and written assessments covering the range of units and competence.


Level 3 Diploma in Plumbing Studies.

Career Options

Plumber, gas engineer, drainage specialist, heating engineer.

Mandatory Units

Safe working practices in building services engineering
Communication within building services engineering
Applying environmental protection measures within building services engineering
Scientific principles within MES
Site preparation and pipework fabrication techniques for domestic plumbing and heating systems
Cold water system installation and maintenance techniques
Hot water system installation and maintenance techniques
Central heating system installation and maintenance techniques
Rainwater system installation and maintenance techniques
Above ground drainage system installation and maintenance techniques

Contact Details

For further information please contact T: 0161 886 7070 or E: info@trafford.ac.uk

Extra Costs Involved

Exam Validation Body

Hours Per Week

How Long To Complete

Programme Structure

Contact Details


Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.
READY TO begin your journey?

Apply Now

Course not quite right for you?

try these similar courses