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Plumbing Level 2

Course code: MFWN101P

Subject area: Construction

Study level: School Leaver

Course level: 2

Course details

Course time:

09:00 - 17:00

Days of week:

Monday to Friday

Course date:

9th Sept 2024 - 4th Jul 2025

Course location:

Witney Campus

Contact details


01993 703 464

This course is hands on, practically challenging, fast moving and diverse. Whilst no job within construction is ever the same you can be sure that it will be exciting with varied career and training options. Our dedicated construction workshops are a great place to develop your professional skills, and to build your future as a plumber in the construction industry.
This exciting course in Witney will allow you to develop your hand skills and an understanding of plumbing and is for those individuals who want to work as plumbers in the building services engineering sector. This qualification will not make you a fully qualified plumber however it will allow you to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in the plumbing sector. As part of your study programme, a short work experience placement will help you to appreciate and develop the skills and attitudes employers are looking for as you prepare for transition to the workplace.
Course units
These are the units you will study over the duration of the course:

Health and safety in building services engineering: you will acquire the essential health and safety knowledge and skills to demonstrate best practice in a building services engineering environment and an awareness of relevant legislation.

Electrical principles and processes for building services engineering: you will gain the knowledge and understanding to work safely with types of electrical supplies, earthing systems and components used in domestic building services, using tools and equipment to demonstrate safe isolation, use of temporary continuity bonds, simple wiring tasks and identify basic faults.

Scientific principles for domestic, industrial and commercial plumbing: you will look at the basic scientific principles applied to domestic, industrial and commercial plumbing systems. You will be introduced to pressure, force, flow, temperature, electricity and gas and heat transfer methods.

Common plumbing processes: you will develop the knowledge, understanding and skills of common plumbing processes through basic preparation tasks and the measuring, bending and jointing of tubes with the appropriate tools.

Cold water systems: you will explore direct and indirect cold water systems, pipework, maintenance requirements, fault recognition and back flow prevention. This unit also provides you with the knowledge and experience of carrying out commissioning tasks.

Domestic hot water systems: you will gain the knowledge and practical experience in fitting different types of domestic hot water systems and components. This unit also provides you with the knowledge and experience of carrying out installation and commissioning tasks.

Sanitation: you will gain the knowledge, understanding and skills of common sanitation systems. You will also be introduced to common sanitary installations and associated installation practices.

What next?
Bringing in more than £7 billion in the UK and growing, construction is big business. It’s challenging, and very fast moving, but also a fantastic place to be building a future career! The sector is famed for its endless options to learn new trades and skills, making it an exciting and interesting working environment. As a construction worker, opportunities to develop your area of expertise are plentiful, whether through a formal apprenticeship at our custom built facility in Bicester or full-time employment. There is the prospect of progressing up the career ladder or even starting your own business . If you have completed a full time study programme with us there is scope to continue studying with us at a higher level, our courses range from Level 1 to Level 3 and the entry criteria is available on this page.
Entry criteria
4 GCSES at Grade 3 including English or Maths OR a Level 1 pass in a related subject plus English or Maths, and both English and Maths must be at least grade 2 / Level 1 Functional Skills.
Fee information
In addition to the main course fees given below there is an additionnal cost of £50 for PPE/equipment/clothing and £35 for books. (Costs are given for guidance only.)

As part of your course we may organise trips to assist you with your learning. Trips are optional, and you will not be penalised if you choose not to participate.

There are bursaries available to help you with other course costs. Call 01235 216 212 for more information.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated and we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions staff on 01235 555 585 to discuss your options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

Course fees

16-18 Fee:

Tuition Fee: £0.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00

19+ Fee:

Tuition Fee: £0.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00

19+ Reduced Fee:

Tuition Fee: £0.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00

Qualifications received
On completion of this course you will receive a City and Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing with Pass, Merit or Distinction grades for the individual units of study based on your performance.
Learning & method assessment
Plumbing skills are not something you can learn from a book. At Abingdon & Witney College it’s about ‘hands on’ learning. Fully equipped with the latest equipment and materials and staffed by our expert industry professionals, there is no better place to start your career. The majority of the course is based around practical assessments, with the underpinning knowledge assessed with written question papers and some online assessment. You will also study GSCE or Functional Skills Maths and English to support your entry to employment or further study.
User skills
Your time training at the Skills Centre will be packed with intensive practical experience and maximum working time with the materials and tools of your chosen trade. As well as practical skills you will obtain a range of transferable skills including written and oral communication, team work and self-directed learning.