Make the most of these extraordinary times and gain a nationally-recognised qualification. A short online course is a significant first step to improving your skills and achieving your career goals.
The growing plumbing industry offers financially rewarding careers. This course will give you the practical skills, confidence and underpinning theoretical knowledge to kick-start your career in the plumbing industry or prepare you for an apprenticeship.
As well as practical skills you will also learn how to promote yourself as a plumber and win jobs and contracts in domestic, industrial and commercial plumbing.
In addition, you will learn about the structure of the construction industry, health and safety and site preparation.
The course includes work experience, enrichment activities and project work to prepare you for a successful career as a professional plumber.
In order to start this course at Level 2, you must have completed a Level 1 Plumbing Foundation or Diploma and have two GCSEs grade 9-2 (A*-F) or equivalent.
After Level 2, you can progress to a Level 3 qualification as an apprentice or seek employment. A Level 3 qualification is required to become fully qualified.
Future careers include:
- Self-employed plumber
- Heating engineer
- Hot and cold water systems designer
- Air-conditioning and refrigeration
- Site manager
You will be assessed throughout your course via practical activity observations, academic coursework and industry placements. Assessments are based around ‘real-life’ projects and industry or workplace scenarios including work experience. Your final grade will be awarded as pass, merit or distinction.
*FREE* Online short courses
The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.
How to apply
Once you have created an account, you can easily apply to your chosen course and track the status of your application at any time.
HOW THE APPLICATION PROCESS WORKS
Set Up Your Account
You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.
Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.
Application Review Meeting
Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.
Accept Your Place
Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.
Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.