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Plumbing and Heating

Course Code: PSD3

Level: 3
Subject area: Construction & the Building Trades
Awarding body: City & Guilds
Qualification: City & Guilds, Diploma
Course type: Full-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: One year

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About the course

Expand your plumbing knowledge and strengthen your professional profile by gaining a nationally recognised plumbing qualification! This City and Guilds Level 3 Plumbing and Heating diploma is available at City College Plymouth. It is an A Level equivalent course with a study programme that will equip you with the advanced skills and knowledge to enhance your job opportunities as a plumber or plumbing and heating engineer. It covers complex plumbing and heating systems, including water regulations, unvented domestic hot water systems, energy efficiency, gas principles and environmental technology systems.

What you'll learn

Your individualised study programme will be made up of the following four areas:

  • the qualification you are studying
  • English and maths
  • work experience
  • other activities to develop your personal skills e.g. preparing you for employment, training or higher/further education.
Entry requirements

Four to five GCSEs at grades 9-4 (A*-C), including English and maths, and a level 2 diploma.

What's next?

On successful completion you may go on to complete a higher level course at the College or consider applying for an Apprenticeship in the sector. Completion of this qualification will also enhance your employability within the plumbing industry and help you to gain employment as a plumber or a trainee working on the installation, service and maintenance of complex plumbing and heating systems, including unvented hot water and central heating controls.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2018/19 (August 2018 – July 2019). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2019/20.

Although we’re not yet able to confirm the start date for this course, applications are now welcome, just complete and return an application form.