Back to Courses


Course Code: MPB

Level: 3
Subject area: Construction & the Building Trades
Awarding body: EMTA
Qualification: Diploma, NVQ
Course type: Part-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: Various
When you'll study: Thursdays, 9.00am - 1.30pm

Choose A Start Date & Apply
About the course

Are you a plumber looking to upgrade your qualification to a full NVQ Level 3? This part-time course at City College Plymouth is designed to allow those with the NVQ Level 2 and the 6035 Level 3 Diploma in Plumbing to upgrade your qualification to the full NVQ Level 3 qualification in Plumbing and Heating Gas Fired Water and Wet Central Heating Systems.

What you'll learn

This course consists of on-site assessments, 11 multiple-choice gas papers, independent gas assessments, unvented hot water assessments and WRAS assessments.

Entry requirements

You will need to hold a level 3 6035 Diploma in Plumbing and an NVQ level 2 in Plumbing and Heating. You will also need to be working in the plumbing industry.


You will be assessed by 11 multiple-choice gas papers, a WRAS closed book exam, a WRAS open book exam and an unvented open book exam.

What's next?

Successful completion of this course may improve your employment prospects and give you the opportunity to progress to higher education courses.

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.


Course Code: MPB

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: Not applicable to this course

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: £3500

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18 This course is not usually available to this age group. Please contact or phone reception on 01752 305 300 for advice.
19 - 23 D(Note: If you do not have a level 3 qualification, this course may be free).
24+ D

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.