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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

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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 2020/21 (August 2020 – July 2021). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2021/22.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)

Please note; this course is run throughout the year. If you would like to apply, please complete an application form and we'll be in touch with a date for you to start the course.