- Plumbing level 2
- GCSE grade C in Maths/English
What are the learner pre-requisites?
Learners must have successfully completed:
- EAL Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing and Heating
and / or
- EAL Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Plumbing and Heating.
Centres should also ensure that the learners have the potential to achieve the units selected within this qualification. Learners must have the minimum ( C) and above levels of literacy and numeracy to comply with the health and safety aspects of the scheme, the completion of the learning outcomes and any assessment requirements
This qualification covers a wide range of subjects required by someone aspiring to work in the plumbing industry and includes:
- how to organise resources within BSE
- domestic cold water system installation, commissioning, service and maintenance techniques
- domestic hot water system installation, commissioning, service and maintenance techniques
- domestic central heating system installation, commissioning, service and maintenance techniques
- domestic sanitation system installation, commissioning, service and maintenance techniques
- core gas safety principles.
Who is the course suitable for?
learners who are progressing from the Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing and Heating and have the ability to achieve a Level 3 Plumbing and Heating qualification.
Development of Maths and English
Students who have not yet achieved at least a C grade in English and Maths will have to continue taking these subjects up to the age of 18, as per government requirements.
At Central Bedfordshire College Students who have a D in GCSE Maths and English will be required to retake these GCSE subjects in order to obtain at least a C grade at GCSE level.
Employability Skills Development
Your study programme includes 1 hour per week of employability skills development which includes Careers Education, support and guidance on progression opportunities.
How will the course be taught?
You will be taught by highly qualified and experienced Plumbing heating and electrical professionals who will use a wide variety of teaching methods to help you to learn and progress to the next level.
Lectures, discussions, independent research and practical tasks.
How will I know how well I am doing?
Every student has a personal tutor who will meet with their tutees on a regular basis to ensure they are making good progress. Tutors make sure that you receive regular feedback, manage your workload and meet college expectations.
Are there any additional costs?
Coming to college is a full time commitment and you will need to ensure that you have factored in the cost of travelling to college and potentially to a local work placement. We do recommend a few good resources that you can choose to purchase if you wish. We may request contributions are made to trips and outings.
What course can I do next?
You can progress onto Higher Education courses applying to study further into fields such as:
Where does this qualification lead?
If the learner gains employment or work placement the qualification can be RPLd into:
- EAL Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Plumbing and Heating
- EAL Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Heating
Where can I get further support / advice?
Contact the college on 01582 477 776 or go to our website: www.centralbeds.ac.uk
How do I join the course?
Fill in an application form and you will be invited for a presentation and interview with one of the tutors.
If you are aged 19 or over on the 31st August of the year you begin your course or if you are actively seeking employment and can provide evidence that youre in receipt of a state benefit e.g. job seekers, housing benefit- this course may be free!