Cambridge Regional College - Centre of Vocational Excellence

Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing Studies

Science Park Campus, Kings Hedges Road

Course Duration:1 Year
Course Mode:Full Time
Start Date:03/09/2020
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Course Overview

This course will enable you to enter the Plumbing and Heating industry having gained in-depth skills and knowledge to prepare for an apprenticeship or work. A continuation of the pre-employment study programme following on from Level 1 Plumbing Studies; enabling the learner to enhance previously learnt knowledge in preparation for an plumbing and heating apprenticeship. The course will enable the learner to explore:

• Common plumbing processes
• Hot and cold water systems
• Central heating systems
• Principles and processes for domestic, industrial and commercial plumbing
• Technical information, drawings and schedules to install plumbing and heating systems

Health and safety is of paramount importance in all areas of the construction industry, and this will be reinforced throughout the course. Vocational core skills of English and Maths will be embedded in the programme along with specialist delivery to enable learners to reach GCSE grade 4 or equivalent standards to meet industry requirements.

On successfully completing this qualification you will be at an Improver/Plumbers Mate level.  In order to fully qualify as a plumber you will need to complete competence units to fully meet the performance criteria as laid down in the National Occupational Standards.  This is covered in the City and Guilds 6189 Level 2 and 3 NVQ Diploma in Plumbing and Heating.

In addition to the specialist skills described above, we will help you to develop a range of wider skills that will make you into a well-rounded professional who will be highly valued by employers and universities.  During tutorials we will develop your Employability skills, Personal Learning, Social and Community skills, together with your Specialist skills and qualification will give you a distinct advantage when it is time for you to progress to employment or further and higher education.



Skills you can gain include:

• Develop independent study skills, a good work ethos through work experience and gaining confidence in one's own ability to present yourself well, becoming self-employed.
• The presentation of professional documents.
• C V Writing & Successful Interview techniques.
• The importance of customer service.
• Maths and English skills needed in day to day life.
• Team working to complete projects.

Progression & Career Opportunities

Successful completion of all elements of this study programme will allow you to progress in several different ways, including;

• Gaining employment within the Plumbing industry and undertaking an Apprenticeship scheme to gain further qualifications and experience.

Entry Requirements

To access this course you will need to have completed the Level 1 Plumbing and attend an interview with the Level 2 course tutor with information regarding the course.

In addition to the entry qualifications listed, the offer of a place on the course is subject to the outcomes of initial assessment, which will be taken at the College as part of the admissions process. Please note that entry criteria may vary quite significantly between courses at the same level. This is to take account of the specific skills needed for success on particular courses, the length of the course and the requirements for progression to the next level. Entry criteria are given as a guide, and the exact requirements in order to obtain a place on a particular course will be confirmed following attendance at a Welcome Event/Interview.

Learning Assessment & Support

We want you to achieve to the very best of your ability at CRC. To make this happen we offer both learning and personal support by specialist staff tailored to meet your specific needs.

Students will need to carry out personal research to enable them to successfully complete the course and guidance on this will be given by the course tutors.
Your skills and knowledge will be continuously assessed throughout the course; additionally each unit will be assessed by end multiple choice examinations and practical tests.
Support will be provided through regular meetings with your course tutor. Specialist support is available to meet specific student needs.

How to Apply

Students who currently attend a Cambridge Area Partnership school should apply through Mychoice@16

You can also apply through a CRC Application Form or download and complete here. If you need any help with applying, please contact our Admissions Office on tel. 01223 418448.

Once we have received your application, you will be invited to attend a Welcome Event, which gives you and your parents/carers the opportunity to have a look around the College, talk to the tutors and ask any questions you may have.

Cambridge Campus Status

Huntingdon Campus Status