Level 2 in Plumbing Studies - Cambridge Regional College
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Level 2 in Plumbing Studies

Level 2 in Plumbing Studies

Course Information

Cambridge Campus, 02/09/2024
Level: 2
Start Date: 02/09/2024
Location: Cambridge Campus
Duration: 1 Year(s)
Type: Full Time
Code: MC1L2DPS
Cambridge Campus, 02/09/2025
Level: 2
Start Date: 02/09/2025
Location: Cambridge Campus
Duration: 1 Year(s)
Type: Full Time
Code: MC1L2DPS
About the Course

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.


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.


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

You can apply through our online application, just click on Apply.

Students who attend a Cambridge Area Partnership school should apply through the CAP application system, MyChoice@16, your school will be able to help you with this.

If you need any help with applying, please contact our Admissions Office on tel. 01223 418448 or .

Once we have received your application, you will be invited to a Welcome Event and for a guidance discussion. Through the Welcome Event you will get the chance to learn more about college and your course. When you have your conditional offer, you will be invited and required to attend new student Taster Days during the summer before the start of your course. Take control of your future and enrol on a course with CRC. Whether you've just finished your GCSEs or A Levels, already working or unemployed we can help you succeed.

Take control of your future and enrol on a course with CRC. Whether you've just finished your GCSEs or A Levels, already working or unemployed we can help you succeed.

Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information is correct, some details may be subject to change. Cambridge Regional College reserves the right to make amendments to the courses, dates, fees or other details, and to make cancellations or changes if numbers are insufficient.

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