Course: Plumbing Level 2

Study Level

Level 2

Course Code



Great Yarmouth Campus

Lowestoft Campus


1 Year



This course mixes practical and theory lessons to provide you with the skills and knowledge you will need for a career in plumbing. You will develop your hands-on skills in our modern plumbing workshops and work through tasks and projects set by the awarding body to demonstrate your practical work. The theory sessions will provide you with the underpinning knowledge of the construction industry needed to apply your skills on site.

The Level 2 is focused on basic plumbing and heating.

No matter what level you start at, each course prepares you for the next, to allow you to progress and maximise your potential. The course is broken down into units focusing on specific areas which are then assessed. This will allow us to check your progress before the next module begins. Don’t worry! Each unit is carefully programmed and delivered to ensure you receive training appropriate for you.

During the course you will receive practical and theory lessons. In practical lessons you will work through a series of tasks or projects to develop your hands-on skills. All of the tasks that you produce are set by the awarding body to demonstrate and verify your practical skills.

The theory sessions provide you with the underpinning knowledge of the construction industry needed to apply your skills on site.

Areas covered include:

  • Health and safety in building services engineering
  • Electrical principles and processes for building services engineering
  • Scientific principles for domestic industrial and commercial plumbing
  • Common plumbing processes
  • Cold water systems
  • Central heating systems
  • Drainage systems
  • Understanding how to communicate with others within building services engineering
  • Domestic hot water systems

This course includes visits, guest speakers, training opportunities and work experience as standard. Our construction department takes part in the annual Building Apprentices’ Competition and Skillbuild regional competitions which test the skills and determination of students and apprentices.


You will need to have achieved at least a grade 4 in English and a grade 3 in maths. You will be required to attend an interview before you are accepted on to the course.


Assignments are practical and written and cover the skills and knowledge in the above units – there are various practical tasks to be completed within the practical workbook and each unit will have online, on-demand tests using multiple choice questions (e-assessment) and there will be short answer written papers.

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