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Bradford College

Plumbing Studies (Adults)

Study Level
Level 2
Course Type
1 Academic Year
Start Date
September 2024
Study Mode
Trinity Green


This Level 2 qualification is for anyone who wants to work as a plumber in the building services engineering sector. You will learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in the plumbing sector. It is practical based with classroom theory sessions, so while you learn the key information you will also to put your skills into practise. Studying in our excellent facilities means that you are prepared for your next steps, whether you move onto further study or employment.

Attendance is two evenings per week (Tuesdays and Thursdays) or all day Friday for 36 weeks.

  Key Info

This course is practical based with classroom theory sessions, so while you learn the key information you will also to put your skills into practise. You will learn about health and safety in building services engineering, central heating systems, drainage systems and common plumbing principles. 

Through both practical and theory based learning, this course can prepare you for further study and work in the plumbing and engineering sector.

  Qualification Gained: City and Guilds of London Institute Diploma in Plumbing Studies

Core units:

  • 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 and hot water domestic water systems
  • Sanitation
  • Central heating systems
  • Drainage systems
  • Understand how to communicate with others within building services engineering

Entry to this course requires a Level 1 qualification in Plumbing.

Please note that you will be required to wear safety boots with steel toe caps and hi-vis vest when working in the College workshops. Prior to enrolment on the course, please make sure you have access to these resources.

The course is assessed by practical assessments and online exams for each unit. You will also carry out an assessment which requires you to install a bathroom suite.

Your course may include work experience or a work placement that could lead to the offer of a part-time or casual work, or you might work outside of your studies. Our students benefit from local site visits and trips to construction companies.

After successful completion of the course, you will be prepared to move into further study or employment in plumbing and construction.

If you are 19 years old or over you may need to pay fees for your Further Education studies.

Course fees depend on your age and course level.

You may be exempt from paying fees though, or eligible to pay a reduced fee – known as fee remission.

FE Tuition: £2,718.00 per academic year

Exam Registration: £222.00

This is representative of the most common fees scenario, but actual fees can vary depending on a number of factors. Please contact us if you need more guidance.

If you have any questions or require any additional information, please contact [email protected]

Disclaimer: Our prospectus, college documents and website are simply here to offer a guide. We accept no liability for any inaccurate statements and are not responsible for any negative outcomes if you rely on an inaccurate statement. We reserve the right to withdraw any programmes or service at any time.

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