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York College


This qualification allows the candidate to learn practical training and assessment skills. You will study a combination of practical and theory lessons which will build your knowledge of Plumbing studies to awarding body standards.

Entry Requirements

Good standard of functional English and Maths, plus time available to undertake home study during the course (recommended seven hours a week).

Dates and Times

11th September 2018 - 3rd July 2019

Tuesday and Wednesday 6.00pm - 9.00pm

Course Content

Practical training and assessment within college plumbing workshop in the following:

  • Health and safety
  • Electrical Safety
  • Plumbing processes
  • Hot and cold water systems
  • Central heating (pipework)
  • Sanitation and drainage

Teaching Method(s)

This course will consist of a mixture of Practical and Theory lessons. Your experienced tutors will deliver both the practical skill and the underpinning knowledge to ensure you build confidence and understanding in your chosen discipline.

Exams and Assessments

Home study in preparation for nine online multi-choice exams.


City and Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing Studies.


Frequently Asked Questions

Will I be fully qualified after this qualification?

No you will need to be employed in the industry as an apprentice and complete a Level 2 NVQ Diploma or convert an existing Level 2 Diploma to an NVQ via the completion of an on-site portfolio. This will then need to be monitored and assessed from one of our tutors/assessors.


Employment in the industry as a plumber's mate, or Level 2 Apprenticeship (this qualification can count towards half the work required to complete the full Level 2 Apprenticeship).

Course Fees


Courses costing more than £100 can usually be paid for in instalments. Please contact the College for details.

How to Apply

If you wish to study this course you do not need to fill out an application form, simply call our Admissions Team on (01904) 770397 or visit our friendly team of advisors in the InfoZone, located behind the main reception desk.




Contact Us

If you have any questions about this course or any aspects of studying at York College please email or call (01904) 770770.

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