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Plumbing and Domestic Heating Level 2

Course Overview

This course will take you through the required knowledge and craft skills required for a career in plumbing and heating. The course splits into two, with half theory and half practical. This course is ideal for you if you want to move into the plumbing and heating industry but do not yet have an employer in the industry.

What topics are covered?

Topics include:

  • Safe working practices in building services engineering
  • Communicating with others within building service engineering
  • Applying environmental protection measures within building services engineering
  • Applying scientific principles within mechanical engineering services
  • Site preparation and pipework fabrication techniques for domestic plumbing and heating systems
  • Domestic cold water system installation and maintenance techniques
  • Domestic hot water system installation and maintenance techniques
  • Domestic central heating system installation and maintenance techniques
  • Domestic rainwater system installation and maintenance techniques
  • Domestic above-ground drainage system installation and maintenance techniques

As a full-time student at Bath College, you will follow a study programme consisting of a vocational diploma, maths and English, employability skills, volunteering and tutorial. Please visit our Study Programmes page for details.

Who is the course aimed at?

This course is suitable for anyone wishing to develop their skills in this vocational area.

What are the entry requirements?

You will need 3 GCSES at grades 3 or above and must have the following:

  • Maths 4 or above
  • English Language 3 or above

What qualifications will I gain?

Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing and Domestic Heating

Who is the awarding body?

City and Guilds

How will I learn?

There will practical workshop activities supported by classroom-based theory sessions on a 50/50 basis.

What hours will I be in college?

Three days per week, including mandatory functional skills and / or GCSE

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by practical assessment, coursework and exams:
Practical: tasks are assessed by strict criteria
Theory: each unit has an online exam to be passed, plus an overall final exam
Additional work-based units are assessed at the learner’s place of employment, if applicable

What can I do after this course?

Progress onto a Level 3 Plumbing course or short specialist courses such as: Gas, Environmental Technologies, Unvented and Vented Hot Water Systems, Water Regulations.

Are there any additional costs?

You will need to provide your own personal protective equipment (PPE), safety boots and overalls. Wearing of PPE is a mandatory requirement for workshop health and safety. Course text book to be purchased.

What funding is available?

For funding information, please refer to our Funding page.

What facilities are available?

Workshop and classroom

What organisations does the College work with on this course?

The College has strong links with local employers, helping you to find employment locally.

Which department is this course in?


Where will I need to go on my first day?

On your first day, please report to the Reception in the Roper Building at City Centre Campus.

What do I need to bring?

Paper and pen
Course Text book

Where can I find out more information?

For advice or more details please telephone 01225 312191 or email info@bathcollege.ac.uk. You may also visit our Student Advice Centre.

If you have a learning difficulty or disability, please contact Additional Learning Support to arrange additional help.

How do I apply?

Online: Click the "Apply" button and fill out an online application form.

By post: download the Full-Time Application Form and send to Student Advice Centre, Bath College, Avon Street, Bath BA1 1UP.

In person: Visit the Student Advice Centre in either of our campuses

To find out more about the application process, please go to the How to Apply page.

1 review for Plumbing and Domestic Heating Level 2

  1. 5 out of 5

    Studied Level 2 Plumbing at Bath College from 2013 – 2014. It was and amazing course, it opened some many doors for me. The standard of teaching and support was brilliant and I would encourage anyone wanting to study plumbing or going in to the construction/engineering industry to do it with Bath College… Best 6-7 months of my life (I completed the course early).

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