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Plumbing and Domestic Heating Level 3

Course Overview

The level 3 course is for learners that are aged 19 plus that have already completed the 6035 Level 2 and would like to expand their knowledge further.

What topics are covered?

On this course, you will cover a series of units including:

  • Health and safety in building services engineering
  • Understanding the fundamental principles and requirements of environmental technology systems
  • Plumbing system installation planning
  • Complex cold water systems
  • Domestic hot water
  • Sanitation and drainage systems
  • Central heating systems
  • Domestic gas principles
  • Career awareness in building services engineering

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?

Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing and Domestic Heating or another trade-specific level 2 qualification
Trade-based assessment test

What qualifications will I gain?

Level 3 Diploma in Plumbing and Domestic Heating

Who is the awarding body?

City and Guilds

How will I learn?

There will be theory-based classroom sessions, supported by practical workshop experience (approximately a 75/25 split).

What hours will I be in college?

Up to three days per week, depending on additions and GCSE English and maths completion.

How will I be assessed?

Theory modules are assessed by online examinations, written assignments and open book short answer questions.

What can I do after this course?

You can progress to a suitable NVQ route, e.g. Level 2 or 3. Other options entail specialist training for the renewables sector, i.e. Solar Thermal or Air Source Heat Pumps, or training and assessment within the gas industry.

Are there any additional costs?

You will be required to provide suitable personal protective equipment (PPE), safety shoes and suitable work wear. This is a mandatory requirement to comply with the health and safety regulations. It is also recommended that copies of suitable literature are obtained, e.g. WRAS Guide and Level 3 Plumbing text book (publisher: City and Guilds).

What funding is available?

For funding information, please refer to our Funding page.

What facilities are available?

Classroom and workshop

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?

Pen and pad
WRAS and Level 3 City and Guilds textbook

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.

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