Title | The Technical Academy - East Durham College

Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing & Heating

This course provides the opportunity to start developing the practical skills and theoretical knowledge required to become a plumber.

Entry Requirements
At least four GCSE`s at grade C or above are required to enrol on to the Level 2 Diploma.

What areas are covered by the course?
This qualification comprises of three common mandatory units:

  • Key plumbing principles
  • Common plumbing processes
  • Central heating system (pipework only)
  • Environmental awareness in plumbing

The course then goes on to cover the following:

  • Non-fusion thermal joining techniques
  • Pipework fixing
  • Bending and joining methods
  • Pipework systems

How is the course taught?
This course is delivered entirely at The Technical Academy using classrooms and workshop facilities. Students will participate in lectures, practical work, tutorials, private study periods, projects and assignments.

How is the course assessed?
This course is assessed through written, practical assignments and online exams.

Length Of Course
One year.

Progression / Career opportunities
Following succcessful completion of the Level 2 Diploma students can progress on to a range of Level 2 and Level 3 courses , such as the Level 3 Diploma in Gas, or an Apprenticeship. These can lead to employment as a central heating plumber.

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