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Plumbing Level 2 Diploma (Guildford College)

Activate Learning, In Guildford
1 year
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Course description

This plumbing course allows candidates to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in the plumbing sector.

All 16-19-year-olds on full-time programmes will be required to retake GCSE English and maths if they have not already attained a GCSE grade 4 in these subjects.

Please note: This qualification does not make candidates fully qualified plumbers. Additional training will be required.


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  • Classroom
  • Guildford

Suitability - Who should attend?

You should have achieved a Level 1 Plumbing qualification, plus Functional Skills in maths and English at Level 1 or above, or GCSE maths and English at grade 3 (grade D) or above.


Outcome / Qualification etc.

You could progress to:

  • Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Plumbing and Heating
  • Level 3 Diploma in Plumbing Studies

Training Course Content

Topics included:

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

Course delivery details

Practical and theory lessons take place in our well-equipped industry-standard workshops, led by our industry specialist lecturers. You may be required to do some study outside of the hours spent in college.


The theory classes are formal lessons followed by BPEC online exams in stages. For practical work, overalls and protective footwear are required. It is highly recommended that students purchase books to assist in their studies – from a reading list provided at the start of the course.

Activate Learning
Oxford City Centre Campus
Oxpens Road
OX1 1SA Oxford Oxfordshire

Activate Learning

Activate Learning is a forward-thinking education group that aims for far-reaching, progressive change and impact through learning. We work with learners as individuals, helping them make the choice of course and career pathway that’s right for them. Our mission is to provide work-ready talent for business, and...

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