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Plumbing Level 3 Diploma

This course is intended for students who want to gain the skills and knowledge to enter the plumbing industry. 

 

Exam Board: City & Guilds

STARTS SEPTEMBER

 

All students (16-18 year olds and 19+) on level 3 vocational and academic programmes will study two qualifications over the duration of their two-year course.

 

An example of this is BTEC students will study for a 90 credit qualification in the 1st year. Upon successful completion, they will be able to progress to the 2nd year and study a diploma/extended diploma qualification.

 

A level students will study AS Level in their first year and upon successful achievement will progress through to the full A Level in their second year.

 

UK and EU students aged 19 or over on 31st August directly preceding their academic year will normally be required to pay tuition fees for that year of study. Advanced Learner Loans may be available for students studying at Level 3.

 

Course fees (for learners aged 19+) may be charged as follows:

A Level programme (2 year course)
1 x A Level = £850 per annum
2 x A Levels = £1,700 per annum
3 x A Levels = £2,550 per annum

Plus registration/exam fees = £120 per A Level

 

Vocational programme (eg BTEC / CACHE / UAL)
90 credit qualification (year 1) = £2,550
Diploma/extended diploma qualification (year 2) = £2,550

 

Students who are 19+ years old with Education Health and Care Plans (EHCP) issued by the Local Authority are not required to pay course fees (ie tuition fees are free). Students will be required to provide a final copy of their EHCP provided by the LA as evidence.


  • Course details, fees and dates

    Course Code TH0EM / 10001

    Start Date Tuesday 12 Sep 2017

    How long is the course? 34 weeks

    What time does the course start? 9:00AM

    What time does the course end? 5:00PM

    When does the course run? 2 days per week TBC

    How much does the course cost? All Fees £3,785

    Are concessions available? No

  • What will I study and learn?

    Level 3 is made up of 8 mandatory units:

    • Health and safety in building services engineering, understanding the fundamental principles and requirements of environmental technology systems
    • Complex cold water systems
    • Domestic hot water systems
    • Sanitation and drainage systems
    • Central heating systems
    • Domestic gas principles
    • Career awareness in building services engineering
  • How is the course assessed?

    The course is assessed on an ongoing basis through assignments, online multiple choice tests and portfolio and practical assignments.

  • What skills will I need for the course?

    You must have achieved a level 2 plumbing qualification 6129 or 6035. You should also have an interest in this type of subject and enjoy working out practical problems.

  • What formal entry requirements will I need?

    You must have achieved a level 2 plumbing qualification 6129 or 6035.


    You must also have GCSE English and maths at grade C or functional/key skills at level 2. You will also need to have GCSE IT at grade D or level 1 functional/key skills.

  • What could the course lead to in higher education or careers?

    Once you have successfully completed this course you can apply to become an apprentice.


    The industry offers great opportunities for those with the relevant qualifications and motivation to succeed.

  • Are there any costs involved?

    All students will have to provide appropriate personal protective equipment (flame retardant overalls and safety boots/shoes) at approximately £70. You will also need to buy a calculator and memory stick. A textbook is also required at an approximate cost of £30.

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