Plumbing/ Heating Level 2 Apprenticeship

19501W1/P | Pagefield Centre, Wigan
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Is this course for me?

The NVQ Diploma in Plumbing and Domestic Heating is for anyone wanting to become a qualified plumber or domestic engineer. This part time course is designed for adult learners and school leavers with employment within the plumbing industry.

What will I study?

Learners must achieve a range of units such as safe working practices, apply scientific principles, carry out site preparation, and pipework fabrication techniques, apply domestic cold water system installation, apply domestic hot water system installation and maintenance techniques, apply domestic central heating system installation and maintenance techniques plus others.

How long is the course?

You will attend College one day per week for one academic year with the remainder of your time in the workplace.

How will I be assessed?

Practical units are assessed by compiling a portfolio of set tasks which are checked by our qualified assessors. Knowledge units are assessed by ten on line examinations, work based units are assessed on site by assessors.

What qualifications do I need?

You must be employed in the industry and have a minumum of 5 GCSEs graded 9-5 including Maths. If you don't currently have an employer and would like to undertake an apprenticeship, take a look at our vacancies at www.wigan

What can I progress onto?

Progression to a Level 3 Plumbing / Heating Apprenticeship

Other Information

If you don't currently have an employer and would like to undertake an apprenticeship, take a look at our vacancies at

Course Fees

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Course fees shown are per annum (unless indicated otherwise). Courses lasting longer than one year, fees will be payable per year.

If you need advice on any financial support that may be available to you, please contact us on or phone 01942 761111

Wigan & Leigh College endeavours to ensure that the information provided in this publication is accurate at the time of going to publication. All courses are offered subject to student numbers and the College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or amalgamate any of the courses, fees, services, locations or facilities described at any time. The College cannot accept liability arising out of such changes or connected to such changes, however it will undertake to minimise disruption to students.

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