Level 3 Plumbing
Full time course
This course includes both theory and practical elements, like in the Level 2 course, but focuses on the installation and commissioning of systems. The work will include gas central heating installation, commissioning and decommissioning, unvented systems, servicing and fault diagnosis of gas appliances and the commissioning of plumbing works.
Maths and English
Those that haven't achieved grade 4 (grade C) or above in Maths and English will be given additional support to improve these skills.
All courses include opportunities for learners to experience working in a construction environment– this may be with employers, a community project or a project within the college campus. This gives learners the opportunity to develop their skills, in their chosen trade and will assist with progression choices.
In conjunction with obtaining a trade qualification and practical experience, learners will also develop other skills such as interview techniques and CV preparation ,to prepare them for the world of work.
What do I need to join?
Students wishing to undertake a Level 3 in Plumbing must have successfully completed the Level 2 Diploma.
How long is the course?
1 year, with attendance required of 2.5 days a week, which includes Maths, English, enrichment, work experience and tutorial days, to further support you in your chosen career within the industry.
How will I learn?
Practical experience will be gained in the workshop through practical activities and assessments. Underpinning knowledge will be delivered in the classroom and IT suite, where study will be interactive and informative.
How will I know how I am doing?
Targets will be set and agreed with your tutor; you will receive regular feedback and one-to-one reviews to ensure that you are on track to achieve your goals. Your practical work will also be assessed by your tutor and your portfolio will be assessed by our internal verification team. Parents can also monitor progress through the Pro Monitor portal.
Are there any extra costs?
Material fees will be required on enrolment. Financial support is available in certain circumstances– contact Learner Services for further information.
What can I do next?
Once in employment, you can study NVQ Level 3 plumbing.
What are my career options?
Be employed as a qualified plumber once the NVQ has been completed or as a heating engineer or start your own business.