Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing
Full time course
This programme provides a broad-based introduction to the plumbing industry. Alongside practical and theory sessions, SGS has fantastic links with local employers who provide masterclasses and work experience opportunities. Key modules include health and safety and hot and cold water systems.
What will I study?
Health & safety
Hot and cold water systems
Maths and English
Learners who have not 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 aproject 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?
Preferably, you will have two GCSEs at grade 4 (grade C) or above, in English and maths: however, we will support you in obtaining these qualifications whilst you study for your 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?
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?
After successful completion you can progress onto Level 2 NVQ, if employed, Level 3 Plumbing or an apprenticeship.
What are my career options?
Opportunities in the building services sector include plumbing, refrigeration, air conditioning and ventilation and renewable technologies. You could also be employed as a plumbers mate.
Filton and Stroud Campuses.