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What's Involved

This course is suitable for you if you have an interest in plumbing work and wish to work towards becoming a qualified plumber or are already employed in the industry.

This course can be suitable for you if you are a mature student wishing to undertake a career change.

The course provides you with the required practical and theoretical tuition. There are a number of practical tasks that you will need to carry out during the year. This is combined with a high level of underpinning knowledge in workshop/site safety and plumbing technology. It is approximately 50/50 theory/practical.

Entry Requirements

GCSE Grade 4/C in maths and English are required or another Level 2 qualification by agreement at interview.
You will also need to provide a satisfactory reference and undertake a Skillsbuilder assessment.

Where will it take me?

You can progress to a Level 3 Plumbing qualification. With this qualification it will be possible for you to get employment in the industry and the possibility of an apprenticeship.

Course Assessment Method

You will be assessed to test your knowledge and practical skills in the form of online multiple choice examinations (12 over the year) and 60 practical assessments.

You will study the following subjects:

  • Health and Safety;
  • Principles;
  • Processes;
  • Hot & Cold water;
  • Central heating;
  • Sanitation;
  • Sheet Lead work;
  • Environmental awareness;
  • Electrical Systems;
  • Customer Relations.

Where and When


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Notes About Fees

Fees shown are per year. Additional miscellaneous fees may be applicable.

Find out more by speaking to Admissions:

  • For full-time further education courses call 01708 462833
  • For part-time further education courses call 01708 462801
  • For higher education courses, or if you’re an overseas student, call 01708 462801


  • To find out if you’re entitled to support call Student Services for advice on 01708 462718 ext 2718
  • You don’t have to pay tuition or admin fees if you’re 16-18 and studying a further education funded course.
  • You need to pay higher education course fees each academic year.

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2020-21 Course Guide

Havering College Course Guide 2020/21

Ofsted 2016 Report