Plumbing Level 2 16-18 Full Time

Level 2 – GCSE or BTEC or NVQ Level 2 Equivalent

Subject Area Construction and Built Environment

School  Construction, Leisure and Sport

Attendance  Full-Time


This course is suitable for anyone who has successfully completed Level 1 Diploma Plumbing who wish to progress further in the plumbing trade.

This course runs on the following dates:

Start Date: September 2019. For further information, please call 0191 200 4000 or email
Duration: 35 Weeks
Venue: Rutherford Building, Rye Hill Campus

Who is course for

This course is designed as a progression route for Level 1 Plumbing students who wish to progress their plumbing skills to the next level.

Qualification Gained

City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing and Domestic Heating.

How to Apply


Click on the "Apply for this course" button at the bottom of this page.

In Person

Come along to our Student Services Office, located within Armstrong House. Alternatively, visit an Open Event at our Rye Hill Campus, click here for dates and times.


What You Learn

Course Content

  • Domestic Hot and Cold Water Systems
  • Central Heating Systems
  • Sanitation Systems
  • Environmental Technologies
  • Gas Safety

Learning Methods

A combination of practical and theory sessions. This will incorperate a range of learning styles in order to engage learners to enable successfull achievment of the course.

Assessment Methods

Assessment will be carried out throughout the course by qualified assessors.

This will include practical and theory assessments, laid down by the awarding body,

Practical synoptic tests

On-line and paper based exams

Progression Opportunities

Level 3 Diploma in Plumbing or an apprenticeship.


Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities in the construction industry.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should already have achieved a Level 1 Diploma in Plumbing.

Students should be keen and enthusiastic with a desire to fully complete the course.

If English is not your first language, you will need to pass an English Test with a score of 5.5.

Further Information

If you have a query about this course or would like advice on your study options, you can contact Student Services by using the LiveChat function on this page, by emailing or by telephoning 0191 200 4000. We are currently open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm.


Additional Course Costs

All students in the Construction Academy will be required to wear a branded uniform which consists of items listed below, it can be obtained from ARCO. Learners from a low income household may qualify for the cost of the uniform to be covered by the Learner Support Fund, please see  for details.
Those who qualify for support from the Learner Support Fund please do not order your own uniform.

1 x high viz vest
1 x safety glasses
1 x pair of safety boots
1 x polo shirt
1 x trousers
1 x sweatshirt
Total cost £42.30

16 to 18s

Tuition is free for learners aged 16 to 18. A learner will continue to be eligible for free tuition for the duration of their qualification, this includes Year 2 of a qualification if the learner was aged 16-18 when they started in Year 1. Additional financial support may also be available for full-time learners, please call our Student Services team on 0191 200 4000 for more information.