Plumbing Level 2 16-18 Full Time

Level 2 – GCSE or BTEC or NVQ Level 2 Equivalent

Subject Area Construction and Built Environment

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 2021. For further information, please call 0191 200 4000 or email
Duration: 35 Weeks
Venue: Rutherford Building, Rye Hill Campus

Who the course is 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.


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.


Course Costs

16 to 18s

Learners are eligible for free tuition if they are aged 16-18 when beginning their studies.

If the course being applied for is a two-year qualification, you will continue to be eligible for free tuition for the remainder of the course.

If the course being applied for is two separate one-year qualifications and you begin studying year one of the course aged 18, you will be required to pay fees for the second year.

If you are aged 18 when beginning the course, it is advised that you talk to our Student Services Team on 0191 200 4000 or by email who will be able to explain the options available.

Please note, if you are applying from Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland you may be subject to different funding rules than students who live in England. Depending on your age and type of course you choose you may be liable for fees, even if you are under 19. Please contact Student Services on 0191 200 4000 to discuss your eligibility.