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Plumbing Level 2

  • Course Type: Diploma/Certificate

What can this course lead to?

Because this course develops the skills that employers are looking for, you can choose from a whole range of craft or technical careers and possibly continue your studies on an apprenticeship programme.

On successful completion of this course you can progress on to a level 3 course, an apprenticeship, or go into employment in the construction industry and return to study on a part–time level 3 course.


Who is it for?

This course is signed for anyone wanting to develop their career within the plumbing industry and is a natural progression route from Plumbing Level.

This course offers excellent preparation for your continued training. You will be equipped with the necessary theoretical and practical skills you will need to be able to be competent in your plumbing capabilities inline with industry standards.

What is covered?

You will carry out both practical and theory sessions and learn the art of plumbing within our specialist facilities.

You will be taught by our industry specialist tutors who will support your every step and provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed. You will learn:

  • How to carry out safe working practices in plumbing
  • How to apply environmental protection measures
  • How to apply scientific principles within plumbing

You will also be taught the roles, responsibilities and procedures in plumbing.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

A minimum grade  3/D in English (language) and grades 4/C in maths, plus two other GCSEs at grade 3/D or above.

We will review each application on a case-by-case basis to ensure you get a place on the course most suitable for you.

 Worried about your grades?

Whatever your results, we want to assure you that extenuating circumstances will be considered should you not have the grades indicated above. 

We will review each application on a case-by-case basis to ensure you get a place on the course most suitable for you.

One of the ways we do this is through a very effective ‘6 weeks to success programme’ that operates from the first day you start your course. This includes support such as (but not limited to):

  • Allowing you to change courses if you change your mind in the first 6 weeks
  • Moving you between course levels if you are finding your current level too easy / too hard
  • Incorporating English and maths GCSE resits in to your timetable if you don’t meet the grades you need
  • One-to-one reviews with your academic tutor to ensure you are progressing and achieving well


Start date: 02/09/2024

Course Code
1 Year

Full-time courses are fully funded for 16 to 18-year-olds. For age 19+, various funding options are available.

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Studying at Peterborough College has taught me that I can achieve great things and now I feel I can achieve a lot more. I cannot wait to get to University!

Saleh Ali
Construction and the Built Environment Extended Diploma Level 3

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