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Level 2

Plumbing Studies – Level 2 Diploma


The Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing Studies is an exciting and intensive course that will teach you the fundamental knowledge and skills involved in a range of plumbing activities.

You will learn about the key methods, materials, processes and principles used in plumbing. Common plumbing processes that are required include teaching you how to interpret diagrams, prepare tubes and fittings for joining, perform fixing of clips and operate power tools.

Hot and cold water are key topics that will teach you how to fit types of domestic water systems and components. You will learn about the water distribution, water supplies, the pipework used in domestic systems, how to test and decommission, maintain and install water systems and components.

The level two diploma explores common sanitation systems, including toilets, wash basins, sinks and cisterns. You will learn the requirements for installing sanitary appliances and be able to install them by the end of your course.

The central heating unit will introduce you to the domestic central heating systems installed in domestic dwellings. We also cover above ground drainage systems.

We provide an industry focused and practical environment for you to develop your skills and knowledge. We have lecturers and instructors who have experience of working in the industry. We have four plumbing workshops that are spacious and well equipped.

The structure of our programmes follows clear educational aims that are expected from the awarding bodies. These are all outlined in the programme specifications which include further details such as the learning outcomes.

You can find out more by visiting the City & Guilds website –


The following sets out some of the most common entry requirements. However, each application is reviewed on its individual strengths and merits.

You may have previously completed the Level 1 Plumbing Diploma, though this is not a formal requirement.

GCSEs – You should have achieved GCSE (or equivalent) Maths or English with at least a grade 4 (or grade C) and at least a grade 3 in the other, to be able to join this Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing.

A positive attitude, enthusiasm towards learning, interest in plumbing and good attendance is also important.

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