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Plumbing & Gas Fitting Apprenticeship Level 2
Study Mode
Full Time 
Workbased Assessment and Coursework 
Construction & Building Services 
Course Code:
Entry Requirements
4 GCSEs grades A* - E. You will also need to gain a suitable employer.

Plumbing & Gas Fitting Apprenticeship Level 2

With a Plumbing Apprenticeship, you will learn about the installation and maintenance of plumbing systems and components.

About the Course

This is a two year Apprenticeship course. You will need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week, which includes a one day a week attendance at college. Functional Skills qualifications will be delivered during your time in college.

You will also take a certificate in basic plumbing skills, covering safety, cold water and hot water systems, sanitation, central heating and commissioning and de-commissioning of plumbing systems. Also you will learn about maintaining a safe working environment when undertaking non-complex plumbing work activities. At Level 3 there will be an option to study a gas qualification (ACS) including working with boilers. You will continue to develop the skills learnt at Level 2 and work on more complex plumbing systems, un-vented hot water and water regulations. You could be working in either a domestic or commercial setting to develop your skills as a plumber/gas fitter.

The day you are in college you will practice and develop the skills acquired in the workplace. You will be doing some workshop sessions and some theory sessions learning about how to do new tasks. There will also be some practical assessment tasks that take place at college. You will have chance to work on your portfolio and write up what you have learnt on the job. 

You are encouraged to look for your own placement. The College will help to find a suitable placement but the emphasis is on you to find a suitable employer.

Key Units

Key Units
  • Health and Safety
  • Cold Water Supplies
  • Hot Water Systems
  • Central Heating Systems
  • Drainage & Rainwater Systems

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs grades A* - E. You will also need to gain a suitable employer.


  • Practical Assessments
  • Exams

Where does this Lead

You can progress onto the Level 3 Apprenticeship in Plumbing (including Gas) or into employment. 

Future Opportunities

As a plumber, you could find yourself working in many different places – from construction sites to residential homes.

Tell Me More

Will this course suit me?
An ideal student for this course is one who is motivated and enthusiastic. You must be prepared for hard work as it can be physically demanding working in a variety of environments in all sorts of weather. You must be good with your hands and be prepared to get dirty. You must be able to work both individually as well as in a team. Understanding technology and engineering principles will also be essential. Be aware you may have to travel to get to your work placement.

Qualification Titles
  • NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing (progressing onto Level 3 Diploma in Plumbing - including gas).
  • Rights and Responsibilities
  • Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths, English and ICT

Extra Costs

For this course you will be required to own PPE/work-wear, which you will need for your placement and any workshop sessions at college.