Plumbing (Evening Part Time) – Level 2 Diploma
Level: 2 | Duration: 1 Year | Start Date: September
Details: To be confirmed
What is this course about?
The course will cover the following topics: Complex Hot and Cold water Systems. Sanitation, Central Heating and Gas Installation. You will install and commission systems. You will fit systems in a workshop setting and then check that operate correctly and efficiently. You will learn to fault find and diagnose system faults. There is an amount of electrical knowledge required to complete the course at Level 3. Studies include the relevant legislation including, gas, electrical, building regulations. You will also study the codes of practice that must be adhered by people working within the industry.
Why choose this course?
Our new purpose built workshops at the Kingsway Campus has been developed to accommodate all of the necessary facilities and equipment you could hope for to achieve the best results. Our team of lecturers and assessors are experienced in all types of Plumbing and have a wealth of knowledge to pass on to our learners. As part of your studies it is expected that you will undertake some work experience in the community and this will add to your experience of work situations.
Age 16-18 – 4 x GCSE’s Grade 9-3 (A*-D) including English language and maths.
Age 19+ – Level 1 qualification in English and maths or be working at L1 English and maths at our assessment.
What will I learn on this course?
The learner will learn about different types of plumbing systems including cold, hot, central heating, sanitation and drainage. The learner will learn to plan and design these systems. The learner will also learn how these systems should be set up to run properly, efficiently and safely. The learner will work on these systems in the workshop and test areas. This will be supplemented with classroom based activities that study the theoretical aspects. Work in class includes written assignments and on line exams that must be completed successfully to qualify.
The College has a full enrichment programme and all learners are expected to make the most of their time with us, why not enjoy your free time with your tutor group. New enrichment activities include; sport remote control model racing and mini caravan building.
How will I be assessed?
Practical assessment is carried out on a regular basis throughout the course. They have to be completed to a standard set by City and Guilds. Each assessment is marked and feedback is given to the learner at the time. At the end of the course each learner has completed a written record of their achievements that contains the details and evidence of the practical tasks that they have completed.
There are also written exams that have to be passed which are completed at the end of each training module. The learner must pass these exams to qualify. At Level 3 there are a number of timed written assignments that have to be successfully completed to qualify.
What will this course lead on to?
The course is designed as an advanced level that will teach the skills and processes required to pursue a career in Plumbing as an apprentice or trainee plumber. It builds on the level 2 Plumbing Qualification and it supports the requirements that are needed to complete a plumbing apprenticeship.
Are there any costs associated with this course?
Each learner will require Riverside College Hi Vis Polo T-shirt Overalls, safety boots, drawing and writing equipment. The learner will require two ring binder with note paper. The learner will need to buy at least two text books that will cost in the region of £25 each.
(Aged 19+) Course fee: To be confirmed for 2020 (Fee in 2019 was £1,995)
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This course can be paid in instalments.
You will work in newly built workshops and modern classrooms with excellent IT facilities. The workshops have installation bays and assessment equipment in line with City and Guilds standards for you to use daily on your training and assessment. You will have the opportunity to use modern state of the art tools, facilities and instruction to develop your practical skills.
- Lectures 0
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 50 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 0
- Assessments Yes