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Plumbing (Level 2 Apprenticeship)

City and Guilds
Apprenticeships & Traineeships

Course Overview

Plumbers install complex cold/hot water, sanitation and heating systems. Plumbers can work across many industries, including Gas, Renewables and Oil. Plumbing is well recognised as a necessary skill for the future economy and the rewards are high for those that produce quality work. Our students are constantly encouraged to produce a level of work that will propel them into a successful career. As a NWRC student you may participate in a range of enrichment programs within the duration of your course. The majority of our students successfully complete the level 2 Plumbing apprenticeship, progress and remain in fulltime employment. Students also have the opportunity to compete in Regional and UK Competitions.Students who enter programme without Maths, English and ICT at grade C or above must also attend additional essential skills which allows for progression to Level 3. Please note that the Plumbing qualifications is undergoing reform which may result in the awarding body differing from the that in place currently. To note the awarding body of the Plumbing Qualification may change in term 24/25.
  • Start Date
    2 Sept 2024
  • Study Mode
    Full-Time
  • Duration
    2 Years
  • Campus
    Springtown

Available Sessions

  • Course
    Campus
    Type
    Start Date
    Fees
  • Course: City and Guilds Level 2 Apprenticeship NI Plumbing
    Campus: Springtown
    Type: Full Time
    Start Date: 02/09/2024
    Fees:
    -

Course Offering

  • Site location Springtown
Two young female students walking and laughing together

Course Modules

  • Apply safe working practices in building services engineering working environment
  • Pipework Processes
  • Central Heating
  • Environmental Technologies
  • Scientific principles
  • Hot water installation
  • Cold water installation
  • Electrical Safety
  • Sanitation and drainage
  • Install and maintain domestic plumbing and heating systems
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Entry Requirements

UK Requirements

GCSE Maths and English at Grade C or above. You must also have employment with a N.Ireland registered company confirmed. Applicants without ICT @ Level 2 must commit to additional class for this to be achieved in the first year of programme. Applicants that require Ess. skills must have written consent from their employer that they will be released during the day form work to attend these classes as they may be run on a different day to normal vocational class. PT evening ICT classes @nwrc available prior to September 2024.

ROI Requirements

Leaving Certificate English and Maths at Grade O5 or above. You must also have employment with a N.Ireland registered company confirmed. Applicants without ICT @ Level 2 must commit to additional class for this to be achieve in first year of programme. Applicants that require Ess. skills must have written consent from their employer that they will be released during the day form work to attend these classes as they may be run on a different day to normal vocational class. PT evening ICT classes @nwrc available prior to September 2023.

Additional Requirements Prior to Entry

Attendance at Information Session

Work Placement

You are employed so you attend NWRC 1 day per week to complete the Level 2 qualification and you will also be assessed on site by NWRC Assessor. You may also be required to attend college on days outside of the normal class day should Ess. skills be required.

Fee Information

  • Additional Fees
  • Uniform - PPE required for workshop activities safety boots & overalls college cover the cost

What's Next?

Further Study

On successful completion of the Level 2 it is possible to progress to a Level 3 Apprenticeship. Further options including the Higher National Certificate; Higher National Diploma; NEBOSH; Degree options HE.

Career Prospects

Many plumbers progress to design, consultancy, teaching and management, making the plumbing and heating industry a career with a long-term future. Salary depending on where you work or if you are employed/self-employed you can earn a good hourly and weekly wage. London and big city plumber’s wages can exceed the average wage of £15,000 to £40,000. If you work hard and are recognised as a good plumber, your earnings will give you a good standard of living.

Enquiry

  • Image of Paul Cotton (Strabane)
    I studied Level 2 Maths and English and successfully passed both. It was a great course, and it was great working in a smaller group. I’ve made friends for life and I’m considering progressing to another part-time course with the College.
    Paul Cotton (Strabane)
  • Image of ROE (Roisin Donald)
    The College has helped me become a better musician. I started at NWRC, now I'm supporting Robbie Williams at Hyde Park!
    ROE (Roisin Donald)
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