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Plumbing (Level 2 Apprenticeships NI)

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 with the aim of competing at World Skills. Participation in competition and winning awards enhances the student’s Curriculum Vitae and may lead to exciting employment opportunities.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.
  • Start Date
    29 Aug 2022
  • Study Mode
  • Duration
    2 Years
  • Campus

Available Sessions

  • Course
    Start Date
  • Course: Apprenticeship NI Level 2 Plumbing
    Campus: Springtown
    Type: Full Time
    Start Date: 29/08/2022

Course Offering

  • Site location Springtown
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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.

ROI Requirements

Leaving Certificate English and Maths at Grade 05 or above. You must also have employment with a N.Ireland registered company confirmed

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.

Fee Information

  • Additional Fees
  • Uniform - Personal Protective Equipment

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.


  • Image of Padraig Bannon (Construction)
    My course has opens so many doors within the Construction industry for roles in health & safety, quantity surveying, architecture and site management.
    Padraig Bannon (Construction)
  • Image of Suzanne Ramage
    When I finish my Foundation Degree I plan to progress to University and do a Bio-Medical Degree and eventually work in a forensic lab.
    Suzanne Ramage

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