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Plumbing Skills (Level 2 Traineeship)

Apprenticeships & Traineeships

Course Overview

The qualification is aimed at learners 16 and above who have a desire to work in the Plumbing and Heating Industry and gain full time employment. This course will provide a range of skills and learning that participants can achieve which are directly related to the domestic Plumbing and Heating industry. The students will study a broad range of topic areas that are taught and assessed over the period of the course. Over the course the students must participate in course enriching work placement and as part of the traineeship also, students will undertake and develop transversal skills and the necessary Maths, English or ICT essential skills. The successful students from this course can progress into full time employment with the necessary pre-requites.
  • Start Date
    2 Sept 2024
  • Study Mode
  • Duration
    2 Years
  • Campus

Available Sessions

  • Course
    Start Date
  • Course: Open College Network NI (OCN NI) Level 2 Traineeship Plumbing Skills
    Campus: Springtown
    Type: Full Time
    Start Date: 02/09/2024

Course Offering

  • Site location Springtown
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Course Modules

  • Health and Safety In the Plumbing Industry
  • Installing and Maintaining an Open Vented Hot Water System
  • Installing and Maintaining Cold Water Pipework Systems
  • Installing and Maintaining Sanitary Systems
  • Installing and Maintaining an Open Vented Hot Water System
  • Installing Underfloor Heating Systems
  • Planning and Preparing for the Installation of a Central Heating System
  • Plumbing Industry Processes, Techniques and Principles
  • Practical Plumbing Project
  • Sustainability in the Plumbing Industry
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Entry Requirements

UK Requirements

4 GCSEs Grades D-G to include Maths and English Grade D or above.

ROI Requirements

4 OLCs (Grade O5-O8 or above) or equivalent to include Maths and English at Grade O5 or above. Applicants presenting with a Junior Cert or Junior Cycle qualification should have attained a majority of higher-level subjects including English and Maths.

Work Placement

All Students will be offered placement as part of the Traineeship

What's Next?

Further Study

Transversal Skills, Maths-English- ICT Essential Skills

Career Prospects

This course can offer a pathway to F/T employment within the Plumbing and Heating industry. This career choice opens up many opportunities - a reliable pattern of work, self-employment, diversify into areas of Gas, Oil, Renewables, Industrial/Commercial work or progress into higher education within the building services/construction industry.


  • Image of Gary Peoples
    I am now Operations Manager at the City Hotel. Anyone thinking about returning to education has nothing to worry about. I would 100% recommend the HLA process.
    Gary Peoples
  • Image of Mark McConway (Construction)
    It had been a few years since I was at college, but the help and support I received from the lecturers on my course made my time at the college enjoyable and memorable.
    Mark McConway (Construction)
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