Course Information

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for adult learners whom have been working within the plumbing industry for minimum of five years, and wish to gain a recognised plumbing qualification.

What does the course involve?

City & Guilds has developed a process to assist experienced workers currently working in the industry. This enables the candidate to achieve the practical element of the combination unit(s) by submitting evidence of work activities from his/her workplace.

Any learning outcomes not covered by this process will still need to be achieved using other assessment methods required for the qualification. All the performance and knowledge unit assessments will still need to be completed in college.

What makes this course special?

  • Realistic working environment with excellent up to date facilities
  • Course flexible and content adapted to the learners needs
  • Progression on to the Level 3 6189-31 Plumbing Diploma

Placements/Work Placements

Within the plumbing industry.

Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs A – C or 9 - 4 grade.

What are the assessment methods?

NVQ portfolio internally assessed and externally verified. Formal observation in the workplace with online multiple- choice exams.

How long is the course?

Six months approximately. Depending on experience and availability of work.

What are the College attendance requirements?

Candidates complete the ‘Experienced Worker Route Template’, come into College for online tests and complete the logbook within the workplace with the support of an assessor.

What are the progression options?

Possible progression on to the Level 3 Plumbing Diploma fulltime or the Level 3 Apprenticeship.

Awarding Body

City & Guilds.

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