THE WLT BLOG EXCELLENCE IN TRAINING & ASSESSMENT
PLUMBING COURSES FOR NEW ENTRANTS
New entrants have a choice of qualification route depending on personal circumstances. To achieve 'qualified plumber' status, candidates must achieve and NVQ at Level 2.
Candidates not engaged in the plumbing industry should apply for the Diploma in Plumbing Studies at Level 2. Those who are already working in the industry should undertake either the NVQ Diploma or, if eligible, an Apprenticeship in Plumbing.
Diploma in Plumbing Studies (C&G 6035, Level 2)
The Diploma is designed to equip candidate with the essential skills and knowledge to enter the plumbing industry. The course covers all the underpinning knowledge (technology principles and practical skills) required to work competently as a plumber and progress to the NVQ (C&G 6189).
The Certificate is divided into 10 Core Units: Health and safety, Electrical principles, Scientific principles for domestic, industrial and commercial plumbing, Common plumbing processes, Cold water systems, Domestic hot water systems, Sanitation, Central heating systems, Drainage systems and Communicating with others within building services engineering
NVQ Diploma in Plumbing - C&G 6189 (Level 2)
The NVQ2 is a work-based qualification leading to "qualified plumber status". It is achieved by building a portfolio to demonstrate practical competence in plumbing, which is then verified on-site by a WLT assessor. To undertake the NVQ, candidates must be engaged within the plumbing industry.
Apprenticeship in Plumbing
The Apprenticeship is a government-subsidised training initiative comprising the NVQ Diploma and Functional Skills, delivered over approximately 15 months.
To book a course, or discuss your requirements, please contact us.