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    Who is it suitable for?

    This qualification is only available to candidates working within the plumbing industry that have either completed a Level 2 Plumbing qualification or the ‘Introduction to Plumbing’ course at PGL Training.

    What’s involved?

    Candidates will complete practical assessments, written assignments and online exams for the following units:

    • Understand how to organise resources within BSE
    • Understand and apply domestic cold water system installation, commissioning, service and maintenance techniques
    • Understand and apply domestic hot water system installation, commissioning, service and maintenance techniques
    • Understand and apply domestic central heating system installation, commissioning, service and maintenance techniques
    • Understand and carry out electrical work on domestic plumbing and heating systems and components
    • Understand and apply domestic sanitation system installation, commissioning, service and maintenance techniques
    • Install, commission, service and maintain domestic plumbing and heating systems – (Work based NVQ unit)

    The Gas route involves five specific gas units covering:

    • Tightness testing, purging, commissioning and de-commissioning gas pipework in small natural gas installations, domestic and small commercial premises.
    • Specific core installation and maintenance
    • Understanding core gas safety principles for natural gas within domestic building services engineering
    • Maintaining and installing domestic gas water heating and wet central heating appliances

    If candidates have already completed the City & Guilds 6053-03 qualification, they may be exempt from some of the units above.

    Where might it lead?

    On completion of this qualification candidates may progress into employment as a qualified Plumber.

    Course duration

    12 – 18 months. Duration times will vary according to the time taken per individual to complete the workplace portfolio of evidence.

    (Please speak with an advisor for current attendance options)

    Delivery method

    A mixture of prior home study, block week theory delivery and workshop practical training and assessments. A delivery cycle will be provided

    Completion of a portfolio of evidence collected from a working environment

    Assessment methods

    Practical assessments, written assignments, online exams, workplace assessments, documented evidence of ‘real life’ jobs and witness testimonials

    Entry requirements

    Candidates must be able to demonstrate prior plumbing knowledge and experience. This may either be through the completion of the ‘Introduction to Plumbing’ course or a Level 2 Plumbing qualification or Level 3 Plumbing qualification. Candidates must be working in the plumbing industry.

    How much does it cost?

    £4600

    If the Level 3 Diploma has been completed the cost to upgrade to the NVQ Diploma is £1250