The two year, NVQ Level 3 plumbing and heating qualification is aimed at anyone who has already completed the Level 2 qualification, or who already has some relevant experience and knowledge. If you choose gas-related units at Level 3 you will achieve the Gas Safe license to practise on successful completion of the course. The course comprises mandatory units, including: understand and carry out electrical work on domestic plumbing and heating systems and components, Service and maintain domestic oil firing pressure jet appliances, install, commission and handover 'active' solar thermal hot water systems, know the requirements to install, commission and handover rainwater harvesting and greywater reuse systems.
This programme of study is likely to include enrichment units which are an additional component to enhance your employability.
Career Opportunities / Progression
Successful completion of this programme can help you to progress in a wide range of roles within the domestic plumbing and heating sector, including:
• Heating and ventilation engineer
• Specialised craftsperson (plumber or heating engineer)
• Project development manager
• Senior skilled operative.
Please refer to the College’s admissions criteria for Level 3 courses.
Admission to this programme will entail successful completion of a diagnostic test and interview.
Please contact us for information regarding course fees.
All fees are set in accordance with DfE regulations.