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Plumbing Level 3



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What does this course involve?

You’ll learn the skills needed to progress in the field of domestic plumbing and heating. Our Study Programme will equip you with the core units needed when entering employment and progressing to an NVQ. As well as covering practical techniques and skills, you will cover theory subjects such as: plumbing process, scientific principles, hot and cold water, central heating, above and below ground drainage, electrical and renewable technologies.

You can look forward to the chance to take part in national Skill PLUMB competitions and on the job training exercises and assessments. You will need to complete the four additional units required if you wish to achieve the NVQ. This Study Programme will include English and maths at an appropriate level, and it will support the development of skills towards employability and suitability to progress onto the next level of study.


What qualifications do I need?

4 Cs or 4s including English at level 3 and maths at level 5 and a relevant full level 2.


You will learn through practical sessions in our workshops and assessment will be through written work and online tests.

Fees & Costs

If you are 16-18yrs old at the start of the Study Programme, it will be free.
There may be additional payments required for trips, visits and other materials.
For adult learners (over 19) financial support towards the costs of your Study
Programme may be available. Eligible students may be able to get help with
course related costs such as travel, equipment and childcare.

Please contact Support Services for confirmation of all Study Programme fees

Dover Campus 01304 244333 (or e-mail

Please note: For those claiming state working age benefit this course is
classed as part-time.


On successful completion you could choose to move onto study at a higher level or seek an Apprenticeship within the plumbing and heating industry.

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