Intermediate Diploma In Plumbing Studies

Gain The Skills Needed To Become A Trade Professional

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Study Type
Full Time
Study Tier
Intermediate
Start Date
13/09/2021
Duration
TBC
Coordinator
Les Maxwell

Entry Requirements

The Isle of Wight College has standard entry requirements for full-time college courses, depending on the level of the course to be studied.

There may be additional entry requirements for a small number of specialist courses. If this course is one of these specialist courses, additional entry requirements will be stated below.

WHO IS THE COURSE FOR?

This course is for those wishing to follow a career in areas such as Plumbing, Heating and Gas Installation.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

The course is made up of 10 mandatory units:

  • Cold Water Service
  • Hot Water Service
  • Basic Domestic Hot Water Heating Systems
  • Plumbing Principles and processes
  • General Site Safety Awareness
  • Basic Domestic Plumbing practice
  • General plumbing maintenance
  • Electrical Principles
  • Sanitation
  • Communication

FUNCTIONAL SKILLS

As part of this course you will attend 1 lesson per week in one of the following subjects;

  • English
  • Maths

These classes will be with subject specialists and delivered at a level to suit you.

ENHANCEMENT

City & Guilds Diloma in Plumbing is a full time course that could be completed prior to progressing to an NVQ in plumbing. In order to do this you will need to have gained employment in the plumbing industry.

Work Experience

Work placements and any work experience are highly desirable but subject to availability.  All candidates are expected, and encouraged, to do their best to gain purposeful work experience during their course.  We will do all we can to assist in finding suitable opportunities.

The timetable is designed to give all candidates the opportunity to complete at least 36 hours of work experience within the academic week.

EXTRA ACTIVITIES

The College can offer a variety of additional qualifications and activities beyond the core course requirements. All students are invited to complete additional qualifications.

HOW WILL I LEARN?

Attendance is a minimum of two and a half days per week, though timetables and attendance patterns may vary. To gain the awards candidates must be successful in all the occupational units including key skills. Generally there is a requirement for completion of practical exercises and knowledge assessments for each unit. It will be your responsibility to update your record book which will show evidence of your experience and achievements. The course is structured and delivered by continuous assessment of practical work which is internally assessed plus theory multi-choice on line exam which is assessed by City and Guilds.

WHAT CAN  THIS COURSE LEAD TO?

  • Apply problem solving techniques in the areas of competence covered
  • Understanding the principles of construction
  • Develop practical skills as required by the industry
  • Basic installation of hot and cold water services
  • The workings of basic domestic central heating systems
  • Basic above and below ground drainage
  • NVQ 2 Plumbing, if there is adequate work based evidence to support assessment

Note: Entry to Level 3 is by the satisfactory completion of Level 2 together with the NVQ 2 Plumbing, with a reasonable report from your Tutor, along with a good attendance record and employment in the plumbing industry

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

* Please note these fees are subject to change *

Essential materials, books and equipment. You will be expected to provide yourself with:

  • Overalls and safety footwear (£50 approx.)
  • 45° & 60° set squares, scale rule, calculator, writing materials (£15 approx.)
  • Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing – ISBN 878085193 2095 (£20 approx)

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