Plumbing - Level 3

Course Code: CM1FE254

Next available course:

Start DateLocationDuration
02/09/2019Bispham Campus1 YearApply

Course Overview

This industry-recognised qualification follows on from the Plumbing Level 2 course, allowing you to extend your knowledge and experience of plumbing. The course delivers an understanding of complex tasks such as domestic gas supply, hot and cold water systems, central heating, sanitation and draining systems. Successful completion leads to relevant employment within the industry or you might wish to develop your skills further with a higher-level qualification.

Entry Requirements

You should have successfully completed the Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing.

If you are a year 11 student applying for this programme, we will compare your GCSE results with the minimum target grades set for you by your school. This will help us decide whether this is your most suitable programme of study. Other students, including those from outside the area, will have an opportunity to discuss their qualifications and experience to make sure they too are studying at the right level. For some programmes, we might need to observe you carrying out certain practical tasks before we can make you an offer.

Qualification Obtained

Diploma in Plumbing Studies

Essential Skills – English and Maths

If you achieve a grade 3 in GCSE Maths or English you will have to work towards re-sitting these subjects as part of your main study programme. At B&FC, this won’t delay your career journey because you’re working towards these subjects at the same time as your chosen subject.

Career Options and Progression

Modules and Assessment

Teaching and Learning Methods

Expert tutors use a variety of teaching methods to support you in developing relevant skills and an in-depth understanding of safe working practices. A typical week consists of 12.5 hours' timetabled time, 70% of which is practical and 30% theory. Practical sessions take place in our newly extended construction skills centre, with the theory side being taught in class.

If you have not already achieved GCSE Maths and English at grade 4 (previously grade C) or above, you will need to continue with your studies in these subjects at the appropriate level.

Work Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of further education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

Tuition Fees

Students who are 18 or under and resident in the EU pay no course fees. Read our tuition fees guide for students 19 and over.

Regulation and Accreditation

Terms and Conditions

Download Full Course Details