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Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at grade D (grade 3) or above including English, maths and science, or a relevant Level 1 qualification, plus a good school report commenting on attendance, punctuality, behaviour and commitment.

Who is the course for

This course qualification is designed for those learners who may have a limited prior knowledge and understanding of the plumbing sector but have the ability to achieve a fundamental level plumbing qualification.

Course Content

This qualification covers a wide range of subjects required by the plumbing industry including: .

  • Heath and safety
  • Scientific principles
  • Pipework fabrication techniques
  • Domestic hot water systems
  • Domestic cold water systems
  • Domestic central heating systems
  • Above ground drainage
  • Electrical systems within the plumbing industry

Study Methods

Combination of Lectures and Workshop sessions, Tutorials, Private study projects and Assignments.

How is the course assessed

On-line exams and simulated Practical assessments.

Where next - Further Studies

C&G Level 3 Diploma in Plumbing Studies or C&G Level 3 Diploma in Gas Utilisation.

Where next - Job Opportunities

You can gain employment as a domestic plumber, installing central heating systems, maintaining central heating,

fire protection systems or installing and maintaining gas, oil and solid fuel pipework and appliances.

More Information

For further information, please contact our Information, Advice and Guidance team on 01895 853333 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Last updated: 9 November 2016.

How to Apply

To apply for a course choose one of these methods:

  • Online - click the Apply Now button, fill out the form and submit
  • Post - download an application form here , or use the form in the prospectus. Fill it out and return it to:

Student Records/Admissions, Uxbridge College, Park Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1NQ.

When we have received your application we will contact you to arrange an interview time.

Uxbridge Campus: Course Starting Mon 04 September 2017

Starts: 04/09/2017

Duration: 1 Year(s)

Where: Uxbridge Campus

When: Monday-Friday 09:00 to 17:00