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Entry Requirements

  • Plumbing 6035 Level 3: requires candidates to hold a Level 2 Plumbing 6035 certificate

  • Diploma in Gas Utilisation 6014-04: core skills and knowledge. Does not require any prior trade specific qualification. However, a Level 2 Plumbing qualification would be an advantage. As this is a Level 3 programme candidates should be working at Level 2 maths and English.

Who is the course for

  • Plumbing 6035 Level 3 is for learners that have completed a Level 2 Plumbing 6035 programme but have not secured employment in the industry. Candidates can further their knowledge base and gain a recognised certificate

  • Gas 6014-04 is only offered at Level 3 and is available to the candidates above (6035 Level 2 completers) or to candidates that have GCSE at grade C and above or equivalent and want to learn about gas and how to become Gas Safe Registered.

Course Content

Level 3 Diploma in Plumbing Studies

Core units include:

  • Health and safety in building services engineering
  • Complex cold water systems
  • Domestic hot water
  • Central heating systems
  • Plumbing system installation planning
  • Sanitation and drainage systems
  • Career awareness in building services engineering.

Level 3 Diploma in Gas Utilisation

Core units include:

  • Health and safety in gas utilisation
  • Scientific principles in gas utilisation
  • Combustion and properties of gas
  • Buildings, services and structures
  • Gas safety.

How is the course assessed

  • Plumbing 6035: online exams and portfolio
  • Gas 6014-04: exams.

Where next - Further Studies

  • Plumbing 6035: level 3 HNC or HND in construction
  • Gas 6014-04: find a Gas Safe Registered Engineer to work with and progress onto the 6014-03. On completion you will be gas safe registered and competent in plumbing and gas or go on to HNC or HND.

Where next - Job Opportunities

  • Plumbing 6035 Level 3: finding work in the plumbing industry should not prove too difficult
  • Gas 6014-04 and with on-site experience required for the 6014-03, you will be a gas safe qualified engineer and highly employable or you can go self-employed.

More Information

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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 05 September 2016

Starts: 05/09/2016

Duration: 1 Year(s)

Where: Uxbridge Campus

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