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Key information

Qualification type


Course code


Career Pathway



Level 3


1 year


Blackbird Leys,
Cuddesdon Way,
Oxford, OX4 6HN

Start date

Sep 2021

New and returning learners:

Please note that due to special measures we have put in place to make our sites COVID safe, we are asking all learners to enrol with us online. If you are unable to do so we can support you over the phone, simply call 0800 612 6008. Please do not enter our college sites without a prior appointment as we are managing the number of people on site at any time to comply with social distancing measures.

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Cover the complex fundamentals of the plumbing industry with this hands-on qualification which combines theory and practice.

This course is perfect for those who want to gain and develop the vital skills to work and flourish within the plumbing industry, alongside industry experts in a college environment. You will learn the fundamentals of the plumbing industry as you build on your practical skills, as well as deepening your knowledge of plumbing with lots of hands-on practical work. As you advance, you will cover the complex fundamentals of the plumbing industry, developing the expertise and knowledge required to enter the profession. 

Your studies will include a combination of both practical and theory work via workshop activities and practical assessments in our industry standard workshops and classrooms. Facilities include the amazing Technology Campus in Blackbird Leys (Oxford), opened in 2016 following an £8m investment to create dedicated facilities for engineering, construction and building services.

What I'll learn

This course is for students looking to develop their skills within plumbing, with the aim of plumbing as a career in this area of the construction industry. You will learn the fundamentals of the plumbing industry with this hands-on qualification which combines theory and practice.


How I'll learn

The course requires you to demonstrate skills and knowledge via modular units which require underpinning expertise and understanding which will be delivered through workshop activities and practical assessment.


How I'll be assessed

You will be assessed via the successful completetion of modular units. 


Entry Requirements

Applicants for this Level 3 programme will normally have:

  • a Level 2 plumbing qualification
  • GCSEs to include English and maths at grade D or above, or Level 1 functional skills qualifications
  • the willingness to study for an additional qualification in English and/or maths

Applicants will be invited to attend an interview and complete an initial assessment. All students will have their literacy and numeracy needs supported within the programme.


How to Apply

You can apply for this programme online. Click on APPLY NOW and follow the steps below:

  • Register for our online service and verify your account
  • Log in to our website and click APPLY NOW on your chosen programme’s page to complete your application

As part of your application, you will be asked to provide us with your contact details, how your chosen programme fits with your future plans and if you require any extra support (for example, because of a disability, medical condition, learning or language support needs). 

Please include full details of your qualifications from your own country, as well as details of any English Language tests you have taken.

Printed application forms are also available.

Please contact our Careers team if you need advice and guidance to help you choose the right programme for you.