Level 3 Plumbing
Since the day pipes, valves and tanks were first used to transport water, people have been relying on plumbing professionals to help with the installation, testing, and maintenance of their essential services. It’s a trade that’s in constant demand and offers a rewarding career, whether you choose to specialise in domestic or commercial projects.
Our Level 3 plumbing courses are the perfect continuation of your training, offering you advanced knowledge and practical skills that you can apply to a wide variety of situations. Featuring in-depth theory and specialist practical learning, they’re designed for learners who are independent, committed, and looking to advance their career in the industry.
This qualification is a part of the apprenticeshipsni framework in plumbing and domestic heating. It is designed for learners who are working as plumbers and domestic heating engineers in the building service engineering sector or wish to do so, including those in allied occupations such as designers and estimators.
You’ll learn the advanced skills and techniques needed to become a professional plumber and domestic heating engineer, as well as how to install a range of domestic hot water and central heating systems. You’ll also gain a wider understanding of the technical aspects of these systems and the associated health, safety and environmental issues.
Level 3 Plumbing – The Perfect Continuation of Your Training
Throughout the course you’ll develop skills and knowledge in a number of key areas, including health and safety, cold and hot water systems and bathroom fittings. You’ll also study the basic principles of sanitary and waste systems and the fundamental concepts in the design, commissioning, servicing and maintenance of plumbing, heating and drainage systems.
On successful completion of this qualification you’ll be awarded a Diploma in Plumbing at QLS Level 3. This is recognised as a vocational qualification that shows that you have achieved the skills, knowledge and behaviours required for your role. You’ll be assessed in your workplace through naturally occurring planned activities carried out whilst carrying out your job duties. This will be supported by your employer and approved centre staff.
The qualification will enable you to progress to an Apprenticeship in the plumbing and heating sector. It may also be possible to take on further study, such as a Higher National Certificate or Degree programme. In addition, you’ll be able to register with a scheme of registration for qualified operatives (CSCS Card) or gain employment within the industry, depending on the type of Apprenticeship standard that you follow. Depending on your chosen pathway you may be eligible for financial support via the Advanced Learner Loan or the Skills Funding Agency’s Levy Contribution. Find out more about these options by contacting your local Skills Funding Agency office. Alternatively you can speak to our student finance team at the college to discuss your options.
PVC, a type of plastic, is known for its exceptional strength, chemical resistance, and longevity. These characteristics make it an ideal choice for plumbing systems, especially in residential and commercial buildings. One of the primary advantages of PVC plumbing is its resistance to corrosion and rust, which are common issues faced by metal pipes over time. This resistance ensures a longer lifespan, reducing the need for frequent replacements and maintenance.