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Plumbing: Level 2 City & Guilds Diploma

The Mayor’s Construction Academy (MCA) Quality Mark identifies and recognises high-quality construction skills training provision in London.Nescot has been accredited with the prestigious MCA Quality Mark for the second year running, in recognition of the quality of our construction provision.

Course information

Course Summary

This course is for candidates who want to work as plumbers in the building services engineering sector. It allows candidates to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in the plumbing sector.

Course Code:N2000
Study Type:Full Time
Academic Level:Level 2
Awarded by:City&Guilds
Course Length

Full time - One year

UCAS Course Code0
Course Detail

Mandatory Units:

  • Health and safety in building services engineering
  • Electrical principles and processes for building services engineering
  • Scientific principles for domestic, industrial and commercial plumbing
  • Common Plumbing process
  • Cold water systems
  • Domestic hot water systems
  • Sanitation
  • Central heating systems
  • Drainage systems
  • Understand how to communicate with others within building services engineering

For all candidates on the full time programme of study who do not hold GCSE English and Maths at grade C or above will study English and Maths Functional Skills alongside their main programme of study.

Course Fees

Fees for 2022/23: £3,135

Please note:

  • Fees are for 2022/23 and relate to home and EU students
  • Students aged 16 to 18, or those aged 16 to 24 who have a valid EHCP, and are studying Further Education courses are not normally charged for course fees
  • For more information about financial support, please click here.

Essential Personal Protective Equipment and book: approximate cost £75

Entry Requirements

New Students

You must have GCSE English and maths at a minimum of Grade 4 in one, and Grade 3 in the other.

We also require a good reference from your school alongside your application.

Progressing students

Level 1 in Plumbing plus English and maths. A satisfactory reference for attitude, behaviour, attendance and punctuality.

How to Apply- Please complete an application form and we will invite you in for an interview with a member of the plumbing team.

Priority will be given to progressing students at main enrolment.

Your Next Steps

Candidates who successfully complete Level 2 and wish to continue their studies in Plumbing may progress on to a NVQ or Level 3.

Potential career routes in the Plumbing industry:

  • Bathroom and kitchen installations
  • Gas engineer
  • Heating & ventilation engineer
  • Pipe fitter
  • Plumbing
  • Refrigeration & air conditioning engineer
  • Building suppliers
  • Start your own business
  • Work for a small or large construction business
Other Information


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Last updated - 02/11/2021