Plumbing Studies (6129)

About this level

The Level 2 Certificate in Basic Plumbing will suit you if you are interested in starting your career in plumbing or about to start an NVQ or apprenticeship in plumbing.

There are 13 core units, including:

  • cold water systems
  • domestic hot water systems
  • sanitation systems
  • central heating systems (pipework only)
  • electrical supply and earth continuity.

For a full list of units, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

Level 2 Certificate in Basic Plumbing Studies - Underpinning Knowledge tests only  (6129-26)
Last registration date:31/12/2012
Level 2 Certificate in Basic Plumbing Studies
Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation frameworkAccreditation No:100/3356/7
Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessmentType:VRQ
Credits – a measure of the size of the qualificationCredits:Data unavailable
Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commitGuided Learning Hours:495 - 495
Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issuedLast certification date:31/12/2014
Level 2 Certificate in Basic Plumbing Studies  (6129-52)
Last registration date:31/12/2012
Level 2 Certificate in Basic Plumbing Studies
Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation frameworkAccreditation No:100/3356/7
Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessmentType:VRQ
Credits – a measure of the size of the qualificationCredits:Data unavailable
Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commitGuided Learning Hours:495 - 495
Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issuedLast certification date:31/12/2014

Information & documentation

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What's involved in delivering this course?
Delivery is through practical assessments and computer-based tests. You will need the space and equipment to undertake the practical tasks and sufficient computer facilities to undertake the knowledge tests.

To deliver these qualifications you will need suitably qualified staff to carry out training and assessment.

You will also need suitable facilities to carry out the required training to enable learners to achieve industry standards.

To find all the resource requirements, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

Anyone can take this qualification, but you must make sure all your learners can access the resources they need to complete it.

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For Learners

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What's involved in studying this course?

The Certificate in Plumbing covers lots of subjects including:

  • health and safety at work
  • working safely in a team doing plumbing installation activities
  • pricing jobs
  • materials, storage and handling
  • maintaining pipe systems and components
  • hot and cold water, central heating, sanitation and roof weathering systems
  • pipe systems and components installation and testing.

To get a Vocationally Related Qualification (VRQ) you learn with your training provider - maybe through practical sessions, group discussions or assignments.

VRQs are usually assessed by your training provider using assignments, practical tasks, and online tests.

For the Certificate in Plumbing you'll learn with a training provider and be assessed by a mixture of practical activities and multiple-choice tests.

You can also make use of the online courses, quizzes and games available from our SmartScreen service.

Which level is right for me?
Level 2
You are interested in getting your first job in plumbing and are about to start an NVQ or apprenticeship in plumbing.

Level 3
You are working in the plumbing industry and already have the Level 2 certificate and NVQ. You may be working towards your NVQ in plumbing or on a plumbing apprenticeship programme.
What careers can this lead to?

A Certificate in Basic Plumbing is the first step towards your career as a plumber.

It's a route into the industry, and designed to provide the background to undertaking the:

  • NVQ in Plumbing (6089) increase your plumbing skills to get ahead at work or build up your own list of satisfied customers.