Plumbing and Domestic Heating (6189)

Last Updated: 21 Nov 2016
City & Guilds domestic heating and plumbing courses cover the essential knowledge and skills needed for a successful career in domestic plumbing and heating. Areas of study include:
  • Domestic hot and cold water systems
  • Central heating systems
  • Sanitation systems
  • Environmental technologies
  • Gas safety
The NVQ Level 2 plumbing and heating qualification is designed for anyone who wants to become a plumber or domestic heating engineer. It provides all the basic domestic heating and plumbing training you need to start work in the industry. 

The NVQ Level 3 plumbing and heating qualification is aimed at anyone who has already completed the Level 2 qualification, or who already has some relevant experience and knowledge. If you choose gas-related units at Level 3 you will achieve the Gas Safe licence to practise on successful completion of the course.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

During your study you will cover a range of knowledge and skills across areas including domestic hot and cold water systems, central heating systems, sanitation systems, environmental technologies and matters of gas safety.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

Our qualifications can lead directly into employment, offering learners the chance to develop their skills and knowledge to a high
standard recognised by the industry. In addition, we also have a number of Higher Level qualifications offered through the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM). www.i-l-m.com

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

To deliver these qualifications you will need qualified assessors and suitable facilities – The requirements for these can be found in the qualification handbook. Centres currently offering the 6129 and 6089 qualifications will be given automatic approval, other centres will need to fill out a (QAP) qualification approval form

Level 2

Level 2 will suit you if you have some relevant plumbing and heating knowledge and skills, usually from a role where you've been supervised.

There are two pathways available at this level:

  • NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing and Heating
  • NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Installing and Maintaining Domestic Heating Systems.

These comprise mandatory units, including:

  • understand and carry out safe working practices in building services engineering
  • understand and apply domestic hot water system installation and maintenance
  • understand and apply domestic above ground drainage system installation and maintenance techniques
  • install and maintain domestic heating systems.

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

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can help you to progress in a wide range of roles within the domestic plumbing and heating sector, including:

  • Heating and ventilation engineer
  • Specialised craftsperson (plumber or heating engineer)
  • Project development manager
  • Senior skilled operative.

Learners can also go on to take the following related qualification:

  • City & Guild Level 3 Diploma in Domestic Natural Gas (6014).

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Plumbing and Heating (6189-11)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017 Supportive services: SmartScreen Learning Assistant

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Plumbing and Heating

  • Accreditation No: 501/1981/3 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 76 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 596 - 596 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Installing and Maintaining Domestic Heating Systems (6189-21)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017 Supportive services: SmartScreen

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Installing and Maintaining Domestic Heating Systems

  • Accreditation No: 501/2102/9 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 66 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 522 - 522 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3

Level 3 is ideal if you are working within the plumbing and heating trade and have a great deal of technical skills and knowledge. You work with minimum supervision and have a good record of safety, fault correction and ensuring that work meets the required standard.

There are six pathways available at this level:

  • Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Domestic Plumbing and Heating
  • Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Domestic Plumbing and Heating (Gas Fired Warm Air Appliances
  • Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Domestic Plumbing and Heating (Gas Fired Water and Central Heating Appliances)
  • Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Domestic Heating
  • Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Domestic Heating (Gas Fired Warm Air Appliances)
  • Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Domestic Heating (Gas Fired Water and Central Heating Appliances).

These comprise mandatory units, including:

  • understand and carry out electrical work on domestic plumbing and heating systems and components
  • Service and maintain domestic oil firing pressure jet appliances
  • install, commission and handover 'active' solar thermal hot water systems
  • know the requirements to install, commission and handover rainwater harvesting and greywater reuse systems.

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

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can help you to progress in a wide range of roles within the domestic plumbing and heating sector, including:

  • Heating and ventilation engineer
  • Specialised craftsperson (plumber or heating engineer)
  • Project development manager
  • Senior skilled operative.

Learners can also go on to take the following related qualification:

  • City & Guild Level 3 Diploma in Domestic Natural Gas (6014).

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Domestic Plumbing and Heating (Gas Fired Water and Central Heating Appliances) (QCF) APL route (EUSGU0021) (6189-03)

Last Registration Date: 30 Jun 2017

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Domestic Plumbing and Heating (Gas Fired Water and Central Heating Appliances) (QCF) APL route (EUSGU0021)

  • Accreditation No: 600/1134/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 146 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 1034 - 1034 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 30/06/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Domestic Heating (QCF) APL route (6189-04)

Last Registration Date: 30 Jun 2017

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Domestic Heating - Oil firing pressure jet appliances - APL route

  • Accreditation No: 600/1473/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 60 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 487 - 587 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 30/06/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Domestic Heating (Gas Fired Warm Air Appliances) (QCF) APL Route (EUSGU0021) (6189-05)

Last Registration Date: 30 Jun 2017

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Domestic Heating (Gas Fired Warm Air Appliances) (QCF)

  • Accreditation No: 600/1116/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 127 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 861 - 861 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 30/06/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Domestic Plumbing and Heating (6189-31)

Last Registration Date: 31 Oct 2017 Supportive services: Learning Assistant

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Domestic Plumbing and Heating - Biomass Fuel

  • Accreditation No: 600/1122/1 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 68 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 554 - 659 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/10/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Domestic Plumbing and Heating - Heat Pumps

  • Accreditation No: 600/1122/1 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 68 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 554 - 659 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/10/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Domestic Plumbing and Heating - Oil Firing Pressure Jet Appliances

  • Accreditation No: 600/1122/1 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 68 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 554 - 659 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/10/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Domestic Plumbing and Heating - Oil Firing Vapourising Appliances

  • Accreditation No: 600/1122/1 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 68 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 554 - 659 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/10/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Domestic Plumbing and Heating - Solar Thermal

  • Accreditation No: 600/1122/1 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 68 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 554 - 659 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/10/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Domestic Plumbing and Heating - Solid Mineral Fuel

  • Accreditation No: 600/1122/1 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 68 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 554 - 659 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/10/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Domestic Plumbing and Heating - Water Recycling

  • Accreditation No: 600/1122/1 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 68 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 554 - 659 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/10/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Domestic Plumbing and Heating (Gas Fired Warm Air Appliances) (EUSGU0021) (6189-32)

Last Registration Date: 30 Sep 2016

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Domestic Plumbing and Heating (Gas Fired Warm Air Appliances) (EUSGU0021)

  • Accreditation No: 600/1124/5 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 135 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 933 - 933 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 30/09/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Domestic Plumbing and Heating (Gas Fired Water and Central Heating Appliances) (EUSGU0022) (6189-33)

Last Registration Date: 31 Oct 2017 Supportive services: Learning Assistant

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Domestic Plumbing and Heating (Gas Fired Water and Central Heating Appliances) (EUSGU0022)

  • Accreditation No: 600/1134/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 146 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 1034 - 1034 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/10/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Domestic Heating (6189-41)

Last Registration Date: 30 Jun 2017

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Domestic Heating - Biomass Fuel

  • Accreditation No: 600/1473/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 60 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 477 - 587 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 30/06/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Domestic Heating - Heat Pumps

  • Accreditation No: 600/1473/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 60 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 477 - 587 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 30/06/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Domestic Heating -Oil Firing Pressure Jet Appliances

  • Accreditation No: 600/1473/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 60 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 477 - 587 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 30/06/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Domestic Heating - Oil Firing Vapourising Appliances

  • Accreditation No: 600/1473/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 60 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 477 - 587 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 30/06/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Domestic Heating -Solar Thermal

  • Accreditation No: 600/1473/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 60 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 477 - 587 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 30/06/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Domestic Heating - Solid Mineral Fuel

  • Accreditation No: 600/1473/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 60 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 477 - 587 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 30/06/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Domestic Heating - Water Recycling

  • Accreditation No: 600/1473/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 60 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 477 - 587 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 30/06/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Domestic Heating (Gas Fired Warm Air Appliances) (EUSGU0021) (6189-42)

Last Registration Date: 30 Jun 2017

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Domestic Heating (Gas Fired Warm Air Appliances) (EUSGU0021)

  • Accreditation No: 600/1116/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 127 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 861 - 861 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 30/06/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Domestic Heating (Gas Fired Water and Central Heating Appliances) (EUSGU0022) (6189-43)

Last Registration Date: 30 Jun 2017

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Domestic Heating (Gas Fired Water and Central Heating Appliances) (EUSGU0022)

  • Accreditation No: 600/1117/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 138 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 962 - 962 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 30/06/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Domestic Heating (Gas Fired Warm Air Appliances) (EUSGU0021) (QCF) APL (6189-82)

Last Registration Date: 30 Jun 2017

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Domestic Heating (Gas Fired Warm Air Appliances) (QCF)

  • Accreditation No: 600/1116/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 127 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 861 - 861 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 30/06/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Domestic Plumbing and Heating (Gas Fired Warm Air Appliances) (EUSGU0021)

  • Accreditation No: 600/1124/5 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 135 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 933 - 933 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 30/06/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Domestic Heating (Gas Fired Water and Central Heating Appliances) (EUSGU0022) (QCF) APL (6189-83)

Last Registration Date: 30 Jun 2017

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Domestic Plumbing and Heating (Gas Fired Water and Central Heating Appliances) (EUSGU0022)

  • Accreditation No: 600/1134/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Data unavailable This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 146 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 914 - 914 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 30/06/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

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