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1 Year
Milnthorpe Road Campus


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Course Overview

This technical qualification focuses on the development of knowledge and practical skills needed for working in the Plumbing and heating industry and will prepare you to enter a plumbing apprenticeship programme. On completion of the apprenticeship, you the learner will be recognised by the industry as a competent plumbing and domestic heating engineer, and you will also achieve Gas Safe registration.

The new technical certificate is run in conjunction with employers and experienced tutors from industry meaning you as the learner experience the best possible teaching and training available, Subject content consists of complex cold hot central heating and biomass technology, Synoptic assignments which are held in practical workshops and the classroom provide the experience needed to carry out design of all aspects of plumbing and heating systems. Subjects content consists of complex cold water, complex hot water, complex central heating, and environmental technology systems.

Entry Requirements

Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing or APL with several years in in industry for Adults.

After Your Course

This course will give you the necessary skills to progress into an apprenticeship, as well as developing the specific technical and professional skills that will lead to meaningful employment in the plumbing and heating industry.



The fee displayed is the course fee. Course fees are per year for full-time courses and per course for part-time courses.

Other costs may be associated with this course, e.g., kit, equipment, books, trips, etc. Financial support may be available to support you with these. See the Student Money pages for more information.

Courses fees

The current full-time & degree-level fee information is related to the 2024/25 academic year.

Level 3-6 Courses

Advanced Learning Loans are available for students aged 19 or over and studying eligible level 3, 4, 5 & 6 courses. If you are on an Access course, the loan will be written off if you complete a degree.

You may qualify for financial support to cover the cost of a Level 3 qualification if you do not already have a Level 3 qualification (this will depend on the course & your age on 31/08/24).

Please speak to Student Services for more information on course fees.


The fees displayed are for the one-year AS-Level course. If you would like to progress onto the full A-Level, please get in touch with us for the cost of the second year, as it will be different.

16-18 year olds

There are no course fees if you were aged 16-18 on 31/08/24 and are not studying at another institution.

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