Plumbing | BPEC Diploma Level 2

Construction, Planning and the Built Environment

Construction, Planning and the Built Environment
Construction, Planning and the Built Environment
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What will you be working towards?

Code FE0017-1C
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 2
Course type Full Time


The growing plumbing industry offers financially rewarding careers. This course will give you the practical skills, confidence and underpinning theoretical knowledge to kick-start your career in the plumbing industry or prepare you for an apprenticeship. As well as practical skills you will also learn how to promote yourself as a plumber and win jobs and contracts in domestic, industrial and commercial plumbing. In addition, you will learn about the structure of the construction industry, health and safety and site preparation. The course includes work experience, enrichment activities and project work to prepare you for a successful career as a professional plumber.


Course content

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

Entry requirements

In order to start this course at Level 2, you must have completed a Level 1 Plumbing Foundation or Diploma and have two GCSEs grade 9-2 (A*-F) or equivalent.

Your next steps...

After Level 2, you can progress to a Level 3 qualification as an apprentice or seek employment. A Level 3 qualification is required to become fully qualified. Future careers include: Plumber Self-employed plumber Heating engineer Hot and cold water systems designer Air-conditioning and refrigeration Site manager