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Plumbing and Gas Courses

We are one of the first college’s to offer the new T level in building services engineering for construction. Find out more about T levels.

Plumbing and Gas

For people new to the industry to professionals needing additional qualifications we have a course for you. Our plumbing courses are taught at levels 1, 2, and 3. You can also complete an intermediate or advanced apprenticeship in plumbing, or an advanced apprenticeship in gas installation allowing you to earn money while working with an employer and gaining your professional qualifications with us. From basic skills in plumbing (such as site preparation; plumbing science; and copper pipework) to professional qualifications. Students often progress up through our courses before entering the workforce. It’s also possible after this to progress to a level 3 National Diploma before undertaking a level 4 or 5 (university level) Higher National Certificate/Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment.

Who are Leicester College’s plumbing and gas courses for?

Our plumbing and gas courses are suitable both for school leavers as well as older people and/or those with some experience in the industry. The appropriate level for you will be decided based on your prior qualifications and work experience – many learners stay with us for two or more years to develop their skills to the required level for employment. If you are aged 16 to 19 and don’t yet have your English and maths at grade 4 (C) or above, these subjects will be an essential part of your study programme. All courses are designed to give you the skills and knowledge needed to work as a professional plumber or qualified gas engineer.

Further Information

Work experience will form an essential part of your course. You will be required to purchase personal protective equipment, a toolkit and stationery. Site visits and trips to trade shows form part of the vocational enrichment of the course. All courses involve a mixture of practical and theoretical assessment. You will pass the course by demonstrating your skills both in exams as well as in your practical work.

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BPEC Domestic Gas Foundation Certificate of Achievement – C0399

Course Code: C0399

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 06 Sep 2021
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    6 hours per week
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus Freemen's Park Campus

BPEC Gas Foundation is a bespoke service and maintenance training programme. The engineer at the end of this training will be suitably skilled to undertake a Core Gas Safety Assessment (separate course). Installation skills will be gained during training but the substantive skills will be learned onsite with a Gas Safe operative (provided by learner). […]

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Construction T level: Building Services Engineering – Heating Engineering and Plumbing specialism – C7261

Course Code: C7261

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 06 Sep 2021
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 2 years
  • map Campus Freemen's Park Campus

If you want to follow a career in heating engineering and plumbing, this brand new technical qualification will be ideal for you. This two-year programme includes a substantial industry placement lasting 45-days where you will gain experience of working in the industry, using the latest technology, and developing the skills that employers are looking for.

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Plumbing and Heating Transition Programme – one year foundation to the T Level in Building Services Engineering – Plumbing and Heating – C7331

Course Code: C7331

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 06 Sep 2021
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus Freemen's Park Campus

Get skilled in an in-demand trade starting with one of our T level transition courses. You will be supported by completing modules to become a plumber, all whilst resitting the GCSEs required to enrol onto level 3. Taught by excellent, industry-experienced teaching staff you will work towards becoming a skilled plumbing and heating engineer.

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Plumbing Diploma level 1 – C3076

Course Code: C3076

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 06 Sep 2021
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus Freemen's Park Campus

If you want to be a plumber then this course is a brilliant starting block for you to develop your knowledge around the building services industry. Get hands-on experience working with various fixtures and fittings using industrial tools, giving you an all-round better understanding and practise of the industry and work involved in becoming a plumber.

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Plumbing Diploma level 2 – C0508

Course Code: C0508

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 07 Sep 2021
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    7 hours per week
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus Freemen's Park Campus

Upskill your CV or kickstart your career in the plumbing industry with our evening course. Working around your daily commitments, this course will allow you to underpin the skills of becoming a plumber and help you towards a new career. You will be taught by industry-experienced teaching staff in our advanced construction facilities.

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Construction T level: Building Services Engineering – Heating Engineering and Plumbing specialism – C7261

Course Code: C7261

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 05 Sep 2022
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 2 years
  • map Campus Freemen's Park Campus

If you want to follow a career in heating engineering and plumbing, this brand new technical qualification will be ideal for you. This two-year programme includes a substantial industry placement lasting 45-days where you will gain experience of working in the industry, using the latest technology, and developing the skills that employers are looking for.

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Plumbing and Heating Transition Programme – one year foundation to the T Level in Building Services Engineering – Plumbing and Heating – C7331

Course Code: C7331

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 05 Sep 2022
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus Freemen's Park Campus

Get skilled in an in-demand trade starting with one of our T level transition courses. You will be supported by completing modules to become a plumber, all whilst resitting the GCSEs required to enrol onto level 3. Taught by excellent, industry-experienced teaching staff you will work towards becoming a skilled plumbing and heating engineer.

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Plumbing Diploma level 1 – C3076

Course Code: C3076

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 05 Sep 2022
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus Freemen's Park Campus

If you want to be a plumber then this course is a brilliant starting block for you to develop your knowledge around the building services industry. Get hands-on experience working with various fixtures and fittings using industrial tools, giving you an all-round better understanding and practise of the industry and work involved in becoming a plumber.

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ACS CCN1 Plus 3/4 Elements (Re-Assess) – C0379

Course Code: C0379

Key Information

  • start date Start Date Various
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    14 hours per week
  • duration Duration 1 week
  • map Campus Freemen's Park Campus

Complete this mandatory assessment for gas safe registered installers, allowing you to continue your gas safe registration. You can also choose to complete other elements to broaden your scope of work, including Gas Safety or Liquid Gas, helping you apply for a wider range of engineering opportunities.

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