Plumbing and gas

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.

BPEC Domestic Gas Foundation Certificate of Achievement

Course Code: C0399

Key Information

  • Start Date 02 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Part Time
    6 hours per week
  • Duration 1 year
  • 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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Plumbing Advanced Technical Diploma level 3

Course Code: C0361

Key Information

  • Start Date 02 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Freemen's Park Campus

You will develop advanced practical skills and underpinning job knowledge relating to advanced design and plumbing systems. This is a move from how systems are installed to why systems are installed. This programme is designed to equip students with the latest skills and knowledge needed to carry out installations, servicing and maintenance within the industry. […]

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Plumbing Diploma level 1

Course Code: C3076

Key Information

  • Start Date 02 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Freemen's Park Campus

This qualification is for students wanting to learn the basic skills and knowledge involved in plumbing. The qualification covers a range of basic tasks and underpinning knowledge involved in plumbing. If you are aged 16-18, you will be enrolled on a study programme, which will include retaking GCSEs or undertaking Functional Skills in English […]

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Plumbing Technical Certificate level 2

Course Code: C0360

Key Information

  • Start Date 02 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Freemen's Park Campus

The course will also you to develop practical skills and gain underpinning job knowledge to an industry standard; there are mandatory plumbing subjects that focus on how plumbers undertake and complete work. Associated works such as installation, maintenance and servicing of domestic plumbing and heating systems will be learnt using classrooms and workshops to develop […]

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Plumbing Diploma level 2

Course Code: C0508

Key Information

  • Start Date 03 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Part Time
    7 hours per week
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Freemen's Park Campus

The course is for adults (19+) who are seeking employment in the plumbing industry. The course is a stepping stone to a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) at level 2 which is the required level to be recognised as a qualified tradesperson. To complete the route to industry certification, you will complete this course and can […]

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

Course Code: C0379

Key Information

  • Start Date Various
  • Study Hours Part Time
    16 hours per week
  • Duration 1 week
  • Campus Freemen's Park Campus

This is mandatory training that needs to be renewed every five years to allow you to continue your gas safe registration. This is a packaged assessment for gas safe registered installers who hold a current or expired (within 12 months of expiry date) certificates in any or all of the following: CCN1, WAT1, CEN1, CKR1, […]

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

Course Code: C0379

Key Information

  • Start Date Various
  • Study Hours Part Time
    14 hours per week
  • Duration 1 week
  • Campus Freemen's Park Campus

This is mandatory training that needs to be renewed every five years to allow you to continue your gas safe registration. This is a packaged assessment for gas safe registered installers who hold a current or expired (within 12 months of expiry date) certificates in any or all of the following: CCN1, WAT1, CEN1, CKR1, […]

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ACS Core Gas Safety Reassessment Training 2 Days

Course Code: C0383

Key Information

  • Start Date Various
  • Study Hours Part Time
    12 hours per week
  • Duration 1 week
  • Campus Freemen's Park Campus

To enable practising gas installers to refresh themselves prior to taking ACS reassessment, mostly theory training delivered in purpose-built training room. Learners will be taken through any industry updates that have taken place since their last renewal. The training will also go through processes like using gas analyser for identifying appliance compliance. Learners will be […]

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ACS Core Gas Safety Reassessment Training 2 Days

Course Code: C0383

Key Information

  • Start Date Various
  • Study Hours Part Time
    12 hours per week
  • Duration 1 week
  • Campus Freemen's Park Campus

To enable practising gas installers to refresh themselves prior to taking ACS reassessment, mostly theory training delivered in purpose-built training room. Learners will be taken through any industry updates that have taken place since their last renewal. The training will also go through processes like using gas analyser for identifying appliance compliance. Learners will be […]

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