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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 01 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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Plumbing Advanced Technical Diploma level 3 – C0361

Course Code: C0361

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 01 Sep 2021
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus Freemen's Park Campus

You will develop advanced practical skills and underpinning job knowledge relating to the advanced design of plumbing systems. This is a move from how systems are installed to why systems are installed. This course 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 2 – C0508

Course Code: C0508

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 01 Sep 2021
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    7 hours per week
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus Freemen's Park Campus

This 1 year 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 […]

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Plumbing Diploma level 1 – C3076

Course Code: C3076

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 02 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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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
  • 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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T Level Transition Programme in Heating and Plumbing (Building Services Engineering Heating and Plumbing Specialism) – C7331

Course Code: C7331

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 06 Sep 2021
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • 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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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

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) – 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

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 – C0383

Course Code: C0383

Key Information

  • start date Start Date Various
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    12 hours per week
  • duration Duration 1 week
  • map 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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