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Fee Information

Fees indicated are based on the current year (August 2016 to July 2017) and are subject to change next year.

Our further education courses (Entry to Level 3) are usually free if you are 16-18 years old. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial support to help with other costs associated with your course such as course materials and travel.

If you are aged 19 or over you may be required to pay fees.

If you are enrolling onto a Level 3 or 4 course and are over 19 years of age the fees may be higher and you will be required to take out an Advanced Learning Loan, please see the guide to fees for more information.

International students will be required to pay the full International course fee.

For more information, see our guide to fees.

About this course

Over two years this intermediate apprenticeship in Plumbing will support you to gain the skills that will last throughout your career. You will cover a range of units including hot and cold water as well as site preparation. This is an essential qualification if you wish to qualify as a Plumber.

Entry Requirements

You will need to reach a minimum of Entry 3 in an English and Maths initial assessment for the Level 2 Plumbing. You will need to reach a Level 1 in an English and Maths initial assessment for the Level 3 Plumbing and have a Level 2 qualification in Plumbing. You are also required to be in paid employment and NOT self-employed.

Assessment Method

The technical certificate is tested via an online exam which is taken after a period of training. The practical work is completed after training in core and specific skills to the area you are working in.

The NVQ aspects of the course are completed via on site assessment in the workplace. This is completed via observed work, evidence from witnesses and discussions in relation to knowledge of the plumbing environment.

Progression Opportunities

You will be able to work as a Plumber on domestic or commercial locations.

Study Methods

You will be assessed in training of the technical certificate skills. Practical work is trained and tested within a workshop and in the workplace.


We look forward to welcoming you to Ealing, Hammersmith and West London's College. We are enrolling now. Come along to the College to enrol directly. See our enrolment dates and times.