Building & Construction
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

What will you Learn? Scientific principles for domestic, Industrial and Commercial plumbing. Common plumbing processes Cold water systems Domestic hot water systems Sanitation Central Heating systems Drainage Systems Health and safety in building service engineering. Understand how to communicate with others within building services engineering.

Entry Requirements

You will need to have passed the Level 1 Diploma in Building Services or Plumbing Level 1, 4 GCSEs grade A* - C (including English, Maths and Science) and will need to have have completed functional skills and numeracy at Level 1.

Assessment Method

Online multiple choice test, portfolio and practical assignments.

Progression Opportunities

There are a variety of pathways at Level 2 & Level 3 which correspond to domestic and commercial plumbing installation and maintenance practice. Progression to the NVQ Diploma 6189 is possible for those candidates who gain employment as a plumber.

Learners may progress onto the Level 3 qualification, you can also have an opportunity to complete Construction Health & Safety course and Employers Rights and Responsibility (ERR).

Our qualifications can lead directly into employment, offering learners the chance to develop their skills and knowledge to a high standard recognised by the Plumbing Industry.

Study Methods

This course takes place at the Acton campus in the daytime for 2.5 days a week.


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.