Pembrokeshire College, Merlins Bridge, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, SA61 1SZ


Plumbing – Progression

Plumbing – Progression

Plumbing Course

EAL Level 2 Progression in Building Services Engineering

If you have completed the Foundation Qualification this course will help you get ready for an apprenticeship in the Electrical industry.

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Is this course right for me?

This one year full-time course is designed for those who have completed the Foundation Qualification and now want to specialise in a single trade but have not yet secured employment in the industry. By completing this qualification, you will have covered a significant amount of the related Level 3 Apprenticeship learning if that is your next step.

  • There is normally no direct entry to this course, you would need to progress from the successful completion of previous level in this subject area or similar
  • Successful completion of relevant Level 2 programme (including skills) and decision from progression board meeting

This course enables learners to develop their:

  • Understanding of social, economic and environmental sustainability as appropriate to building services
  • Understanding of aspects of employment and employability in the sector
  • Employability skills and understanding of how these are relevant to contemporary practice in a chosen trade
  • Their knowledge of and ability to apply the health and safety requirements of working on sites, with equipment and with others when working in a chosen trade
  • Understanding of the types of work and projects undertaken in a chosen trade, and the interdependencies of this work with work by other tradespeople, at the design,
  • construction, use and maintenance stages
  • Understanding of the tools, techniques, materials and technologies used in a chosen trade and of how they change, and have changed, over time
  • Knowledge and understanding required in a chosen trade route, as set out in this document to the relevant national standards
  • Practical skills in carrying out a wide range of tasks in a chosen trade
  • Ability to effectively plan and evaluate their performance in carrying out a wide range of tasks in a chosen trade

Core units to be studied include:

  • Employment and Employability in the Building Services Engineering Sector
  • Changing Practices Over Time
  • Planning and Evaluating Work in the Building Services Engineering Sector in Wales

Subject specific units to be studied:

  • Understand Scientific Principles
  • Understand Core Plumbing and Heating Systems
  • Understand Cold Water Systems
  • Understand Hot Water Systems
  • Understand Central Heating Systems
  • Understand Rainwater Systems
  • Understand Sanitation Systems
  • Performing Plumbing and Heating System Installation
You may need to study an additional skills course depending on:
  • the course you are taking at College
  • what grades you gained in your GCSE Maths and/or English Language
Click below to find out what skills course you may be taking at College

Learners are able to complete either the full qualification or certain units or elements through the medium of Welsh/bilingually. Visit our Welsh Language in the College page to find out what else is available to you.

  • Continuous assessment during the course
  • Practical assessment during the course
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Online examination
  • Completion of a final major project

Following successful completion of this course learners could look to progress to a higher level course at the College, seek an appropriate Apprenticeship or go directly into employment.

  • Stationery - you will be told about any specific items before you start the course
  • Text books - you will be told about any specific items before you start the course, most text books are available to loan from the college library or online libraries
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Clothing, which you can purchase online before you start the course
  • You may be eligible for funding. Find out more on our student finance page

Any costs above are approximate and may change.

  • No tuition fee
  • We are waiving the Administration Fee for the academic year 2024/25
  • You will need to pay a £55 construction workshop fee each year before you start the course
  • You can rent a locker for £10 per year this will be refunded if the locker remains undamaged and keys are returned
  • You may be eligible for funding. Find out more on our student finance page

Any costs above are approximate and may change.

Additional information



Sports Academy: While on this course you may be able to join our Sports Academy, if you have a talent for sport, find out what we offer on our Sports Academy page.

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Last updated: 24/10/2023
The College takes all reasonable steps to provide the educational services and courses as described above. Details are correct at the time of editing but may be subject to change without prior notice. Courses will not run if student numbers are insufficient. The College has the right to refuse individuals entry to courses in certain circumstances. Prospective students may be advised of more suitable alternatives, if appropriate. The entry requirements stated are those that are normally required to undertake the programme of study.
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