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Level 3 Plumbing qualification will allow you to prepare for progression into a in the Plumbing Industry. Students will gain an understanding of the industry in general as well as an insight into the various career options.

We have strong links within the industry and work with companies such as Society of Public Health Engineers (SOPHE) and have been accredited as a Centre of Excellence by SOPHE.

The course is scheduled over 3-4 days per week and is a mixture of practical and theory work.

  • Sector Overview

    The Plumbing Industry encompasses a wide range of professionals and generally includes anyone who installs or repairs pipes that carry liquids or gases. Plumbers work in various settings and are often on call at all hours for situations such as leaks or pipe bursts that require immediate attention to prevent serious, long-term damage.

    Typical tasks for plumbers can include fixing leaking pipes, installing household fixtures (e.g., sinks, showers and toilets), repairing or replacing water heaters and water conditioning equipment, and conducting lawn sprinkler system maintenance.

    Within Waltham Forest, and the wider London region, there are always new projects such as new housing developments, shopping centres, commercial/industrial centres or urban regeneration projects. Our courses will prepare you for these challenges.

  • Entry Requirements

    The entry requirements for this course are:

    • 4 GCSEs at Grade 4 (C) or above including maths and English
    • Assessment and interview
    • Completion of a Plumbing Level 2 qualification
  • What will I study?

    This course consists of the following modules:

    • Health and safety in building services engineering
    • Electrical principles and processes for building services engineering
    • Scientific principles for domestic, industrial and commercial plumbing
    • Common plumbing processes
    • Cold water systems
    • Domestic hot water systems
    • Sanitation
    • Central heating systems
    • Drainage systems
    • Understand about communication 
  • How will I be assessed?

    You will be assessed via:

    • Written tasks
    • Practical activity
  • Enrichment

    To further enhance your progression, you will actively participate in internal and external skills competitions, such as UK SkillBuild.

    Waltham Forest College is an accredited CSCS Test Centre and we will help you to obtain a CSCS card.

    You will take part in trips and visits such as Future Build and UK Construction Week. You will also have access to key employers that deliver guest lectures to help build your industry knowledge and contacts.

    As part of your course, you will learn about employability and health and safety which will provide you with the most up-to-date knowledge to gain work within the industry.

  • Work Experience

    You will be offered opportunities to actively engage with industry related employers and take part in experiential events to improve your personal development.

  • Progression opportunities

    Successful completion on this course will lead to:

    • Apprenticeship training programmes
  • Alumni

    Waltham Forest College is a vibrant and aspirational college and will support you to reach your career aspirations. Last year 96% of learners progressed onto a positive destination either to higher levels of study, employment, or an Apprenticeship.

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