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Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Plumbing

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Course Description

If you’re the type of person who aspires to work in a hands on industry, likes to solve problems and complete jobs to a high standard then you would be perfect to study the Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Plumbing.

This course is taught at our Middleton Campus in Middleton, Greater Manchester. In particular, it’s located in our state-of-the-art Advanced Engineering and Technology Centre.

The building is one of the most sought-after places for trades-based training in the region – featuring 6,500 square-metres of the newest and most cutting edge equipment.

You’ll master your craft in our specialist Plumbing workshop, where you’ll spend your days developing your skillset through a hands-on learning approach. From understanding how to use the tools to improving your eye for detail, you’ll quickly pick up the basics of the trade.

You can look forward to working with our expert tutors who themselves have worked in the industry. They’ll teach you valuable skills such as how to deal with common plumbing processes and scientific principles for domestic, industrial and commercial plumbing.

Once you have completed the course you’ll be in the ideal position to progress into employment.


City & Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Plumbing

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs grade 4 or above to include English and Maths and a Level 2 qualification in Plumbing.


You'll study a wide range of units which are designed to give you the perfect foundation for a career in Plumbing.

Topics on this course include:

  • Common plumbing processes
  • Cold water systems
  • Domestic hot water systems
  • Central heating systems
  • Health and safety in building services
  • Scientific principles for domestic, industrial and commercial plumbing
  • Sanitation and drainage systems
  • Electrical principles and processes for building services engineering
  • Understand how to communicate with others within building services

Students will also attend tutorial sessions on a weekly basis where topics to develop employability skills will be covered.

Work Experience

There is no specific work experience required for this course however there is a strong practical element.


Employment or apprenticeship, possible careers include: Plumber, Heating Engineer, Bathroom Fitter and more.

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