NVQs, Plumbing


The NVQ Level 2 City & Guilds Plumbing and Heating qualification is designed for anyone who wants to become a plumber or domestic heating engineer and can provide evidence of plumbing experience within the last 3 years. It provides all the basic domestic heating and plumbing training you need to start work in the industry as a plumber.

Candidates can achieve the practical element of the combination unit(s) by submitting evidence of work activities from his/her workplace. Any learning outcomes not covered by this process will still need to be achieved using other assessment methods. All the Performance and Knowledge Unit assessments will need to be completed and online exams will be taken in:

  • Health and Safety
  • Basic Principles and Processes
  • Cold and Hot water system installations
  • Central Heating pipe work installations
  • Above ground drainage
  • Rainwater Systems
  • The maintenance procedures of all of the above systems

You will also complete mandatory units, including:

  • understand and carry out safe working practices in building services engineering
  • understand and apply domestic hot water system installation and maintenance
  • understand and apply domestic above ground drainage system installation and maintenance techniques
  • install and maintain domestic heating systems.

Candidates will also complete a workplace log book.

Where might it lead? On completion of this qualification candidates may enter employment as a Plumber or progress on to the Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Plumbing and Heating.

Please ask for further details of this course, including cost as this depends upon the route you may have already taken.