Plumbing and Heating - 6189 - 11

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Qualification type: Intermediate Apprenticeship
Level: Level 2
Awarding body C&G
Academic year: 2018/2019
Start date September 2018
Duration 2 years
Location: Darlington College
Attendance: Apprenticeship

Course overview

City & Guilds domestic heating and plumbing courses cover the essential knowledge and skills needed for a successful career in domestic plumbing and heating. Areas of study include:

  • Domestic hot and cold water systems
  • Central heating systems
  • Sanitation systems
  • Environmental technologies

This Apprenticeship is a qualification for anyone wanting to progress as a Plumber of Heating Engineer in domestic properties.

The course itself consists of one day in college every week. There you will do a half day theory and half day of practical workshop. Any functional skills needed will also be programmed into this day.

On the job training is structured and agreed with your employer to ensure you learn the right skills over 4 working days. Off the job training is arranged for you at college. You will complete this training on day release basis.

More information can be found on the City and Guilds website: click here

NOTE: Subject to approval, this may change into a Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard and will take 4 years to complete.

Entry requirements

Preferably you will need 3 GCSEs at grade D-E including maths and English and ICT. You must be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week in plumbing, heating or a related role.

You will be required to attend an interview at the college for all courses and Apprenticeships and we will require copies of your GCSE certificates.

How to enquire/apply

To apply for this course please click the apply button and complete the online application form. If you have any queries with regards to your application or would like further information and support please contact us on 01325 503030.

Studying and learning

Amongst others, key principles covered will include:

  • 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 plumbing and heating systems
What next

Upon completion of the NVQ Level 2, you can progress onto the City and Guilds NVQ 6189-33 Level 3 Plumbing and Heating Apprenticeship.

Information, advice and support

Darlington College offers a wide range of support including careers guidance, financial assistance, additional learning support, childcare and many more. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Student Services Team on 01325 503030 and they will direct your call to the appropriate college support team.

Fees and funding

This course is fully funded for those aged 16-18, however there may be an employer contribution for those aged 19+. Employers needing further details on costs and available government funding options should contact the Business Development Team on 01325 503210 or email

What if I need support?

Here at the college we have outstanding support. Our support staff are dedicated to providing you with all the help and guidance you may need throughout your college journey.

You might need help and advice on a wide range of issues such as childcare, counselling and additional learning support. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Course and Information Team, who will direct your call to the appropriate member of the college support team, call: 01325 503030.

Enquiry Form

If you have any questions about this course, send us a message using the form below.