• LevelLevel 2
  • Age group16-18
  • Duration1 year
  • Awarding bodyCity & Guilds


This course is great if you are thinking about progressing in the plumbing industry. You will study a variety of construction and building tasks which include both plumbing and electrical work. This is the next step up from the Level 1 course and you will study drainage, central heating, hot water systems and common plumbing.

You will also develop your health and safety ethos and communication skills when working in building services.

Course Information

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For more information call Course Information on
01642 333333 or email courseinfo@mbro.ac.uk.

Modules offered may vary.

Modules will include:

  • Health & Safety within Building Services Engineering
  • Electrical Principles and Processes for Building Services Engineering 
  • Scientific Principles for Plumbing
  • Common Plumbing Processes
  • Cold Water Systems
  • Domestic Hot Water Systems
  • Sanitation 
  • Central Heating Systems
  • Drainage Systems

As part of your study programme additional short courses will be included that enhances your skills, knowledge and employability prospects.

September - June

Entry requirements

You must have an appropriate Level 1 Plumbing qualification. School leavers are not able to apply for this course.

You will be assessed by theoretical examinations and a summative practical assessment.

The City and Guilds in Plumbing is the first step towards your career as a plumber. This can lead to further study with the Level 3 Diploma in Plumbing. If a work placement is gained you can be transferred onto the City & Guilds NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing and Heating.

The College Careers Service is available to all our students. We can help you when deciding which course or option you wish to take. During your course we ensure you develop employability skills and gain relevant experience. We provide information, advice and support when completing your course and progressing to work or going into further education.

Tuition fees are free if you are a UK or home- fee status student and aged 16-18 on the 31st August before the start of your course.

If you are aged 19 or over, you may be required to pay fees depending on your residency status, educational background and personal circumstances. 

Many people qualify for free tuition fees, for more information please contact Course Information on 01642 333333. Additional financial support may also be available for full-time students.

Please click the apply now button at the top of this page which will take you to an application form. If you have any queries with regards to your application or you would like further information and support, please contact our Admissions Team on (01642) 333601. Or if you have any enquiries about courses, please contact Course Information on (01642) 333333 or e-mail CourseInformation@mbro.ac.uk

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Additional Information

Learning Support

We understand that students may require a little extra help during their studies, which is why our learning support team are on hand to help learners with a learning difficulty or support need achieve their full potential.

Financial Support

Whatever your age or level of study, we offer a comprehensive financial support service and bursary scheme to help you through your time at Middlesbrough College. From childcare assistance to travel packages, we pride ourselves on giving expert advice and support.

Travel Information

We are situated in a fantastic location, just a stone’s throw from Middlesbrough town centre. As well as being a matter of minutes from both the train and bus stations, eligible students can also benefit from free travel.


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