This qualification focuses on practical skills and knowledge. This ensures that when the learner completes the qualification, they will have gained practical experience and some expectation of some of the situations that they could face in a job role within the plumbing sector. It covers the fundamental knowledge and understanding of a broad range of plumbing competencies and has been developed in consultation with colleges, training associations and industry to ensure that it meets the needs of the building services sector.
It provides learners with the required underpinning knowledge and related practical skills they will need to progress on to the Level 3 Diploma in Plumbing and Heating and to subsequently pursue a career in this occupational area.
Learners must be at least 16 years old. There are no formal entry requirements for the qualification. However, learners must have the potential to achieve and demonstrate that they have the minimum levels of literacy and numeracy required for the completion of the learning outcomes and the assessment.
This qualification covers a wide range of subjects required for someone aspiring to work in the plumbing industry including:
- Health and safety
- Scientific principles
- Pipework fabrication techniques
- Domestic hot water systems
- Domestic cold-water systems
- Domestic central heating systems
- Above ground drainage
- Electrical systems within the plumbing industry
Method of Assessment
The assessment involves on-screen examinations and simulated practical assessments.
EAL Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing & Heating