Level 2 City & Guilds 6189-11 Diploma Plumbing & Domestic Heating

What is the Course About?

Faculty: Environment & Sustainability

Department: Construction

The construction sector is vital in contributing to the Islands economy and in providing the essential infrastructure to support other sectors. In light of the current economic climate it is more essential than ever to gain skills and qualifications in this area, to improve future prospects and career progression. All our tutors are experienced master craftsmen and women and progression through the course might be able to provide an opportunity for an apprenticeship or full time employment in the construction industry. Plumbers install water and heating systems in buildings and fix rainwater guttering. Plumbers cut, bend, join, weld and fix pipes and sheets made from metals and plastics. This qualification is aimed at learners aged 16 and above who aspire to be skilled in their chosen trade, by progressing through an apprenticeship and working towards becoming a master craftsperson.

What subjects will I study?

The course is broken down into units and includes:

  • Understand and carry out safe working practices in building services engineering

  • Understand and apply domestic hot water systems installation and maintenance

  • Understand and apply domestic above ground drainage system installation and maintenance techniques

  • Install and maintain domestic heating systems

  • Professional Standards

A course specific handbook can be found on the City & Guilds Website: https://www.cityandguilds.com/qualifications-and-apprenticeships/building-services-industry/plumbing/6189-plumbing-and-domestic-heating#tab=documents

Days and hours of attendance

Will be communicated to you following enrolment, before the start of the academic year

Specialist uniform and/or kit required

Clothes suitable to work in a workshop and safety footwear

What Happens Next

1. Once you apply online, we will send you an email so you know we have received your application.

2. If you are new to UCM, you will be asked to attend an Information Sharing Appointment (ISA) when you find out more about UCM and the course you've applied for, and we find out more about you.

After your ISA, we will either:

* make you an unconditional offer (i.e. a definite place on the course);

* make you a conditional offer (i.e. a place on the course IF you get the results required in the summer exams);

* place you on a waiting list, if the course is already full (if this is the case, we will also advise you to apply for another course, just in case);

* suggest you apply for another course because the one you have applied for is not suitable for you.

Once you have a place, you will be asked in to enrol in person.

Information Sharing Appointment (ISA)

Which campus

Homefield Road

Timetable and what to expect

You will be invited to complete an aptitude test which is likely to include a written test and a practical task.

What to wear

Clothes suitable to work in a workshop

What to bring

Communication of employment as an apprentice in your selected construction trade

Useful links

Course Fee PolicyStudent Awards (Grants)Free School MealsBusesInternational ApplicationsChildcare SupportStudent Emergency Fund

What are my progression and career options?

Successful completion of this course will assist you in progressing onto Level 3.

How will I be assessed?

The course commences in September. Each unit is split into practical and theory elements. Self-study is part of the course and you will also be set written assignments that will require some research and time management.

Most units have a practical and theory exam, both of which must be successfully completed in order to progress through the course.

The apprenticeship framework is delivered over 3 years:

1st Year: Two days & block weeks at College (in the craft area) and employed

2nd Year: Day release & block weeks at College and employed

3rd Year: Level 3 Day release & block weeks at College and employed

Note: Students that do not meet the required milestones will not progress onto the next level of qualification.

Entry requirements

You will need to have a minimum of 1 GCSE grade C in Maths/Science/English or Multi Skills Qualification at merit grade.

Mature entrants (over 18) may be allowed entry if they can demonstrate that they have an equivalent to the academic criteria via CV and interview. Additionally you will need to be employed and registered with the Department of Education, Sport and Culture, who can be contacted on 682379. As applications for this craft are usually high and available student spaces are strictly limited, you are encouraged to make an application to College and begin seeking an employer as soon as practicable.

You will be required to undertake an aptitude test as part of the application process.