City & Guilds Foundation in Plumbing Level 2

You can select another campus or date option from the list below:

Key Information

Subject Area

Subject Area



Mode of Study
Mode of Study
Full Time

City of Newport Campus

Start Date

Start Date
03 September 2024


1 year

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

A minimum of 4 GCSEs grade D or above, to include Maths/Numeracy and English/Welsh First Language.

In a nutshell

You’ll be learning basic plumbing and electrical skills and knowledge and will be supervised as you undertake various practical and knowledge-based activities.

This course is for you if...

... You’d like an introduction into plumbing to lead into further education

... You’d like a practical course that’s hands-on

What will I be doing?

This course is ideal for anyone looking for an introduction to the plumbing and electrical industry who wishes to undertake a course which will act as a pathway to further studies in this area. It will give you the opportunity to pick up some core skills and knowledge, along with the opportunity to progress onto either our Level 2 Progression in Plumbing or apprenticeship at Level 3. This qualification enables learners to begin to develop their:

  • Understanding of the buildings and structures that constitute the built environment and how they change, and have changed, over time;
  • Understanding of the trades, roles and careers in the construction and built environment sector;
  • Understanding of the life cycle of buildings and structures in the built environment and the associated principles and processes at each stage;
  • Understanding of social, economic and environmental sustainability as appropriate to construction and the built environment;
  • Knowledge of emerging technologies in the construction and built environment sector;
  • Employability skills and their understanding of how these are relevant to, and important in, the workplace in the construction and built environment sector;
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply the principles of working in ways which protect health, safety, well-being and the environment;
  • Knowledge, skills and understanding required in planning, performing and evaluating common practical tasks in at least two trades within the construction and built environment sector.

The course is delivered by both practical sessions with excellent workshop facilities and theory lessons to underpin the knowledge learnt in the practical sessions. You’ll be assessed through practical projects, written and online tests. Once complete, you’ll achieve:

  • L2 Foundation in Plumbing
  • Appropriate supporting qualifications to broaden your skill set and meet the needs of industry
  • Skills Activities
  • Maths and English qualifications (if not achieved C or above)

What is expected of me?

To enter the course, you’ll need a minimum of 4 GCSEs, Grade D or above, to include Maths/Maths Numeracy and English/Welsh First Language or an appropriate Entry Level qualification.

You need to have a desire to work in the construction industry. Full commitment to attendance is required, as is respect for others, enthusiasm for the subject and self-motivation. You’ll be continually assessed and there is an expectation that you’ll continue your studies and coursework during your own time.

What comes next?

Level 2 Progression or employment/apprenticeship at Level 3.

Additional information

You’ll need to undertake a construction industry assessment to help determine the most appropriate course.

Where can I study City & Guilds Foundation in Plumbing Level 2?

City of Newport Campus
(Full Time)
Start Date: 03 September 2024

This course may be available at other dates, times or campuses, please click to view your options.

All courses may be subject to change and cancelled if deemed not viable to run.

Have any questions or are not sure if this is the right course for you?

Contact our Student Recruitment team