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Plumbing Technical Certificate Level 3

Practical Vs Theory


Course overview

Devel­op the prac­ti­cal and tech­ni­cal skills you need to become a qual­i­fied Plumber or Domes­tic Engi­neer. You will explore: how to plan and design cen­tral heat­ing sys­tems, the prin­ci­ples and require­ments of envi­ron­men­tal tech­nol­o­gy sys­tems, old and hot water sys­tems, and domes­tic san­i­ta­tion sys­tem installation.


What Does The Pro­gramme Include

You will be required to under­take 1 weeks work expe­ri­ence on a con­struc­tion site, in a work­shop or in a con­struc­tion relat­ed field. You will also be expect­ed to take part in com­mu­ni­ty projects

Entry Require­ments

Plumb­ing Tech­ni­cal Cer­tifi­cate Lev­el 2 or rel­e­vant indus­try experience.

Wor­ried about your grades?

What­ev­er your results, we want to assure you that exten­u­at­ing cir­cum­stances will be con­sid­ered should you not have the grades indi­cat­ed above. 

We will review each appli­ca­tion on a case-by-case basis to ensure you get a place on the course most suit­able for you.

One of the ways we do this is through a very effec­tive 6 weeks to suc­cess pro­gramme’ that oper­ates from the first day you start your course. This includes sup­port such as (but not lim­it­ed to):

  • Allow­ing you to change cours­es if you change your mind in the first 6 weeks
  • Mov­ing you between course lev­els if you are find­ing your cur­rent lev­el too easy / too hard
  • One-to-one reviews with your aca­d­e­m­ic tutor to ensure you are pro­gress­ing and achiev­ing well

Our course enquiries and admis­sions team are avail­able remote­ly through­out this unprece­dent­ed peri­od. They can be con­tact­ed at enquiries@​stamford.​ac.​uk should you have any fur­ther questions.

How The Course Will Be Assessed

You will be for­ma­tive­ly assessed on each unit through phase tests and assign­ments; how­ev­er, final assess­ment is through an on-line exam and prac­ti­cal assignment

Addi­tion­al Information

You will require a uni­form con­sist­ing of steel toe capped boots and over­alls which can be pur­chased from our web­site. Dur­ing your inter­view you will also sit an online suit­abil­i­ty assess­ment. The result of this, plus your pre­vi­ous aca­d­e­m­ic achieve­ments and matu­ri­ty will deter­mine the lev­el of course you are offered.

Poten­tial Future Career

On suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion of this course, you can progress to Con­struc­tion and Engi­neer­ing degrees at uni­ver­si­ty. You could also enter job roles such as a Bath­room Fit­ter or a Self-employed Plumber, or con­tin­ue to work towards careers as a Plumb­ing and Heat­ing, Drainage or Gas Engineer.

Course Con­tent

You will explore how to:

  • Plan and design cen­tral heat­ing systems
  • The prin­ci­ples and require­ments of envi­ron­men­tal tech­nol­o­gy systems
  • Cold and hot water systems
  • Domes­tic san­i­ta­tion sys­tem installation




The brand new facil­i­ties at NCS repli­cate real con­di­tions so I have the best start for a career in plumb­ing and heat­ing engineering!

Owen Coon



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