A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain a Plumbing Diploma. Whether you're looking to go on to further education, improve your job prospects or expand your knowledge, distance learning Plumbing is a flexible and convenient course, which allows you to comprehensively prepare for an exam or career through home study. What's more, because the distance learning Level 2 Plumbing course is a fully comprehensive course, no prior knowledge is required.
Have you heard about the shortage of plumbers? Paid a high price for a simple job? Thought you could retrain for the high earnings? Then this is the course for you.
It covers everything from an induction into the subject, health and safety, common processes, key plumbing principles, sanitation systems as well as electricity, environmental awareness, cold water systems and central heating systems.
The Plumbing Course is an excellent opportunity to take the first step in becoming a successful plumber without disrupting your current life commitments. Once completed you can then decide whether you would work for a company or go self-employed and be your own boss.
You will learn all about the exciting world of the plumbing industry ranging from trade regulations to the tools in use to environmental concerns and much more besides.
From there, you can end your studies there or go and take the City & Guilds Level 2 Technical Certificate 6129 by taking the practical training and assessment. (Please note that there are extra fees involved).
By taking this course you will also have covered all the theory to gain the Level 2 NVQ in Mechanical Engineering Services Plumbing (Domestic qualification). You will need to go to a City and Guilds accredited centre and complete the knowledge and on-the-job assessment.
Further training will take anything from 6 – 12 weeks and more details are available by contacting us directly.
NB - if you have 5 years or more experience you will be exempt from the practical training.
COURSE KEY TOPICS
Unit 1: Plumbing InductionUnit 2: Health and SafetyUnit 3: Common Plumbing ProcessesUnit 4: Key Plumbing PrinciplesUnit 5: Sanitation systemsUnit 6: ElectricityUnit 7: Cold Water SystemsUnit 8: Domestic Hot Water SystemsUnit 9: Cold and hot water systems and componentsUnit 10: Central Heating SystemsUnit 11: Sheet Lead WeatheringsUnit 12: Environmental Awareness
HOME STUDY SUPPORT
You will be provided with comprehensive materials designed to provide you with everything required to complete your Plumbing course. You will have your own personal tutor helping you with your course work and with any questions you may have. Plus you can contact our Student Advisors by email or phone for all the practical advice you may need – so we really are with you 100%.
What's more, you'll have access to the online student portal, where you can interact with other students, browse our resource library and manage your account.
This course is marked through a process of continuous assessment guided by your tutor following EDL guidelines. This means that your qualification will be awarded according to your performance on assessments rather than by taking an exam.
We send the full course out with the units listed above, you then read through the course in your own time and complete the assignments which you send to your tutor for marking. There is no word count for these assignments. However, one sentence answers will be rejected and you will have to re-submit it for marking.
Upon verification of the activities, exercises and assignments, a certificate of achievement will be awarded by eDistance Learning, as confirmation that your written work has met all of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for the programme.
If you want to go on to achieve the City and Guilds 6129 Level 2 Technical Certificate, you only need to sit the practical training and assessment at a centre which we can help you find.
HOME STUDY RESOURCES
FREE WATER REGULATIONS GUIDE
We recommended you spend approximately 180 hours of your time studying for the Plumbing Diploma. The pace of study is completely up to you. To give an example, if you dedicate 4 hours a week to the course it would take you a year to complete but if you could spare 8 hours a week you could complete it in six months.
Get started today, and you can earn your Level 2 EDL Award in Plumbing in as little as six months, or take up to a year, if you prefer – the choice is yours.
HOME STUDY ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Students must be aged 16 or over and be educated to GCSE level G or above or hold equivalent qualifications.
You must have access to the Internet to complete the course.
The good news is that no prior learning knowledge or experience is essential to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about Plumbing and would like to take part in a highly rewarding home study course. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and study further, so we try to keep our entry requirements to a minimum.
You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with full tutor support.
Our aim is to provide you with the best deal available, therefore the registration fee, certification fee and full tutor support is included in the course price for you. The enrolment fee for the Plumbing home study course is £623.75, though for a limited time we are offering you the opportunity to pay only £499 which is a 20% discount if you enrol online and pay in full.
You can also opt for our Easy Payment Plan and enrol online today by paying a deposit of £227.75 and then 4 equal payments of £99 per month. The first instalment is paid about a month after you receive your course.
Pay in Instalments UK (Paper Version) - Enrol Now
(Deposit £227.75 plus 4 monthly payments of £99)
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Pay In Full International (Paper Version) £539 - Enrol Now
EDL Level 2 Award in Plumbing
The Plumbing Diploma is issued by eDistance Learning, entitling you to use the letters EDL Dip after your name.
This course leads to a Level 2 Award for successful learners. This means that it is at a level of learning equivalent to level 2 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. In accrediting the programme at level 2, eDistance Learning attests that its learning outcomes are at an equivalent level to a level 2 national qualification.
POSSIBLE CAREER PATH
As a plumber you would install, service and repair plumbing systems in homes and businesses. For example, you might be responsible for making sure a public building gets clean drinking water, or you may be called out to fix a central heating boiler in someone's home. Depending on whether you work in domestic, industrial or commercial premises, your duties could include: installing and repairing water supplies, heating systems and drainage servicing gas- and oil-fired central heating systems, boilers and radiators installing and fixing domestic appliances like showers and washing machines servicing air-conditioning and ventilation units fitting weather-proof materials, joints and flashings to roofs, chimneys and walls. On all jobs, you would use hand and power tools, which could include welding equipment. As an experienced plumber, you might specialise in sheet metal work on industrial, commercial or historical buildings.
Your course fee covers everything you will need to successfully complete the Plumbing home study course and earn your award:
1. All textbooks, study folders, and/or online learning aids designed for distance learning
2. A full range of student services, including:Tutor marked assessments (TMAs)Access to the online student portal (Student Chat, Forums and Online Support Resources)NUS Extra Card (discounted membership)Comprehensive Study Guide & Study PlanGuide to Effective Study TechniquesHow to approach exams without fear
3. A Level 2 award upon successful course completion
4. One year's educational support by e-mail, post, fax or phone
5. Free postage and packaging for UK mainland students
FURTHER COURSE INFORMATION
If your course is being delivered online, please ensure you meet the minimum requirements below.
Windows 98, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 - Acrobat Reader 4.0 and above
Mac OS X, Mac OS 9.2 - Acrobat Reader 4.0 and above
From time to time we may enrol our students with our partner sites; this is dependent on the number of students enrolling on a particular course and course material availability. If this happens, nothing changes for you other than the name of the college administering your course. We will continue to be your point of contact; you will get the exact same course you have enrolled on with the same high level of quality content and support.
The course can be enrolled upon by students Internationally. There are no deadlines for enrolments.
WHAT TO DO NOW?
Step One: It's simple - all you need to do now is choose whether you want to pay in instalments or in full and then click on the relevant enrolment button at the top of this page.
Step Two: Once you have selected your payment option to enrol you will be redirected (this can take a few seconds) to our PayPal payment page for you to select your payment method and complete your enrolment.
Step Three: Within 7 days (normally 48 hours) your enrolment papers and course materials will be with you. A tutor and a dedicated support advisor will also be allocated to you.
That's it..... Thanks and wishing you the best of luck with your studies.