Qualification Title

Level 1 Diploma in Plumbing Foundation 600/2514/7

Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing Foundation 600/9432/1

Level 3 Diploma in Plumbing Foundation 600/9353/5

 

Qualification Code Credits Guided Learning Hours

601/2514/7

600/9432/1

600/9353/5

40

70

53

356

588

450

Support Information

DPH009 – Purpose Statement – 600/9432/1
DPH010 – Purpose Statement – 600/9353/5
DPH011 – Purpose Statement – 601/2514/7
DPH012 – Purpose Statement – 601/7621/0
DPH009 – Letter of Support (2014) – 600/9432/1
DPH009 – Letter of Support (2015) – 600/9432/1
DPH010 – Letter of Support – 600/9353/5
DPH012 – Letter of Support – 601/7621/0

Assessment Information

These nationally recognised qualifications are designed for new entrants to the plumbing and heating industry.

The L1 Plumbing Foundation requires the completion of centre based knowledge and practical assessments designed to provide individuals with the basic skills and understanding to allow a progression route to completion of the L2 Plumbing Foundation and the L2 NVQ Diploma in Plumbing and Heating or Domestic Heating.

The L2 Plumbing Foundation requires the completion of centre based knowledge and practical assessments designed to provide individuals with the basic skills and understanding to allow a progression route to completion of the L2 NVQ Diploma in Plumbing and Heating,  Domestic Heating or L3 Plumbing Foundation qualification.

The L3 Plumbing Foundation requires the completion of centre based knowledge and practical assessments designed to provide individuals with the basic skills and understanding to allow a progression route to completion of the L3 NVQ Diploma in Domestic Plumbing and Heating or Domestic Heating qualification providing they also hold a suitable NVQ L2 Diploma in Plumbing.

 

Unit Details

Level 1

  • J/602/2479 Understand and carry out safe working practices in Building Services Engineering
  • J/602/2482 Understand how to communicate with others within Building Services Engineering
  • D/602/2486 Understand how to apply environmental protection measures within BSE
  • Y/502/8180 Understand fundamental scientific principles within building services engineering
  • K/505/9403 Understand and carry out copper pipe fabrication work for domestic plumbing systems
  • K/505/9417 Understand and carry out low carbon steel pipe fabrication work for domestic plumbing systems
  • M/505/9418 Understand and carry out plastic pipe fabrication work for domestic plumbing systems
  • K/505/9420 Understand the key features of domestic plumbing systems
  • T/505/9419 Understand and demonstrate techniques for installing and securing plumbing pipework

Level 2

  • J/602/2479 Understand and carry out safe working practices in Building Services Engineering
  • J/602/2482 Understand how to communicate with others within Building Services Engineering
  • D/602/2486 Understand how to apply environmental protection measures within BSE
  • J/602/2496 Understand how to apply scientific principles within MES
  • D/602/2682 Understand and carry out site preparation, and pipework fabrication techniques for domestic plumbing and heating systems
  • H/602/2697 Understand and apply domestic cold water system installation and maintenance techniques
  • F/602/2884 Understand and apply domestic hot water system installation and maintenance techniques
  • Y/602/2888 Understand and apply domestic central heating system installation and maintenance techniques
  • F/602/2917 Understand and apply domestic rainwater system installation and maintenance techniques
  • J/602/2921 Understand and apply domestic above ground drainage system installation and maintenance techniques

Level 3

  • K/502/8930 Understand and apply domestic cold water system installation, commissioning, service and maintenance techniques
  • R/602/2498 Understand how to organise resources within BSE
  • K/502/9155 Understand and apply domestic hot water system installation, commissioning, service and maintenance techniques
  • M/502/9156 Understand and apply domestic central heating system installation, commissioning, service and maintenance techniques
  • T/502/9157 Understand and carry out electrical work on domestic plumbing and heating systems and components
  • D/502/9296 Understand and apply domestic sanitation system installation, commissioning, service and maintenance techniques
Further Information

Assessments consist of a combination of practical and theory examinations.

Useful Information

Qualification Guide – Plumbing and Heating and Domestic Heating

Training Materials

Training materials are available from a number of sources.

BPEC Services Ltd. training materials

Funding

For UK funding info visit Learning Aim Reference Service Qualification Funding Information

Related Qualifications

Plumbing Qualifications

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities available through completing this qualification within the domestic plumbing and heating sectors could include plumbing and heating engineer and specialised craftsperson.

Assessment centres wishing to deliver the Plumbing  Foundation qualifications should contact AOadmin@bpec.org.uk

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