Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Domestic Plumbing and Heating (Gas Fired Water and Central Heating Appliances)

Qualification Title

BPEC Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Plumbing and Heating (Gas Water Heating and Wet Central Heating Appliances) 600/6284/8

Qualification Code Credits Guided Learning Hours




Support Information

Purpose Statement

Letter of Support – CIPHE 

Letter of Support – Hull College 

Letter of Support – Oxford Energy Academy 

Letter of Support – Summit Skills 

Assessment Information

This is a nationally recognised qualification and is designed for learners already holding a relevant level 2 Plumbing and Heating qualification, who wish to specialise in the installation, service and maintenance of a wide range of plumbing and heating systems in domestic environments.

Unit Details

Core Units

  • R/602/2498 Understand how to organise resources within BSE
  • K/502/8930 Understand and apply domestic cold water system installation, commissioning, service and maintenance techniques
  • 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


Plumbing and Heating Units

  • D/502/9296 Understand and apply domestic sanitation system installation, commissioning, service and maintenance techniques
  • K/502/9298 Install, commission, service and maintain domestic plumbing and heating systems

This qualification is aimed at those who have already completed a suitable Level 2 Plumbing qualification.

Further Information

Assessments consist of a combination of practical and theory examinations. On completion, BPEC Certification Ltd will upload the relevant results to Gas Safe Register

Expiry Information

For the purpose of Gas Safe registration the specific units relating to gas safety are normally valid for 5 years.

On expiry, candidates are eligible to take re-assessment. The re-assessment can be taken up to 6 months prior to the expiry date of the initial qualification without losing out (MOT Style). Previous certificates must be presented to the assessment centre as evidence of holding the initial qualification.

Useful Information

Qualification Guide

Training Materials

Training materials are available from a number of sources.

BPEC Services Ltd training materials


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

Related Qualifications

Plumbing Qualifcations

Gas 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.

Industry Recognition

Recognition within the Building Services Industry and the Gas Safe Register.

Assessment centres wishing to deliver the Level 3 Gas Plumbing qualifications should contact AOadmin@bpec.org.uk

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