You will need to provide:

Factual accounts
Witness testimonies
Photographs of the work you have carried out
Contact us now to find out more.

Note: This NVQ programme is specifically designed for experienced plumbers. If you are looking to learn plumbing from the ground up, please visit our main Plumbing Courses page.

Who should apply?

The NVQ Level 2 in Plumbing is specifically designed for experienced plumbers who already have a good working knowledge of the relevant plumbing techniques and theory.

If you are a novice looking to learn plumbing as a trade, our Career Change Plumbing Courses will be ideal for you.

What qualification will I receive?

Once your portfolio has been submitted and assessed, you will (if successful) be awarded the Level 2 NVQ in Plumbing & Heating. You will then be able to apply for a trade recognition card, identifying you as a qualified professional plumber.


  • Interview: You will attend a brief interview, giving us a chance to grasp your current experience level and decide on a suitable course of action.
  • Induction: An introduction to compiling your portfolio. This can be carried out online if necessary.
  • Progress Meetings: These will take place periodically as you work on your portfolio. You will meet with your assessor, who will assess the evidence that you have gathered to date.
  • Submission: Once your portfolio is complete, you will submit it for final assessment.
  • Award: If successful, you will be awarded your NVQ Plumbing Level 2 qualification.

Going further

We offer a wide variety of trade training courses here at Access Training Academies, and if – having achieved your NVQ plumbing qualification – you decide that you would like to add additional trades to your skillset, we’ll be more than happy to help! We provide accredited electrical training and gas training courses, among other options.

What we offer:

  • Specialist assessors and teaching staff
  • Continuous support while you’re compiling your portfolio
  • We accept candidates from all over the UK
Contact Access Training Academies to learn more about our NVQ Level 2 Plumbing programme.