So you have decided that you would like to be a plumber, you have taken a quick look at the courses that we have to offer, and decided on the course which is most suited to you and the qualification levels you think you may require. But let us take a moment and explain to you in more detail what qualifications you need to fulfil your ambition and become a fully qualified plumber.

The minimum qualification that you need to become a plumber is the City & Guilds 6035 level 2 Diploma in Domestic Plumbing. This qualification allows you carry out various domestic jobs, such as fixing taps and unclogging pipes etc. If you complete our Essential Plumbing Course then you will gain this qualification. The City & Guilds 6035 is ideal if you are just entering the plumbing industry and would like to work alongside or become a domestic plumber.

If you would like to work on a large building site, or for a larger plumbing firm, for instance, AA or British Gas, then your NVQ level 2 will be required.  If you have no prior experience in the plumbing industry, don’t worry. Here at access training, we have developed 2 courses that are designed specifically for the absolute beginner and will train you up to become a fully qualified plumber in next to no time!

Professional Plumbing Course

Our Professional Plumbing Course will help you gain four technical and professional, industry recognised qualifications;


  •  City & Guilds 6035 Level 2 Plumbing 
  • City & Guilds 6189-57 Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Plumbing and Heating  
  • Unvented Hot Water Storage Systems Certificate 
  • WRAS (Water Regulations Advisory Scheme) Certificate 


These qualifications will allow you to enter the plumbing industry with a varied skill set, allowing you take on a variety of work, not only from domestic clients but you will also be qualified to work on larger sites and for large plumbing companies, such as British Gas.

Find out more about what our Professional Plumbing Course entails here. 

Premier Plumbing Course 

Our Premier Plumbing Course is the most comprehensive course that we have designed for any aspiring plumber, here at Access Training. To become a fully qualified plumber we advise you enrol in this course.

During the duration of this course you will not only become a fully qualified plumber, you will also be a fully qualified gas engineer. Upon completion of this course you will have gained;


  •  City & Guilds 6035 Level 2 Plumbing 
  •  City & Guilds 6189-57 Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Plumbing and Heating 
  • Unvented Hot Water Storage Systems Certificate 
  • WRAS Certificate  
  •  Part P Domestic Electrical Installer 
  • ACS Gas Certificate


As you can imagine, entering the plumbing industry with these qualifications will set you apart from the competition, either in a job interview or if you decide to embark on a career as a self-employed plumber.

If you are already working as a plumber, maybe you have taken our Essential Plumbing Course, or you have completed some work experience with an employer, you can also just enrol on the NVQ Level 2 Certification – For New Plumber's course through Access Training.

Find out more about what our Premier Plumbing Course entails here. 

If you are interested in becoming a fully qualified plumber, then don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss your options with Access Training. Simply fill out the contact forms on the course pages, alternatively, you can call us on 0800 345 7492 and talk to one of our course advisors.

Get your NVQ Level 2 Diploma in a matter of weeks!
NVQ Level 2 Courses from Access Training
Tradespeople who carry out work on-site in the UK are required to hold an NVQ Level 2 Diploma for their chosen trade. However, the NVQ qualification is notoriously difficult to achieve; in order to pass, candidates must complete a portfolio of their work, complete with photographs, storyboards, and witness testimonials.

Completing a standard NVQ Level 2 course can take many months, making it quite a troublesome hurdle to overcome. Many budding tradesmen and women, particularly those with families and/or full-time jobs, simply don't have time to put in the necessary work. However, there is a way around this problem: fast track NVQ courses from Access Training Academies!

Our industry experience allows us to guide learners through the entire NVQ Level 2 process in a matter of weeks, not months. After a brief interview (which allows us to assess your current skill level and plan your NVQ course accordingly), we will help you to gather the requisite evidence, complete your portfolio, and gain that all-important diploma within the shortest possible timeframe.

Contact us now to learn more about our fast track NVQ Level 2 courses, or select one of the following options to learn more: