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Course Overview

Becoming a professional plumber requires a lot of training, but we have delivered countless plumbing courses over the years and we often see learners struggling to achieve the qualifications they need because they lack a basic understanding of the subject matter.

That’s why we created our Professional Plumbing Course. This training programme is suitable for candidates of all experience levels – even if you’re starting out with no knowledge or experience of plumbing whatsoever, we will get you trained up to the point at which you will be ready to enter the world of professional plumbing.

Here are some of the topics you can expect to cover on our professional plumbing course:
  • Installing radiators and bathroom suites
  • External guttering
  • Waste pipes
  • Hot and cold water storage tanks
  • Unvented hot water storage systems
  • Water regulations
This course allows candidates to train part- or-full-time in a state-of-the-art training facility where they’ll be able to master all the essential plumbing skills. You can even keep your current job while you train to begin your new career as a professional plumber!

Read on to learn more about our professional plumbing course, or click here to browse our full range of plumbing courses.

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Who is this course for?

Access Training’s Professional Plumbing Course was designed with beginners in mind, although it may also be useful for more experienced candidates who wish to refresh and update their knowledge. We accept students of any age, gender, or nationality, so please don’t be afraid to get in touch if you think this course might suit you.


Our professional plumbing course consists of the following qualifications:
  1. Level 2 Diploma in Domestic Plumbing – This qualification covers the installation of bathroom suites, radiators, waste pipes, external guttering, and hot and cold water storage tanks.
  2. Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Plumbing and Heating – Gaining this practical qualification will set you apart as a fully-qualified plumber. You will be assessed in a ‘live’ scenario, and your Assessment may include bathroom installation and various other repair, installation, and/or maintenance tasks.
  3. Unvented Hot Water Storage Systems Certificate – This certificate qualifies you to hold an identification card that certifies you to install/maintain energy-efficient hot water storage systems.
  4. WRAS (Water Regulations Advisory Scheme) Certificate – This qualification recognises you as a competent person and grants you the status of ‘Approved Contractor’.
We work with a number of top UK awarding bodies (including BPEC and EAL) to provide accredited training programmes that equip learners with both the skills and the certifications they will need to succeed in the plumbing industry.

Units covered

Whilst working towards the qualifications outlined above, you will cover a wide range of topics and areas. These include:
  • Health and safety
  • Electrical principles
  • Central heating
  • Drainage
  • Sanitation
  • Cloakrooms
  • Cylinder cupboards
  • Bathroom installation
  • Maintenance
  • Water regulations
  • Designing/installing unvented hot water storage systems
  • Hot and cold water services
  • Flushing devices
  • Decommissioning
  • Component repair/replacement

Progress routes

After completing your professional plumbing course, you may wish to undertake a Bathroom Fitting Courses to further broaden your skillset. Acquiring a bathroom fitting qualification will give you a competitive advantage over your fellow plumbers and enable you to undertake even larger, more complex projects.

Alternatively (or additionally), you may choose to undertake one of our gas training courses to add another string to your bow and broaden the range of work that you will potentially be able to complete when you become a professional tradesperson.

Why choose Access Training?

We are among the UK’s leading providers of professional trade training – here’s what we have to offer:
  • Specialist, professionally qualified teaching staff with a wealth of industry experience
  • Enhanced online assessments, allowing you to learn at your own pace and sit exams when you want
  • Flexible training programmes that can be undertaken full-time or part-time
If you would like to find out more about our professional plumbing course, please click here to contact the Access Training team.
Not the right course?

Do You Already Have Plumbing Experience?

Our plumbing courses aren’t exclusively for those who wish to change their career. If you are already a practising plumber, we can help you add new accreditations to your skillset – this will ensure that your skills remain up-to-date, and it may even give you the edge over other plumbers in your area. Get in touch to find out what we have to offer experienced plumbers like you.

Successful Students

“The plumbing business is going so well that I'm already having to think like a businessman and not just a plumber, I didn't expect the success we've had, it's just fantastic! ”
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