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Plumbing Level 3

Level 3 NVQ diploma in plumbing and domestic heating

What are the learner pre-requisites?

It is expected learners will have completed: EAL Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Plumbing and Heating.

Learners must have the minimum levels of literacy and numeracy GCSE grade C or above to comply with the health and safety aspects of the scheme, the completion of the learning outcomes and any assessment requirements.

What is this qualification?

This qualification is a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ).  It involves the skills and knowledge needed to do the job, ability to organise work and identify and prevent problems.

The achievement of an NVQ will encourage an employee to value their contribution to the workplace, and it will develop their skills and potential. 

This qualification requires occupational evidence. 

What does it cover?

This qualification covers a wide range of subjects required by someone working in the domestic plumbing and heating industry including:

  • organisation of resources
  • domestic hot water system installation, commissioning, servicing and maintenance 
  • domestic cold water system installation, commissioning, servicing and maintenance 
  • domestic central heating system installation, commissioning, servicing and maintenance 
  • domestic sanitation system installation, commissioning, servicing and maintenance 
  • electrical work for plumbing and heating.
  • water recycling.

Where does this qualification lead?

The EAL Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Plumbing and Heating will lead on to: 

  • Level 4 qualifications within Building Services.