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There are a number of qualifications accredited by C&G for the Mechanical Engineering Services / Building Services Industry that our Installation Theory and Advanced Theory courses can help you prepare for, the main qualifications are:
C&G 6089 – Plumbing NVQ Level 2 (Trained Plumber) & Level 3 (Advanced Plumber)
If you are a person who has been working in the industry for 5 years or more undertaking the normal sort of work that plumbers do, then you may be able to register for direct entry into the NVQ and achieve the qualification by creating a portfolio of site based evidence and on site assessment. If, however, you are a new-
C&G 6129 – Plumbing Technical Certificate in Basic Plumbing Skills (Level 2) & Domestic Plumbing Studies (Level 3)
This qualification comprises a series of both multi-
C&G 6088 – Domestic Heating Installation NVQ Level 2 (Installer grade) & Level 3 (Craftsman grade)
This qualification is an alternative that you may wish to consider. Particularly if you have the opportunity to collect the evidence required for the portfolio by on-
C&G 6028 – Domestic Heating Installation Technical Certificate
As with the plumbing, there is also a heating technical certificate qualification, but this is not a prerequisite to achieve the Domestic Heating Installation NVQ.
The following independent assessments may also prove useful, particularly if you wish to self-
Water Regulations *
Unvented Domestic Hot Water Storage Systems *
C&G 6084 – Energy Efficiency
ACS Domestic Gas Safety Assessments * (Note ACS assessment is also required for competent gas operative registration on the CAPITA Gas Safe Scheme)
Typical costs for practical training and assessment
It is not possible for us to quote exact costs, and because everyone who want to change career come with different experience and pre-
Further Education College based C&G 6129 plumbing technical certificate training and assessment typically takes 2 years on a day release basis for C&G 6129 Technical Certificate (1 day per week for 35 weeks each year) and typically costs £1300 per year if you are 19 or over (free if 18 or under). Some colleges offer this course on a full time basis over 1 year (35 weeks at 18 hours tuition per week) cost approximately £1300 if you are 19 or over (free if age 16 to 18).
Intensive full time C&G 6129 plumbing technical certificate training and assessment with a private training provider/assessment centre typically takes 6 to 8 weeks and costs from £4500. Follow-
Introductory or basic plumbing practical training can be as little as 2 days and typically costs about £350 with a private training provider, similarly bathroom design and installation training might be 4 days and typically cost £350.
As the range of qualifications available is wide, and the entry requirements for the plumbing NVQ can at first appear complicated, so if you need help in deciding which is the best route to a qualification for you, then please feel free to contact us and we will do our best to offer you impartial advice...