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Address City College Norwich, Ipswich Road, Norwich, NR2 2LJ

01603 773311

T Level: Building Services Engineering – Plumbing

  • 3

    Level 3

  • Duration
    2 years

  • Start Date
    September 2021

  • Venue
    Ipswich Road

  • Course Code

Start Date

  • September 2021, Full Time


You will gain core knowledge in a variety of areas such as health and safety, building services engineering (BSE) systems, maintenance principles and building technology. You will then go on to specialise in plumbing and study topics such as tools, equipment and materials, different plumbing systems, pipework technology, system installation and techniques (all of which will allow you in time to install) and commission, maintain
and decommission plumbing systems.

It is likely that you will also study a second occupational specialism to support progression
into the labour market as you are often having to deal with more than one system (i.e. plumbing and heating engineering).

As part of this course, you will complete a mandatory “on the job” industry placement (315hrs) with an employer to develop your practical and technical skills.

Why our college?

Industry standard facilities

At our college you will have access to industry-standard facilities and get to use top of the range equipment. On our campus you’ll find media suites, TV studios, design labs, workshops, hair & beauty salons, working kitchens and a live theatre.

Gain real experiences of work

All of our courses will provide you with outstanding experiences of work and prepare you for your future career. You will work with real employers and customers and build connections.

A unique student experience

This is what really sets us apart. At our college you will experience the freedom to be yourself. Being part of an active Students’ Union, having opportunities to travel and enjoying live entertainment are just a few of the amazing opportunities available to you.

Entry Requirements

Five GCSEs at grade 4/C or above including Science and Maths at grade 5/C and English at grade 4/C or above.


Assessment will take place through a combination of externally set exams, an employer-set project and endpoint synoptic assessment.


Successful completion of this course will allow you to progress onto a career in the construction and engineering industry. You could enter employment or start an Apprenticeship. You can also progress on to university level courses .


If you are a UK or home fee status student and aged 16-18 on the 31st August before the start of your course, tuition fees are free. If you are aged 19 and over please contact the Advice Shop.