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Construction Courses at Lancaster & Morecambe College

Plumbing & Heating Level 3

egg-timerFull Time
arrowLevel 3
hat16-18, Adult FT
calendar1 Year
pinLancaster & Morecambe College
Start date: 04/09/2023

This course teaches both theoretical and practical aspects of electrical installation and is suitable for school leavers and adults wishing to become involved in the plumbing & heating industry or associated disciplines.

The course consists of six exams, four theory assessments and one project along with practical assessments which will be carried out under assessment conditions. At the end of the course you will have a good understanding of all aspects of plumbing & heating; ideal for someone who wishes to progress onto full time employment or a Level 3 Apprenticeship.

Course Overview

You will study the following:

  • Cold exam

  • Hot exam

  • Sanitation

  • Central heating

  • Electrical

  • BSE exam

  • Plumbing and heating practical

  • Planning adjustments

All LMC students will receive tutorial support and take a programme of Functional Skills including English & Maths.

LMC has guest speakers along with joint events for all students. There is also an excellent opportunity to take part in National Citizen Service (NCS) which gives learners opportunities for bonding and stepping outside of their comfort zones.

Progression Routes

Upon completion you can progress to Higher Education, employment, self-employment, and may work nationally or even internationally.

Progression in the workplace can lead to management roles and after experience, your career may lead to teaching and training others.

You can develop your skills within the Plumbing & Heating industry with further training in:

  • Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning

  • Renewable Energy Technologies

  • Oil Fired Appliances

  • Engineering

  • Contract Management

You can discover all the opportunities available to you by exploring the full list of careers in this industry.

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at grade A-C/4-9, specifically in English & Maths.

All students aged 16 -19 are required to study Functional Skills English & Maths qualifications or GCSE English & Maths if not already awarded a grade C/4 or higher in these subjects.

If you have a grade D/3 at GCSE you will study English &/or Maths GCSE. Students with a grade lower than D/3 will work towards GCSE through the study of English & Maths Functional Skills.

Entry criteria will be applied at the discretion of the course manager.

How to Apply

If you would like to apply for this course, please click 'Apply' in the top right, follow the steps, and our Admissions Team will be in touch with you

For more information, advice and guidance please phone Student & Learning Services on 01524 521385 or 0800 306306 or email

Course code: A24369-A1A