Career Change options Level 3 / Option 2 / Distance Learning

Plumbing Studies (6035-03) Level 3 Diploma Duration

Plumbing Studies Distance Learning (6035-03) Level 3 Diploma is a programme over 12 weeks with additional onsite work.


The course is intended for those that want to gain basic skills and knowledge in order to gain entry into the plumbing and building services engineering industry. This qualification replaces the existing 6129 Level 3 Certificate in Plumbing Studies (technical certificate). This is taught at our Northampton Centre , which is located with strong transport links with Birmingham, Leicester, Milton Keynes, Oxford, Peterborough, Coventry, Corby, Wellingborough, Kettering, Rushden and Daventry. Situated with in a short drive from the M1, M6, A14 and a 10 min walk from the new train station getting to EAS could not be easier.


  • Health and Safety in building services engineering
  • Understand the fundamental principles and requirements of environmental technology systems
  • Plumbing system installation and planning
  • Complex cold water systems
  • Domestic hot water systems
  • Sanitation and drainage systems
  • Central heating systems
  • Domestic gas principles
  • Electrical Principles
  • Career awareness in Building Services Engineering

Functional Skills

We can support you if you wish to conclude these exams. This will be at an extra cost to any individual who wished to partake.

Teaching Methods

The programme is college and home based and you will be required to attend practical workshop sessions that suit you, so in the week, in the evening or at the weekend helping you to reduce the amount of time you have to take off work. Theory is completed by you at home and after each module you will complete a mock exam and submit to EAS's expert tutors to mark and they will give feedback. During the feedback and with the tracking of your workshops you will be instructed as to when you should partake on both the practical assessments and evolve C&G online exams.


The assessments consist of on-line tests set by C&G on the evolve system and needs to be completed and passed at the end of each unit. There will also be a practical task assessment manual to be completed in the workshop throughout your journey.

Qualification Gained

Level 3 Diploma in Plumbing Studies (6035-03)

Opportunities for Progression

You can progress onto your onsite assessments and allows you to become employable by obtaining the 6189 level 3 and to then move on to a level 4 programme.



Anyone aged 24 or over may apply for a 24+ Advanced Learning Loan.  The loans are designed to help you pay your tuition fees and are available to all UK nationals* studying a publicly funded Level 3 or Level 4 Course.  It's easy to apply, your household income isn't taken into account and there's no credit check. You won't have to pay anything back until your income is over £21,000 a year. If your loan is for an Access to Higher Education programme and you progress to complete a Higher Education programme, you will not have to pay back your 24+ loan.

6035 – 03 only = £ TBC

6035-03 + Functional skills to level 2 (ICT, English, Maths) = £ TBC

Onsite assessments-

EAS Mechanical Ltd will also once you have found employment register you free of charge onto the 6189 route to complete you NVQ/QCF assessments.
We normally charge £900.00 - £1000.00 for us to come out and see you onsite but we will also reduce that to £600.00 and give you the full support you need.

Need help with work placements?

We are also working closely with the 3 largest recruitment agencies in our sector to get you all that important onsite experience…… please get in touch for more info.

Fancy a deal?

If you know of others who want to join the programme and they sign up we will waive the onsite fee as a thank you to you.  Please speak to Eamon Wilson directly.

EAS Mechanical Ltd will not add on any further costs to your training unlike some providers. The price you get quoted for is the price you will pay for all your training.

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The EAS Group is a leading provider of high quality, recognised complete training services for the construction and building services engineering sectors.

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