Personal Learning Account

Are you aged over 19 and earning under £26,000? Or, has your employment been negatively impacted by Covid-19? Then this course could be available for free through the Personal Learning Account.

How to apply: To apply through the Personal Learning Account, visit this information page.

Is this course right for me?

The qualification covers the following topics:

  • Health and Safety
  • Regulations
  • Types and system layouts
  • Water treatment
  • Installation and Commissioning
  • Maintenance and Fault Finding

Entry requirements:

This course is aimed at qualified plumbers.

Entry requirements:

  • N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Plumbing or equivalent earlier certification providing evidence of competence
  • Water Regulations/Water Byelaws (WRAS or equivalent)

Note: Standalone vocationally-related qualifications (technical certificates) are not acceptable.


  • Practical work


  • Multiple choice GOLA test 
  • Practical assessment


Competent Person Schemes (CPS)