The plumbing industry now expects entry level plumbers to be at NVQ level 2. The 6129 is an essential step in the right
direction on the qualification ladder.
Once you have completed the 6129, you will be able to be assessed on site to achieve the full NVQ level 2 (City & Guilds
6089) this will allow you to gain paid employment and start to work towards obtaining your gas certificates. We have
assessors that can come out and assess your work if you work in our area. The assessors charge £750 which includes
registration for your NVQ 2 certificate and the visits to site to sign off the six units required of you. We will
also help with the paperwork process and give advice on any issues whilst obtaining your NVQ2.
Assessments will take place at mutually agreed times to determine and confirm a candidates progress and competence
set against the national standards. - Trade Services staff will arrange this with you. Once completed you will be issued
with the NVQ Level 2 Certificate. You will now be able to gain paid employment.
To enable certification of the City & Guilds 6129 certificate in your allocated 6 week resettlement you will need to
undertake the home study. This will need to be completed prior to your attendance at the Trade Services Training Centre.
During your resettlement programme, dedicated times will be allocated to revision (of your prior home study) for each unit
before the unit examinations. Please note this will be during evening classes.
The course is structured to a wide range of learners with the hands on workshop activities and complementary classroom
The modules to be studied are:
Safety in plumbing activities
Key plumbing principles
Common plumbing processes
Cold water systems
Domestic hot water systems
Central heating systems/pipework
Sheet lead weathering
Effective working relationships
Basic plumbing studies (GOLA End Test)
Basic plumbing practical tasks (detailed below)
Commissioning and de-commissioning
Heating systems/copper/plastic/low carbon steel
After initial training students will be assessed through a wide range of practical tasks and multiple-choice test papers
set by City & Guilds.
The course is designed for students of either gender and is open to all ages. Students wishing to enrol can speak to the
course manager to be advised of their suitability.
Students will be provided with materials and tools but to satisfy Health & Safety requirements students will require
steel-capped footwear and overalls.
Recognition as a qualified plumber requires completion of a Plumbing NVQ