NVQ Level 2 Plumbing Assessments

NVQ Level 2 Plumbing Assessments
Awarding body

City & Guilds 6189

If you are already working as a Plumber and hold a level 2 Plumbing Certificate or Diploma (C&G 6035-02 or 6129-22) but have never achieved a Plumbing NVQ then Able Skills has Assessors in place who can visit you at your place of work to establish your competence, give guidance on portfolio completion and help you on your way to achieving a Plumbing NVQ which is a requirement for many work sites in the UK.

Easy paymentsA small deposit secures your place on the course
Flexible TrainingChoose to train week days or at the weekends
Interest Free PaymentsPay as you train without paying any interest
Accommodation on siteAccommodation available for only £25/night

What You’ll Learn

This isn’t a training course; it is an assessment process which takes place wherever you are undertaking plumbing work. This process is undertaken in order for you to be assessed on your competence so that you can achieve an NVQ.

How You’ll Learn

The existing Plumbing qualifications that you hold will have units which map over to the NVQ and you will just need to be assessed in the work-place.

We will provide you with a detailed portfolio profiling session where an Assessor will have the opportunity to show you a portfolio and provide details on the kind of work that you need to have accessd to, how to generate evidence form that work and how to transfer that evidence in to a portfolio. At the end of the session, you will be given a portfolio to start work on and the contact details of your NVQ Assessor so that you can get started immediately.

For the level 2 C&G 6189 qualification, the work based Plumbing assessments will be to establish your competence in being able to:

  • Maintain the Safe Working Environment when Undertaking Work Activities.
  • Maintain Effective Plumbing Working Relationships.
  • Contribute to the Improvement of the Plumbing Work Environment.
  • Install Non-complex Plumbing Systems and Components.
  • Decommission Non-complex Plumbing Systems.
  • Maintain Non-complex Plumbing Systems and Components

Courses Open To You After

You may be considering a career within the gas industry and we have a variety of training options to help with this. Please visit our gas training pages to see what we have available. In addition, you could consider Water RegulationsEnergy Efficiency (Part L) or Vented & Unvented Hot Water Systems (G3). Training is available at Able Skills for any of the above listed courses.

Additional Info

As an example of the work that you will need to have access to, your Assessor will need to witness:

  • 1 bathroom (cold/hot)
  • Another bathroom (sanitation) or a heating job
  • Decommission 1 system

You will also separately need additional evidence (photos and portfolio completion) of:

  • 1 bathroom (cold/hot)
  • Another bathroom (sanitation) or a heating job
  • Decommission another system
  • 6 maintenance jobs

The length of time taken to achieve the NVQ aspect is entirely down to you and your access to the relevant aspects of work. Your registration for the NVQ level 2 is allocated at 3 years although you should look to complete it in a much shorter timescale.


The NVQ profiling session will take place at our dedicated training centre in Dartford, Kent. The centre is easily accessible by road, being just 10 minutes from junction 1a on the M25. We are only a short walk from Dartford train station which is served by frequent trains taking 35 minutes from central London. For anyone travelling from further away, we have our own accommodation available at only £25 per night.

We are open 7 days every week for visitors so if you would like to find out more about this course or about Able Skills, please feel free to pop in, no appointment necessary.

Duration & Cost

The cost to achieve NVQ level 2 will be £1495.00 based on 2 site visits. If you have completed your level 2 Plumbing qualification with Able Skills, the cost will be £1295.00. Instalment payments are available – please call for details.

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