Hello Simon, So far I have completed the level 2 BPEC plumbing course and can say honestly it is a very good course! It was run over 6 weeks, you have exams every week (I think a total of 10) then you go out to a company (best to to it through them) and work for a period of time. You complete a second portfolio in a work placement to gain your NVQ LVL 2. Although the course is only 6 weeks, you will learn a hell of a lot, so be prepared for it to take over your entire life lol. You've got to be dedicated! Right now I'm on my last week of my Logic Gas course. With the Gas you do 4 weeks, then a work placement and second portfolio (a very large one) then you go back to the college for your ACS exams. The gas course is the most intense and hardest thing I've done to date! There is an insane amount to learn (practically impossible) I've 4 weeks. Here is a link for the training material you will need to buy for the gas if you undertake (you don't need any for the plumbing): GAS Domestic Site Guide 2016 Good luck! P.s it's the best decision I've ever made, I would recommend doing the gas course aswell!