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  1. Ubaidah

    Ubaidah New Member

    Hi people, After a two year college course I managed to achieve a level 2 Diploma in Plumbing. However it is not enough to get a job as i still need an NVQ (Professional level). What would be the next best step?
     
  2. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    level 3
     
  3. Ubaidah

    Ubaidah New Member

    I cannot afford lvl 3 at the moment. And iv been told lvl 2 is the minimum.
     
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  4. Ubaidah

    Ubaidah New Member

    Lvl 3 is the gas side of plumbing its not mandatory. But yes i know it would look better on my Cv.
     
  5. Chalked

    Chalked Plumber GSR

    You can't complete level two without a year and a day working with someone and completing a work based portfolio.
    Have you tried getting a job in the industry?
     
  6. Ubaidah

    Ubaidah New Member

    No I haven't applied for any plumbing jobs yet. Iv been told my College course is not enough to get any job.
     
  7. Ubaidah

    Ubaidah New Member

    Would doing some work experience on site be a good idea?
     
  8. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Yes or even as a plumbing mate
     
  9. Ubaidah

    Ubaidah New Member

    Alright man I guess I should start applying. thanks for your advice :)
     
  10. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    its not just about gas, you learn about the final few things like unvented cylinders
     
  11. Ubaidah

    Ubaidah New Member

    I actually done the first few months of the level 3 course. I learnt alot about cylinders , fitted loads. Then I fell out(bad idea) and got a retail job.
     
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