Plumbing: For Level 2 Technical Certificate and NVQ / Edition 2

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Overview

Students setting out for a career in plumbing need a clear, concise and comprehensive textbook to help them study for their Technical Certificate and Level 2 NVQ – and this book meets all those needs.

Steve Muscroft expertly guides you through each of the key areas and processes in plumbing, from the basics through cold and hot water systems to health and safety and best practice on site.

The best way to learn something is to do it for yourself – so along with the theory this book is full of practical advice and guidance on how to get the job done. Every chapter is packed with colour photographs and diagrams to make learning easier. To help reinforce understanding each section features self-test exercises based on the standard City and Guilds assessment method.

Steve Muscroft’s Plumbing isn’t just a guide to passing the exam – it goes into much more detail than other textbooks, Extra material on key topics outside the core syllabus, and references to additional resources and organisations make this book a handy companion as you begin your plumbing career. For the price of a spanner, can you afford to be without it!

Assuming no prior knowledge of plumbing skills, Steve Muscroft - the author of the 6129 Certificate in Basic Plumbing from City & Guilds - takes the reader step by step through the requirements of the 6129 qualification at Level 2. This highly practical, student-focussed text, also provides all the necessary underpinning knowledge required for the 6089 NVQ at Level 2, making it essential reading for apprentices, as well as serving as a useful reference for practicing plumbers.

The reader will be guided through each of the key areas and processes in the field of Plumbing, with additional emphasis on Health & Safety. The book fully covers the syllabus requirements for the Level 2 Technical Certificate and NVQ, and readers will find topics essential to actual plumbing practice, not included as part of the Level 2 specifications, are also introduced, such as gas fired boilers, service and maintenance aspects, and reference to the Water Regulations (1999). All material is fully in line with latest British Standards (BS 6700 and BS800).

The book is designed to maximise accessibility of the text for the reader. Activities feature per topic area covered, to allow application of theory into practical contexts, along with 'Test Yourself' questions at the end of each chapter for use during college / centre training. These can also be compiled into the student's portfolio as evidence of learning. Each chapter concludes with a set of multiple choice questions, following the style of the City & Guilds knowledge assessment, enabling the student to revise the key concepts introduced in that chapter. These MCQs will also prove essential preparation for the 6129 Technical Certificate exam. Modelanswers and answers to Activities are included for reference. Content matched specifically to the latest plumbing qualifications from City & Guilds - the 6129 Certificate in Basic Plumbing and 6089 NVQ at Level 2.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750684347
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/25/2007
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 552
  • Product dimensions: 7.84 (w) x 10.22 (h) x 1.03 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface.
Unit 1: Welcome to plumbing.
Unit 2: Health and safety.
Unit 3: Common plumbing processes.
Unit 4: Key plumbing principles.
Unit 5: Cold water systems.
Unit 6: Domestic hot water systems.
Unit 7: Sanitation systems.
Unit 8: Central heating systems.
Unit 9: Electricity.
Unit 10: Sheet lead weatherings.
Unit 11: Environmental awareness.
Unit 12: Effective working relationships.
Answers to activities. Test yourself questions, Check your learning and Case study.
Index.
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