Level 3 Apprenticeship Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technician (AIRCO)

Course Overview


Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technicians plan, select, install,
service, commission and maintain all aspects of plumbing and heating systems.
Plumbing and domestic heating technicians can find themselves working inside or
outside a property. Customer service skills and being tidy and respectful are
important qualities as they can often find themselves working in customers’
homes as well as on building sites.


As a competent Plumbing and Heating Technician, the installation
of plumbing and heating systems includes accurate measuring, marking, cutting,
bending and jointing metallic and non-metallic pipework. Appliances and
equipment can include gas, oil and solid fuel boilers as well as pumps, heat
emitters, bathroom furniture or controls as part of a cold water, hot water, and
central heating or above ground drainage and rainwater systems. Plumbing and
Domestic Heating Technicians are at the forefront of installing new and exciting
environmental technologies like heat pumps, solar thermal systems, biomass
boilers and water recycling systems. It is important for a plumbing and heating
technician to be able to work independently or as a team and use their knowledge
and skills to ensure that both the system and appliances are appropriately
selected and correctly installed, often without any supervision, and done so in
a safe, efficient and economical manner to minimise
waste.


Core Knowledge and Skills
Requirements


Health and safety
Understand health and safety legislation, codes of practice and safe working
practices.


Core plumbing systems
Understand selection, planning, installation, testing, commissioning and
de-commissioning, service, maintenance, fault diagnosis and repair techniques on
cold water, hot water, central heating, above ground drainage and rainwater
systems.


Electrical components and control systems
Understand installation and testing techniques for electrical components and
control systems on plumbing and domestic heating systems.


Plumbing science and processes
Understand scientific plumbing, domestic heating and mechanical
principles.


Principles of environmental technology systems
Understand the principles of domestic mechanical environmental technology
systems.


Principles of fossil fuels
Understand the principles of fuel combustion, ventilation and fluing
arrangements within a domestic environment.


Customer service
Understand the principles of highquality customer service and establishing the
needs of others (colleagues, customers and other stakeholders). Respect the
working environment including customer’s properties.


Communication
Understand different communication methods, how to communicate in a clear,
articulate and appropriate manner and how to adapt communication style to suit
different situations.


Skills


Safe working – Operate
in a safe working manner by adhering to health and safety legislation, codes of
practice and applying safe working practices.


Core plumbing system techniques – Apply
selection, planning, installation, testing, commissioning and de-commissioning,
service, maintenance, fault diagnosis and repair techniques on cold water, hot
water, central heating, above ground drainage and rainwater
systems.


Electrical components and control systems techniques
– Apply installation and testing techniques for
electrical components and control systems on plumbing and domestic heating
systems.


Supervisory skills – Take
responsibility for own work and safety and welfare of others. Oversee and
organise the programme of work and work environment. Carry out work and manage
resources in an environmentally friendly manner.


For further information regarding this apprenticeship please
contact the Airco team on
01482 426920 or email
admin@aircotraining.co.uk

Call 01724 709433 Email employertraining@northlindsey.ac.uk
    • Course Title

      Level 3 Apprenticeship Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technician (AIRCO)

    • Start Dates

      Students can start on various dates, usually any day of the year

    • Duration

      Duration: 4 years

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