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Level 3 Apprenticeship Plumbing and Heating

Course Overview

Apprenticeships combine on the job and off the job training. On the job, an apprentice will work with an employer’s mentor or line manager, learning the skills on site and working towards the competency element of the qualifications. Off the job, apprentices work with their assessor and have access to resources, such as a workbook, to ensure they learn the knowledge elements of the framework. If the required level of Maths, English and ICT qualifications have not been previously achieved or where qualifications are no longer in date, apprentices must also complete functional skill qualifications in these subjects. These would be completed through agreed delivery methods and support including classroom, distance learning, e-learning and assessor support.

This framework will enable learners to develop their plumbing and heating skills, knowledge and experience. It also enables an individual to gain valuable work experience and obtain qualifications whilst working with an employer.

What you will learn
Example of Units Covered:
Understand and apply domestic cold water system installation, commissioning, service and maintenance techniques
Understand and carry out electrical work on domestic plumbing and heating systems and components
Install, commission, service and maintain domestic plumbing and heating systems
Understand and apply domestic sanitation system installation, commissioning, service and maintenance techniques

The apprenticeship framework consists of:
Level 3 Diploma in Plumbing and Heating
Functional Skills: Maths, English and ICT
Personal, Learning and Thinking Skills
Employee Rights and Responsibilities

There are no formal entry requirements however GCSEs in Maths, English and ICT at grade A* – C are desirable.

Apprenticeships for occupations in the Plumbing and Heating Industry are designed to meet the industry’s competence requirements. At Advanced Level you may also work with gas/solid fuel boilers and Environmental Technologies eg Solar Thermal; Ground/Air Source Heat Pumps; Water Harvesting etc

Maximum of £9,000 which supports the Colleges costs including delivery, assessment, registration and accreditation. Funding is dependent on the employer size, individuals age and existing qualifications. Many apprenticeships are free to employers but we will confirm this when we are working with you and before an employer makes a formal commitment to employing an apprentice.

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    • Course Title

      Level 3 Apprenticeship Plumbing and Heating

    • Start Dates

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

    • Duration

      2 years

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