Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Plumbing and Heating

Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Plumbing and Heating

Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Plumbing and Heating

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You will learn how to install, maintain and repair a range of complex plumbing installations, central heating boilers and systems and hot water systems.

This course supports the following job roles:

  • Central Heating Systems Installer
  • Boiler Service and Maintenance Engineer
  • Hot Water System Installer
  • Hot Water System and Maintenance Engineer

You will gain the following qualification:

  • NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Domestic Plumbing and Heating

The qualification comprises of 5 mandatory units and 1 optional unit.

You must complete these units:

  • Domestic cold water system installation, commissioning, service and maintenance techniques
  • Domestic hot water system installation, commissioning, service and maintenance techniques
  • Domestic central heating system installation, commissioning, service and maintenance techniques
  • Electrical work on domestic plumbing and heating systems and components
  • Domestic sanitation system installation, commissioning, service and maintenance techniques
  • Tightness test, purge, commission and de-commission gas pipework up to 35mm 1/4 diameter in small natural gas installations
  • Understand how to organise resources within BSE
  • Install, commission and de-commission gas pipework up to 35mm 1/4 diameter in domestic and small commercial premises
  • Specific core installation and maintenance
  • Understand core gas safety principles for natural gas within domestic building services engineering
  • Maintain gas water heating and wet central heating appliances
  • Install domestic gas water heaters and wet central heating appliances
  • Install, commission, service and maintain domestic plumbing and heating systems

In addition to completing and achieving the knowledge based qualifications you will prepare a portfolio of evidence, attend the College one day per week and receive regular workplace assessments in order to assess competency and during the length of the course sit a number of exams including Functional Level 2 English and maths if you do not have grades 4 (C in the old grade structure).

Individual employers will set the selection criteria but typically, you will need grades 4 or above (C or above
in the old grade structure) in English and maths.

Course Summary

Length of study:
2 years

Starting:
Anytime

Study campus:
Henley & City

Course level:
Level 3

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