Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Plumbing and Heating
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.
Length of study:
Henley & City
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