Level 3 Plumbing and Domestic Heating Apprenticeship

Level 3 Plumbing and Domestic Heating Apprenticeship

Level 3 Plumbing and Domestic Heating Apprenticeship

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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. This role is 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. 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.

The apprenticeship is designed to provide the apprentice with the opportunity to develop both the knowledge and skills and core behaviours expected of a competent Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technician operating in a number of regulated areas.

Core knowledge includes:
• Health and safety
• Core plumbing systems
• Electrical components and control systems
• Plumbing science and processes
• Principles of environmental technology systems
• Principles of fossil fuels
• Customer service
• Communication

Core skills include:
• Safe working
• Core plumbing system techniques
• Electrical components and control systems techniques
• Supervisory skills

The apprentice will also choose one of the following specialisms:
• Environmental Technologies
• Fossil Fuel – Natural Gas
• Fossil Fuel – Oil
• Fossil Fuel – Solid Fuel

Apprentice will be required to sit functional skill Level 2 maths and English prior to taking the End Point Assessment if they don't already hold it.

Course Summary

Length of study:
4 years


Course level:
Level 3

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