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Apprenticeship, Level 3

Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technician

Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technician will plan, select, install, service, commission and maintain all aspects of plumbing and heating systems. The Technicians may find themselves working either inside or outside of the property. Customer service skills as well as being respectful and tidy are important qualities of the Plumbing and Heating Technician as they may often find themselves working in customer’s homes and on building sites.

In addition to the core skills and knowledge required by the Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technician, they will also undertake a specialism in Environmental Technologies.

Job Occupations: Plumber, Domestic Heating Engineer/Installer, Plumbing and Domestic Heating Engineer/Installer

Planned Duration: 51 months (Practical period: 48 months, End Point Assessment period: 3 months)

Apprenticeships give you the opportunity to work for a real employer, earn a real salary and gain a real qualification whilst gaining valuable workplace skills and experience. If you are aged 16 or above, are driven to succeed in a particular industry and are willing to commit yourself to training and study, then an Apprenticeship could be the right career move for you.

The apprentice will learn, work, earn and achieve a qualification all at the same time.

To achieve the apprenticeship they will complete the following:

  • An industry designed and recognised apprenticeship
  • End Point Assessment (Multiple Choice Test, Design Project, Practical Installation Test, Practical Application Test and Professional Discussion)

The apprentice will work towards the following Functional Skills:

  • Mathematics up to Level 2
  • English up to Level 2

Learners who have already achieved GCSEs (A-C or equivalent) in Maths and English may be exempt from Functional Skills.

The apprenticeship is mainly work based, with one day per week in college. The apprentice may also be required to attend College for functional skills if needed.

Upon completion of the Apprenticeship, the Apprentice may progress into employment within the sector or complete further studies related to their area of work.

There are no formal entry requirements for an apprenticeship (unless an employer stipulates any themselves) however all potential apprentices will undertake a basic Maths and English assessment prior to enrolment.

Multiple Choice Test, Design Project, Practical Installation Test, Practical Application Test and Professional Discussion

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