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Heating & Ventilation (Industrial & Commercial) Apprenticeship

  • Subject Area: Heating & Ventilating
  • Attendance: Apprenticeship
  • Qualification: Level 2 NVQ Diploma & Level 3 NVQ Diploma
  • Course Start: September (start dates flexible through the year subject to availability)
  • Course Length: Level 2 - 2 years Level 3 - 2 years
  • Location: North Street Campus
  • Cost: Your employer will pay the costs associated with an Apprenticeship.

Course Dates

Courses run frequently subject to demand


You could progress from a level 2 to a level 3 qualification. There is also the opportunity to progress onto higher education at the College.


All applicants will be required to pass an assessment.

You must have achieved the Level 2 NVQ Diploma to commence the Level 3 NVQ Diploma.

You must be employed within the trade area to be able to undertake this Apprenticeship course.


What's it all about?

This Heating and Ventilating Apprenticeship is available to school leavers, those aged 16-18 and adults.

Heating & ventilation engineers design, install and commission large heating and air conditioning systems into buildings including offices, hospitals, schools, shopping centres, leisure complexes in order to provide a comfortable environment for those who use the buildings. 

What skills and qualities do I need?

  • A basic understanding of mathematics, calculations and physics
  • A careful, methodical and accurate approach to your work
  • The ability to work well in a team 

How much could I earn?

Trainees can expect to earn from around £10,500 to £15,000 a year. A newly qualified installer may earn between £18,000 and £22,000. Experienced engineers could earn from £23,000 to £32,000 a year.

What would I learn at College?

  • How to install hot and cold water systems and various types of heating systems
  • How to install pipework e.g. steel, copper and plastic using a variety of jointing methods including welding, crimping, soldering and electrofusion
  • How to test and commission the systems to ensure they hold the correct fluids and operate properly
  • How to weld pipelines using arc welding methods
  • How to design basic heating and ventilation installations

Further Information

You should be aged 16 or over and ideally already be employed or have secured a work placement, however we may be able to help you with this.

To search and apply for apprenticeship vacancies visit the apprenticeship vacancy website.

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