Plumbing and Heating Apprenticeship


Course at a glance

Subject Area:

Plumbing

Attendance:

Apprenticeship

Qualification:

Level 2 NVQ Diploma
Level 3 NVQ Diploma

Course Start:

Flexible

Course Length:

Level 2 - 2 years
Level 3 - 2 years

Location:

Hunslet Campus

Cost:

Your employer will pay the costs associated with an Apprenticeship.


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Course overview

This Plumbing and Heating Apprenticeship is available to anyone aged over 16.

Plumbers install, service and repair water supply, sanitation and heating systems. They also install bathroom suites including showers, toilets and basins.


What skills and qualities do apprentices need?

A basic understanding of mathematics, calculations and physics, a careful, methodical and accurate approach to your work, good communication skills.


Entry requirements

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 national apprenticeship vacancy website.

If you are aged 16-18 and you are unable to find an apprenticeship, you can apply for a study programme and switch over at any point when you do find one.

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


What would apprentices learn at College?

  • The science behind plumbing and heating e.g. heat transfers, power, forces and pressure
  • The environmental impact of plumbing and heating
  • How to install bathrooms, heating systems and waste sanitation systems
  • How to install and maintain showers, taps and valves
  • How to cut, bend and solder copper pipe ready for installation
  • How to cut and join plastic pipe ready for installation
  • How to prepare the workplace/site ready for work to be carried out

No matter what level you are currently working at, you will be expected to further your skills in English and maths.


Next steps

After completing this course there are a number of options available, depending on your final grade you could move onto a level 3 apprenticeship, into higher education or seek permanent employment.

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