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Plumbing Apprenticeship L3

Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technician Apprenticeship Level 3 Standard

  • 3

    Level
    Level 3

  • Duration
    3 years

  • Start Date
    September 2023

  • Venue
    CCN-Main Campus

  • Course Code
    E0195

Start Date

  • September 2023, Apprenticeship

Summary

Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technicians plan, select, install, service, commission and maintain all aspects of plumbing and heating systems. Plumbing and domestic heating technicians can find themselves working inside or outside a property. Customer service skills and being tidy and respectful are important qualities because there is often a need to work in customers' homes as well as on building sites.

Course Content includes:

  • Core plumbing systems
  • Electrical components and control systems
  • Plumbing science and processes
  • Principles of environmental technology systems
  • Principles of fossil fuels
  • Customer Service
  • Communication
  • Supervisory skills

You will complete the Level 3 Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technician Apprenticeship Standard.

  • This Apprenticeship will involve college attendance and off the job training.
  • You will also develop your knowledge, skills and behaviours.
  • You need to have an employer to support your Apprenticeship and be employed in a relevant job role.
  • The typical length of this Apprenticeship course is 48 months.
  • This course starts in September.

Contact our Apprenticeship Team to find out when our next course start date is.

If you already have an employer for your apprenticeship, or would like more information on how to find an apprenticeship, please click Apply Now.

If you are an Employer who is looking to recruit an apprentice or already have someone you would like to enrol onto the apprenticeship course, please contact our Apprenticeship Team on 01603 773365 or email Apprenticeships@ccn.ac.uk to discuss next steps.

Why Our College?

Specialist workshops

All construction and building services students learn in our specialist workshops using the latest tech and equipment.

Expert teaching staff

Our teaching staff are industry experts with real life experience working within their sector

Real work experience

You'll gain hands-on experience working with local and national employers

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements will be determined by individual employers, however for this Level 3 Apprenticeship course, applicants will need a total of 3 to 5 GCSEs at grade (A*-C) or (9-4) which includes:

  • GCSE grade (A*-C) or (4-9) in English
  • GCSE grade (A*-C) or (4-9) in Science
  • GCSE grade (A*-B) or (5-9) in Maths
    (or relevant experience)

In order to enrol onto an apprenticeship, you need to be employed in a relevant job role and undertake a range of tasks which would enable you to complete the qualification.

Learning Outcomes

For the full Apprenticeship, candidates will complete:

  • Level 3 Plumbing & Domestic Heating Technician Apprenticeship Standard
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in English
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths

Assessment

Training and assessments are delivered in the workplace and in college. Apprentices will be required to attend college-based sessions as part of their training, whilst also completing off-the-job training in the workplace. You will also complete assessments and observations in the workplace.

You will need to complete Level 2 Maths and English before End Point Assessment.

At the end of the Apprenticeship you will complete an End Point Assessment which will comprise of:

  • Multiple choice test
  • Design project
  • Practical installation test
  • Practical application test
  • Professional discussion.

Progression

Following completion of the Apprenticeship, the apprentice will be able to register as EngTech with the Engineering Council through The Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) and/or The Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE).

Career Progression

Career progression may include continuation, development or promotion at work.

Fees

Apprenticeship course fees are subject to the age of the apprentice, and the size of the company
 
For employer’s with less than 50 employees who do not pay the apprenticeship levy and who take on an apprentice who is aged between 16-18 at the start of their apprenticeship, there will be no direct cost and the full training costs will be covered by Government funding. If the apprentice is aged 19+ the government partially subsides the training costs and the employer will need to pay 5% of the costs. In the case of this course, the fee would be £1,050.
 
For an employer with more than 50 employees a 5% charge will be implemented regardless of the age of the apprentice which in this case would be £1,050.
 
A levy paying company will pay the full cost of the apprenticeship from their levy account which in this case would amount to £21,000.
 
Please note that course fees are to be paid by the employer and apprentices cannot be asked to make a financial contribution toward their training.
 
To discuss apprenticeship course fees in more detail or for more information on recruiting an apprentice, please contact 01603 773365 or apprenticeships@ccn.ac.uk.

Why Our College?

Specialist workshops

All construction and building services students learn in our specialist workshops using the latest tech and equipment.

Expert teaching staff

Our teaching staff are industry experts with real life experience working within their sector

Real work experience

You'll gain hands-on experience working with local and national employers