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Intermediate Apprenticeship in Plumbing and Heating Level 2

  • 2

    Level 2

  • Duration
    5+ years

  • Start Date
    July 2020

  • Venue
    Ipswich Road

  • Course Code

Start Date

  • July 2020, Apprenticeship


This Apprenticeship is ideal for developing skills and knowledge whilst working within the fast-paced world of construction. This qualification offers the unique opportunity to earn and learn in this sector. Real work experience, which is personalised to each learner’s aspirations and interests, is integrated into the programme.
This course develops the skills and knowledge needed to be an effective employee within the plumbing industry. It is recommended for employees who work within a plumbing role and who want to; further their career and gain a qualification through a flexible combination of training and assessment in the workplace.
Please note that in order to enrol onto this Apprenticeship course, you need to have an employer who will support you with the Apprenticeship and be employed in a relevant job role. 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 Employer Partnerships Team on 01603 773365 to discuss next steps.
The Intermediate Apprenticeship in Plumbing and Heating Level 2 is built up of a framework consisting of:

  • City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing and Heating
  • City & Guilds Level 2 Award in Functional Skills Mathematics
  • City & Guilds Level 2 Award in Functional Skills English
  • City & Guilds Level 1 Award in Functional Skills ICT
    The typical length of this Apprenticeship course is 24 months.
    Please note all Apprenticeships involve an element of college attendance and also involve off the job training.
    This course is due to start in September 2018.

Why Our College?

Get paid to train

Apprenticeships provide fantastic career opportunities and allow you to get a qualification and earn money at the same time

Designed for opportunity

94% of apprentices stay in work after finishing an apprenticeship, and 47% have received a promotion

Hands on learning

We work closely with employers to deliver training both on and off the job. In most cases, you’ll come into college one day a week, as well as getting planned training and development with a mentor in the workplace

Entry Requirements

Apprenticeships are open to anyone over the age of 16, whether they have just left school or have been working for years. Applicants need to be; legally permitted to work in the EU, employed in a relevant job role and not taking part in full-time education. Apprentices who took their GCSEs more than five years ago and did not gain a C grade or above will need to take a literacy and numeracy test.
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 Apprenticeship qualification.

Learning Outcomes

Level 1 Award in Functional Skills English

Level 1 Award in Functional Skills Mathematics

The typical length of this work based learning programme is approximately 2 years.


You will learn about your rights and responsibilities as an employee and those of the employer with guidance from your work based assessor.


Training and assessments are delivered at both the college and the workplace with learners being required to spend 1 day a week on campus. Assessment is via a variety of methods, including case studies, assignments, practical assessments and projects.


Progression onto a level 3 Apprenticeship or within the workplace.

Career Progression

Career or academic progression may include continuation, development or promotion at work or within this sector and progression into higher education.


Apprenticeship course fees are subject to the age of the apprentice, the payroll of the employer and the number of employees. Course fees are paid by the employer and not the apprentice. Employers who take on an apprentice aged between 16-18 years old, or with an Educational Health Care Plan, will receive an Incentive Payment to help cover their costs. To discuss Apprenticeship course fees, employers should contact the Apprenticeship Team on 0800 328 3616 or email For more information on recruiting an apprentice or if you would like to train your existing staff please contact our Employer Partnerships Team on 0800 328 3616 or email