What opportunities will this course give me?
On completion and achievement of the Standard, progression routes will be provided and discussed with the individual to enable them to make informed choices about continuous professional development.
What will I be learning?
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 as they can often find themselves working in customers homes as well as on building sites.
Why is this course for me?
Apprentices will develop their knowledge, skills and behaviours through on and off-the-job learning and are expected to attend Eastleigh College on a day release basis.
Apprentices will develop in areas to include:
- Health and safety
- Core plumbing systems
- Electrical components and control systems
- Plumbing science and processes
- Principles of environmental technology systems
- Principles of fossil fuels
- Customer service
For successful completion of the apprenticeship standard in Plumbing and Domestic Heating, all knowledge, skills and behaviours must be suitably demonstrated during an independent end point assessment.
Apprentices will achieve a Level 3 Plumbing and Domestic Heating qualification, Gas Safe accreditation and, unless exempt on entry, apprentices will be required to achieve Level 2 Functional Skills in English & Maths prior to undertaking end point assessment.
The Apprenticeship has an expected duration of 48 months however, this may reduce if an apprentice has gained previous relevant knowledge and skills, which is recognised as Accredited Prior Learning.
Your progress will be continuously monitored and supported by an Apprenticeship Officer.
What do I need to sign up?
Entry is subject to interview and assessment. You will need to have relevant employment with a Gas Safe Registered employer. In addition, you will need to have 4 GCSEs at grade C/4 or higher, including English & Maths or be able to demonstrate ability equivalent to, or exceeding Level 1 in English & Maths.
Is there anything else I need to know?
On successful completion, apprentices will have satisfied the requirements for registration as EngTech by the Engineering Council through The Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) and or The Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE).
Due to the current national reform of apprenticeships, the information detailed for this framework was correct at the time it was sent to print. For September 2020, all apprenticeships will be delivered as a standard and details of these will be updated on our website as soon as the information is released. Please visit www.eastleigh.ac.uk for up-to-date course information or to discuss further, please contact the Apprenticeship Experts on 02380 911226.
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