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 block release basis for 3 years
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 undertake end point assessment.
The Apprenticeship has an expected duration up to 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/5 or higher including English & Maths, or exceeding Level 2 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).
Please visit www.eastleigh.ac.uk for up-to-date course information or to discuss further, please contact the Apprenticeship Experts on 02380 911226.
Please note that all courses are subject to minimum numbers and course descriptions may be subject to change. A place on your chosen course is not confirmed until all of the necessary enrolment paperwork is signed and any relevant fees are paid. The team will be in touch to discuss this with you, once your application has been processed.
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Gas Safety Week 2021 marks busy year for Eastleigh’s Gas Assessment Centre
The eleventh national campaign to raise awareness of gas safety took place last week and marks the end of a busy year at the Gas Assessment Centre (GAC) in Eastleigh where candidates qualify for both home and business ‘gas safe’ registration. Within the past 12 months the BPEC approved assessment centre has been restructured and expanded to accommodate an increased apprentice intake.
New BPEC-approved plumbing workshop is set to raise standards in a changing sector
Neil Collishaw, Chief Executive Officer of BPEC, the employer-led training standards organisation for the Plumbing, Heating, Gas and wider Energy Sector, visited the brand-new plumbing workshop at Eastleigh College. Neil met with Michael Lock, Head of Gas & Plumbing, Smart Metering and Renewable Energy, to discuss how BPEC can better support the College.