Apprenticeship Standard: Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technician

Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard

Apprenticeship Standard: Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technician

Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard

Course Code: APL3PH Duration: 4 Years Attendance: Apprenticeship Location: Aldershot Campus Start Date: 09/09/2024    


About the course

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.

As a competent Plumbing and Heating Technician, the installation of plumbing and heating systems includes accurate measuring, marking, cutting, bending and jointing metallic and non-metallic pipework. Appliances and equipment can include gas, oil and solid fuel boilers as well as pumps, heat emitters, bathroom furniture or controls as part of a cold water, hot water, and central heating or above ground drainage and rainwater systems. Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technicians are at the forefront of installing new and exciting environmental technologies like heat pumps, solar thermal systems, biomass boilers and water recycling systems. It is important for a plumbing and heating technician to be able to work independently or as a team and use their knowledge and skills to ensure that both the system and appliances are appropriately selected and correctly installed, often without any supervision, and done so in a safe, efficient and economical manner to minimise waste.

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Your course

What modules are covered?

This apprenticeship is made up of a set of Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours

1. Knowledge is taught within Aldershot College one day a week. Core Knowledge components include: health and safety, core plumbing systems, electrical components and control systems, plumbing science and process, principles of environmental technology systems, principles of fossil fuels, customer service and communication.

2. Skills are taught within the workplace. You will need to generate a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate the following core skills. Safe working; Core plumbing system techniques; Electrical components and control systems techniques; and supervisory skills.

3. Functional Skills: English & Maths Level 2 (if necessary)

4. You will be taught about expected behaviours for the industry and general employment.

5. End point assessment is the final stage of your apprenticeship and you must pass this to achieve your apprenticeship.  It is the chance to show the skills, knowledge and behaviours you have gained throughout you apprenticeship.

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Your future

What Next?

 By the end of this apprenticeship the candidate 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).


On completion of the health and safety assessment, as determined, by the assessment plan the candidate will have satisfied the requirements to obtain a Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) Card through the Joint Industry Board for Plumbing and Mechanical Engineering Services (JIB-PMES) at the appropriate grade. 

Entry Requirements

What previous qualifications and experience will I need?

Minimum of 5 GCSE grades A* - C or 4 - 9 to include English and Maths.

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