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What will I be doing as an Advanced Plumbing & Domestic Heating Apprentice?

As an Advanced Plumbing and Domestic Heating (Gas-Fired Water and Central Heating Appliances) Apprentice you will plan, design, install, service, commission and maintain all aspects of plumbing and heating systems.

What work will I do?

As an Advanced Plumbing and Heating Apprentice you will become familiar with the installation of plumbing and heating systems including the design of domestic hot water, boosted cold water systems and heating systems. You will understand the core principles of gas safety and unvented hot water systems and understand and carry out electrical work on domestic plumbing and heating systems.

Who is this programme for?

The NVQ Level 3 plumbing and heating qualification is aimed at anyone who has already completed the Level 2 qualification, or who already has some relevant experience and knowledge. If you choose gas-related units at Level 3 you will achieve the Gas Safe licence to practise on successful completion of the course.

Level 3 is ideal if you are working within the plumbing and heating trade and have a great deal of technical skills and knowledge. You work with minimum supervision and have a good record of safety, fault correction and ensuring that work meets the required standard.

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Studies include

What modules are covered?

Apprentices will undertake the following units:

  • Tightness test, purge, commission and de-commission gas pipework up to 35mm 1¼ diameter in small natural gas installations
  • Understand how to organise resources within BSE
  • Understand and apply domestic cold water system installation, commissioning, service and maintenance techniques
  • Understand and apply domestic hot water system installation, commissioning, service and maintenance techniques
  • Understand and apply domestic central heating system installation, commissioning, service and maintenance techniques
  • Understand and carry out electrical work on domestic plumbing and heating systems and components
  • Install, commission and de-commission gas pipework up to 35mm 1¼ diameter in domestic and small commercial premises
  • Specific core installation and maintenance
  • Understand core gas safety principles for natural gas within domestic building services engineering
  • Maintain gas water heating and wet central heating appliances
  • Install domestic gas water heaters and wet central heating appliances
  • Understand and apply domestic sanitation system installation, commissioning, service and maintenance techniques
  • Install, commission, service and maintain domestic plumbing and heating systems

 

What training will be provided?

On and off the job training to gain skills within a Level 3 Plumbing and Domestic Heating apprenticeship, with one day a week at Aldershot College.

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Progression

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.

 

 

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Entry Requirements

What previous qualifications and experience will I need?

Minimum of 5 GCSE grades A* - C or 5 - 9 to include English, Maths and a science in addition to City & Guilds 6035 or 6189 at Level 2.

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