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Plumbing and Domestic Heating

Course title: Plumbing and Domestic Heating Course level: Level 2
Qualification: Intermediate Level Apprenticeship Awarding body: Not available
UCAS code: Not applicable Academic year: 2017 - 2018
Course delivery: Full-time Course length: 2 years
Venue: Employer Premises


The purpose of this framework is to provide new entrants and those seeking progression in their career, the opportunity to develop competencies that are needed to carry out job roles/responsibilities associated with the installation, maintenance, commissioning and servicing of domestic plumbing and heating systems.

An employer’s business could include the installation, service, maintenance and repair of a variety of plumbing systems and equipment, including Showers; Baths; Sinks, Drainage Pipes, Plastic and Copper Water Pipes and Guttering, Heating Systems fuelled by Gas; Solar Thermal; Heat Pumps; Oil and Coal.

This apprenticeship enables candidates the ability to select and use relevant knowledge, ideas, skills and procedures to complete well defined tasks and address straightforward problems.

Support will be offered to find your apprenticeship.

Entry requirements

  • English grade D/5 (or equivalent)
  • Maths grade D/5 (or equivalent)
  • College interview

Applicants who do not meet the exact entry requirements may also be considered.

Applicants who have not achieved at least a grade C/4 in English and maths will continue to study these subjects alongside their chosen college course.

Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)

The nine national outcomes for the employee rights and responsibilities (ERR) is an induction programme combined within the NVQ qualification which is integrated and signposted.

Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

This framework includes the mapping of Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS) which have been mapped to the mandatory units of the knowledge and competence qualification. They are…

  • Independent enquirers
  • Creative thinkers
  • Reflective learners
  • Team workers
  • Self-managers
  • Effective participators

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through onsite visits, reviews and an online portfolio.

Qualifications achieved

  • Plumbing & Domestic Heating NVQ Diploma  (Combined) Level 2
  • Maths Functional Skills Level 2
  • English Functional Skills Level 2
  • ICT Functional Skills Level 2
  • ERR
  • PLTS

Progression and employment

An apprentice will have the skills, knowledge and qualifications to progress to Advanced Level 3 Apprenticeship in Domestic Plumbing and Heating or progress in their career with further training into such job roles as Technician, Designer Estimator, Project Manager, Site/Workshop Supervisor/Manager, Chartered Engineer, Sales Engineer or Commercial Manager.

Possible employment outcomes:

  • Plumber
  • Domestic Plumbing / Heating Engineer

How do I apply?

You can apply online (see apply now button), call 01254 354354 or pop into our College to collect an application form.

Additional and key information

For more information, or an informal discussion about your needs, please contact Lauren Thomas:

Call: 01254 354220

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