Apprenticeship Plumbing & Heating (Level 2)
Construction, Planning and the Built Environment
What will you be working towards?
Apprenticeships combine on the job and off the job training. On the job, an apprentice will work with an employer's mentor or line manager, learning the skills on site and working towards the competency element of the qualifications. Off the job, apprentices work with their assessor and have access to resources, such as a workbook, to ensure they learn the knowledge elements of the framework. If the required level of Maths, English and ICT qualifications have not been previously achieved or where qualifications are no longer in date, apprentices must also complete functional skill qualifications in these subjects. These would be completed through agreed delivery methods and support including classroom, distance learning, e-learning and assessor support.
This framework will enable learners to develop their Plumbing and Heating skills, knowledge and experience. It also enables an individual to gain valuable work experience and obtain qualifications whilst working with an employer.
What you will learn
Example of Units Covered:
Understand and carry out safe working practices in building services engineering
Understand how to communicate with others within Building Services Engineering
Understand how to apply environmental protection measures within BSE
Understand how to apply scientific principles within MES
Understand and carry out site preparation, and pipework fabrication techniques for domestic plumbing and heating systems
Understand and apply domestic hot water system installation and maintenance techniques
The apprenticeship framework consists of:
Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing and Heating
Functional Skills: Maths, English and ICT
Personal, Learning and Thinking Skills
Employee Rights and Responsibilities
There are no formal entry requirements however GCSEs in Maths, English and ICT at grade A* - C are desirable.
Your next steps...
Suitable Job Roles for the Apprenticeship
The apprenticeship can 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
These products could be installed in domestic, industrial and commercial premises where not only are the technical skills needed but also the skills of customer service and communication