The Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technician Apprenticeship standard reflects the needs of employers in a diverse industry and apprentices employed in a wide variety of organisations working in domestic properties, commercial and retail buildings, public buildings, heath care and leisure.
This is a three-year apprenticeship that includes a Level 2 plumbing qualification and a Level 3 gas qualification. You will study the safe commission, decommission and ongoing service and repair of gas appliances in either a domestic or non-domestic setting.
• Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and maths, or a relevant Level 2 qualification.
• You will need to be employed, or find employment, in a plumbing or heating role.
• Pass the British Plumbing Employers Council entrance assessment.
Completion of level three plumbing and heating qualification which includes theory exams and practical assessments prior to end test gateway and end point assessment which will include multi choice question paper, a design project and interview with an independent assessor.
Full qualified Plumbing and Heating technician, employment
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.