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Plumbing & Domestic Heating Apprenticeship – Level 3

This qualification is aimed at new technicians entering the Plumbing and Domestic Heating industry who wish to be trained in the skills and knowledge associated with plumbing and heating systems. This includes accurate measuring, marking, cutting, bending and jointing metallic and non-metallic pipework. Appliances and equipment can include gas 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

48 Months duration
Workplace and College
Theory & Practical

Entry Requirements: Maths & English at Grade C/4/Level 2, be employed or have secured a work placement

Course Info


You will learn on the job in the work environment, or in the classroom with realistic situations and appliances.
You will be assessed in a number of ways – including knowledge questions, RWE practical, a portfolio of evidence and observation.
In addition to the core skills and knowledge requirements you will specialise in the installation of natural gas pipework and appliances.
You will attend college 1 day per week.

Entry Requirements & Interview Process

All applicants will be invited for an interview with a Training Officer and you will be asked to take an entrance test to assess your levels of Maths and English.
We also need to check that you do the range of work needed to complete your onsite evidence.
If you do not have Maths and English at GCSE Grade C/4, you may still be accepted onto the programme but you will also take Functional Skills Maths and English Level 2 as required.

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