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Plumbing Apprenticeship Level 2

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    Level 2

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    Two Years

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    Boston

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    September 2019

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Our Level 2 (Intermediate) Plumbing Apprenticeship is a nationally recognised course involving the use of intermediate plumbing techniques and training, offering you the opportunity to gain hands on industry experience.

This Apprenticeship allows you to gain industry standards skills in either plumbing and heating on domestic heating systems. You will be required to demonstrate the ability to perform the necessary skills and the knowledge required to be assessed against the national occupational standards.

Those who successful complete this qualification will be able to progress on to a Level 3 qualification.

What will I do?

The qualification you will study within your apprenticeship is Diploma in Plumbing and Heating Level 2.

During this qualification you will study a variety of units such as:

  • Understand how to communicate with others within building services engineering
  • Understand how to apply scientific principles within mechanical engineering services
  • Understand and carry out site preparation, and pipework fabrication techniques for domestic plumbing and heating systems
  • Understand and apply domestic central heating systems installation and maintenance techniques
  • Install and maintain domestic heating systems
  • Understand and apply domestic rainwater system installation and maintenance techniques
  • Apply safe working practices in building services engineering working environment
  • Install and maintain domestic plumbing and heating systems

You will also study several elements, which have been identified by employers as the skill required to be a successful Plumber.

Maths - Level 1 or Level 2 Functional Skills, unless an equivalent qualification has already been achieved.

English - Level 1 or Level 2 Functional Skills, unless an equivalent qualification has already been achieved.

ICT - Level 1 or Level 2 is a requirement of some Apprenticeships unless an equivalent qualification has already been achieved.

ERR - Employee Rights and Responsibilities, which includes health and safety, equality and diversity as well as employment legislation.

PLTS - Personal Learning and Thinking Skills, which includes team working, creative thinking and reflective learning.

Vocational Element (Competence) - all Apprenticeships include on-the-job training and assessment leading to a competence based vocational qualification.

The entry qualifications for the Level 2 (Intermediate) Plumbing Apprenticeship are three GCSEs at grades C or above (New GCSE grade 4 or above) including English, Maths and Science (or equivalent).

The Plumbing Apprenticeship will take you two years to complete. You will study at College for one day a week, every Thursday, and four days with your employer.

As an Apprentice, you will pay no course fees. However, your employer may have to pay towards your training as well as providing you with a wage (please see below).

For information regarding employer contributions and any further costs related to the Apprenticeship programme, please call our dedicated Apprenticeship team on 01205 365701 ext 3248

All Apprentices will receive a minimum wage of £3.70 per hour within their first year of training from their employer, although they can, and often do, pay more.

In the second and subsequent years of an Apprenticeship programme, the following applies:

Under 18s – the required national minimum wage of £4.20 per hour.

18–20 year olds - the required national minimum wage of £5.90 per hour.

21-24 year olds - the required national minimum wage of £7.38 per hour.

25 year olds and over – the required national minimum wage of £7.83 per hour.

If you are an employer and want to find out more information regarding employer contributions and any further costs related to the Apprenticeship programme, please call our dedicated Apprenticeship team on 01205 365701 ext. 3248

Assessments are through the completion of practical activities, written assessments, multi-choice examinations and gathering of work-based evidence.

Unit based assessments are scheduled throughout the course. All work is assessed when required by the College-based assessors and can be re-assessed if required without delay.

To achieve the Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Plumbing and Heating, you must achieve 10 mandatory knowledge units. You are also required to demonstrate the ability to perform the necessary skills and knowledge required to be assessed against the National Occupational Standards.

Successful completion of the Level 2 Apprenticeship (Intermediate) Plumbing Apprenticeship allows you to apply for an Advanced Apprenticeship in Plumbing and Heating.

Successful completion of the Advanced level could see opportunities to progress your career into such roles as Technician Project Manager or promotion within your current employment.

You can also progress in to employment from completion of the Apprenticeship.

How to Apply.

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If you live outside of the UK and would like to apply for this course, please complete the International Enquiry Form.

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