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Plumbing, Heating and Gas Apprenticeship Level 3

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    Part Time

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    4 Years

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    Boston

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    September 2022

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The Level 3 (Advanced) Plumbing, Heating and Gas Apprenticeship 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.

Before starting the apprenticeship, there may be the opportunity to enrol on a Building Services Traineeship for a minimum of 8 weeks to ensure that you are fully aware if sector expectations and are confident in your decision to work in the area. During this you will complete a minimum of 70 hours of work experience in the sector with a suitable employer, complete English and maths qualifications at Level 1 if not already achieved these and study sector relevant knowledge to prepare you for the apprenticeship.

This includes accurate measuring, marking, cutting, bending and jointing metallic and non-metallic pipework. Appliances and equipment can include gas, oil and solid fuel 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.

What will I do?

The Level 3 Plumbing, Heating and Gas Apprenticeship will allow you to become competent to industry standards in plumbing and heating or domestic heating. You are required to demonstrate the ability to perform the necessary skills and the knowledge required to plan, select, install, service, commission and maintain all aspects of plumbing and domestic heating systems.

This qualification covers accurate measuring, marking, cutting, bending and jointing metallic and non-metallic pipework. Appliances and equipment can include gas, oil and solid fuel 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.

The pathway options cover environmental technologies like heat pumps, solar thermal systems and water recycling systems, natural gas, oil and solid fuel, including biomass.

Entry requirements for the Plumbing, Heating and Gas Apprenticeship are GCSE Grade 4 (Old GCSE grade C or above) in Maths and English or Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English.

The Plumbing, Heating and Gas Apprenticeship will take you 45 months to complete. You will study at College for one day a week, and four days with your employer.

If you undertake the initial 8-week Traineeship you are not entitled to be paid but employees may support you, if they wish, with transport and meals. The main aim of a traineeship is to gain work experience within a real working company.

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.

There are different rates of pay for apprentices depending on your age and what year of your apprenticeship you’re in.

Aged 16 to 18.

The current National Minimum Wage rate for an apprentice is £4.81. per hour.

Aged 19 or over and in your first year.

The current National Minimum Wage rate for an apprentice is £4..81 per hour.

Aged 19 or over and have completed your first year.

You’re entitled to the National Minimum Wage or National Living Wage rate for your age.

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.

You will learn on the job in the work environment, or in the classroom with realistic situations and appliances.

You will be assessed in several ways – including knowledge questions, practically in a real work environment, building a portfolio of evidence and through observations.

On completion of the apprenticeship you will normally be fully qualified in your chosen area of work. You will be able to work individually and use your own initiative to a higher standard. This will give you greater career opportunities and the possibility of progressing to Higher Education.

You could also progress into supervisory job roles and/or into areas such as design and planning.

Yourself or your employer will be required to purchase a copy of the course related book, they are available from Amazon for approximately £34.

The City & Guilds Textbook: Plumbing Book 1 for the Level 3 Apprenticeship (9189), Level 2 Technical Certificate (8202) & Level 2 Diploma (6035) ISBN 9781510416482.

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