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Plumbing, Heating and Gas Apprenticeship Level 3

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    Part Time

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    Boston

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    Flexible

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    September 2019

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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.

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.

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 £3.90 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 £4.35 per hour.

18–20 year olds - the required national minimum wage of £6.15 per hour.

21-24 year olds - the required national minimum wage of £7.70 per hour.

25 year olds and over – the required national minimum wage of £8.21 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

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.

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