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Course Details

This plumbing apprenticeship is a recognised plumbing qualification accepted by the industry. This intensive course will see you attend college once a week. You will develop your pipework skills and knowledge to enable you to complete basic domestic plumbing tasks. For example, you will learn how to fit a full bathroom, install cold and hot water systems, and central heating, plus have the understanding of how it all works. You will also complete an on-site NVQ portfolio to evidence a range of tasks you complete with your employer. The aim of the apprenticeship is to enable you to go into the plumbing trade and confidently and competently complete a range of plumbing domestic activities to the standard set by the industry.

Entry Requirements

You need to have a contract of employment. We will hold a professional discussion at interview to determine your suitability for the apprenticeship. A prior plumbing qualification is not necessary, though can be helpful. You will retake GCSE maths and English if you have not achieved atleast a grade 4 in the subject(s).

Career options

Completion of the Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship is likely to see you continue working with your employer working with basic domestic plumbing systems. You may progress onto the Level 3 Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technician Standard Apprenticeship. You may want to complete the pathway to become a qualified gas safe engineer.

Plumbing and Heating Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship

Five highlights

  • 1 A Level 2 Apprenticeship with an NVQ recognised by the industry
  • 2 A 50-50 mix of class-based and practical-focused learning
  • 3 Spacious and equipped workshops designed for plumbing activities
  • 4 A respected departmental reputation for quality plumbing training
  • 5 Taught by industry-experienced and Chartered Institute lecturers

Key Points

  • Chichester Campus
  • Flexible start date
  • Plumbing and Heating Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship

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CON274WMMA Chichester Campus 2 Years Flexible start date

What you need to know

What will I study?

This plumbing apprenticeship is a recognised plumbing qualification accepted by the industry. This intensive course will require you to attend college once a week over two years. The course has a modular approach, which means you will learn about a range of knowledge and skills and be assessed on them. This includes: (1) Health and safety; (2) Plumbing Science; (3) Common plumbing processes; (4) Domestic hot and cold water systems; (5) Central heating systems; (6) Sanitation systems; (7) Drainage systems. You will complete an NVQ Diploma Certificate in Plumbing and Heating Leve 2 (City & Guilds). This requires you to complete workplace-based performance activities which are logged, evidenced and assessed. You are also required to complete 20% off the job training. If you have not achieved atleast a grade 4 in GCSE maths and English you will be required to retake the subject(s) before you can complete the course.

How will I be taught?

Your day at college will be split equally between the classroom and the workshops, allowing you to develop your skills and have the understanding of how it all works. A typical day will involve a morning of theory and an afternoon of practical activities. Theory tuition for the course is by a blend of class based lessons, detailed handouts, group work, debate and discussion. Practical training will include specific in the workshop based on the topics covered. You will complete projects that simu

How will I be assessed?

You will complete modular assessments throughout the year to test your knowledge using computer-based multiple choice tests. You will log evidence of the practical activities you have completed in college. Your NVQ assessments will involve a portfolio of tasks required by the qualification. This is assessed in the workplace through on-site visits by a college assessor. You need to complete a minimum of 20% off the job training, which will be logged and assessed on the college’s OneFile information system.

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