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Apprenticeship Standard - Level 3 Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technician

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Course Description

Job roles include: Plumber, Domestic Heating Engineer Domestic Heating Installer, Plumbing and Domestic Heating Installer and Plumbing and Domestic Heating Engineer.

Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technicians plan, select, install, service, commission and maintain all aspects of plumbing and heating systems. Plumbing and domestic heating technicians can find themselves working inside or outside a property. Customer service skills and being tidy and respectful are important qualities as they can often find themselves working in customers’ homes as well as on building sites.

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. It is important for a plumbing and heating technician to be able to work independently or as a team and use their knowledge and skills to ensure that both the system and appliances are appropriately selected and correctly installed, often without any supervision, and done so in a safe, efficient and economical manner to minimise waste.

Qualifications

Level 3 Plumbing and Domestic Heating Apprenticeship

  • Level 3 Plumbing and Domestic Heating Qualification

Entry Requirements

Individual employers will identify any relevant entry requirements in terms of previous qualifications.

Initial assessment and diagnostic testing on English and maths will take place prior to commencement of the apprenticeship (Unless already achieved A-C, 4-9 GCSE or equivalent English & maths).

Apprentices without Level 2 English and Maths will need to achieve this prior to taking the end-point assessment.

Details

THE PLUMBING AND DOMESTIC HEATING APPRENTICESHIP PROVIDES THE OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN AND DEVELOP A RANGE OF KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS INCLUDING:


Understand installation and testing techniques for electrical components and control systems on plumbing and domestic heating systems

Understand the principles of selection, installation, testing, commissioning and service and maintenance techniques on domestic downstream natural gas pipework systems and appliances

Understand the principles of high quality customer service and establishing the needs of others (colleagues, customers and other stakeholders). Respect the working environment including customer’s properties

Operate in a safe working manner by adhering to health and safety legislation, codes of practice and applying safe working practices

Apply installation and testing techniques for electrical components and control systems on plumbing and domestic heating systems

Select, install, test, commission, service and maintain domestic downstream natural gas pipework systems and appliances

Work effectively and collaborate with colleagues, other trades, clients, suppliers and the public

Be quality focussed in work and in personal standards

Develop trust with customers and colleagues by undertaking responsibilities in an ethical and empathetic manner


Progression

On completion of this standard, apprentices can

progress into a wide range of employment opportunities or further education.

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