Apprenticeships

Apprenticeship in Plumbing & Domestic Heating

Plumbing & Domestic Heating Technician ST0303

Level: Level 3

Duration: 48 months

Course Dates: Ongoing

 

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.

As a competent Plumbing and Heating Technician, the installation of plumbing and heating systems 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.

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.

Entry Requirements

·  Candidates require Level 2 Maths and English (equivalent to GCSE grade 4 or above) or other comparable qualifications

 

Possible Job Roles

Plumber, Domestic Heating Engineer, Domestic Heating Installer, Plumbing and Domestic Heating Installer, Plumbing and Domestic Heating Engineer

 

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Employers

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