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Plumbing NVQ Level 3 - Advanced Apprenticeship at Training and Recruitment Partnership Limited

Course description

This Apprenticeship covers training in a range of plumbing systems and components and their installation. The plumbing industry is a key part of the UK’s construction industry. It’s a highly competitive field that employs skilled craftspeople and technicians who work with a wide range of materials and technologies.

Plumbers must be familiar with everything from domestic boilers to advanced welding techniques to computerised control systems. From installing sanitation systems and servicing boilers to laying underground drainage pipes, plumbers work for the construction industry as well as for commercial and domestic clients.

In recent years, the industry has also been involved with developing environmentally-sound technologies like solar water heating and rain water harvesting. As a Plumbing apprentice, you’ll learn about the installation and maintenance of plumbing systems and components. You’ll also take a certificate in basic plumbing skills, covering safety, cold water and hot water systems, sanitation, and central heating.

On the Advanced Apprenticeship, your skill base will broaden to include working with gas, and you’ll be able to enter the profession at a higher level.

Course content

There are a number of routes for you to progress within this apprenticeship programme.

You will normally work through mandatory units, this is the work you must do and optional units tailored to suit your job.

In addition to the practical tasks of the apprenticeship you will also need to complete a technical theory element. This covers your knowledge and understanding of your job role and the industry you are working in.

You may also need to study functional skills in:

  • Information Communication Technology (ICT)
  • Numeracy
  • Literacy

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Entry requirements

To study for this apprenticeship programme you should have an interest in developing your skills and have a reasonable standard in Maths, English and ICT.

You will need to be employed within the industry and your apprenticeship will need to match the requirements needs of your job role.


Your knowledge and skills will be assessed against a set of performance standards. These standards are called learning outcomes. Your assessor will guide you through the programme and help you to gather evidence and develop your skills to assist you to prove your competency within your job role.

From time to time you may need to visit either a college or test centre to complete the theory and other specialist training elements of your apprenticeship programme.

Future opportunities

You will gain valuable skills and knowledge to help you progress within your career, see our website: for the latest industry updates.

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Further information

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How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Training and Recruitment Partnership Limited directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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