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Plumbing Intermediate Apprenticeship Level 2 at Bishop Auckland College

Course description

Apprenticeships are practical hands on programmes designed to provide you with relevant, practical training, which will enable you to progress within your chosen industry. As an apprentice you will be paid a minimum of 2.68 an hour if you are under 19 or over 19 and still in the first year of your apprenticeship programme. You will be employed between 30 and 40 hours a week. 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.

Course content

You will be required to complete the NVQ and Technical Certificate in Plumbing as well as completing Employment Rights and Responsibilities and Personal Learning and Thinking Skills. If it is required, you will also need to complete Functional Skills in Mathematics and English. You will be allocated an assessor who will visit you in your work place to provide support with the NVQ and you will attend Bishop Auckland College 1 day a week to complete theory work. As a plumber, you could find yourself working in many different places, from construction sites to residential homes. Job prospects are good, with plenty of scope for self-employment.

Future opportunities

A nationally recognised qualification and excellent work experience with the opportunity to develop your career in plumbing.


What can I do when I finish?

Progress to the level 3 (advanced) apprenticeship in Plumbing. Progress into a career as a: Plumber Site Manager; Contracts Manager

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bishop Auckland College directly.

Last updated date: 09 February 2016
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