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Plumbing & Heating Level 2 Apprenticeship at Somerset College

Course description

An Apprenticeship is a ‘framework’ of qualifications designed to prepare you for work and train you to be competent in the workplace. Apprenticeships allow you to ‘earn while you learn’. You will normally work for an employer four days a week and attend College on a day release basis.

Course content

The Level 2 consists of:

  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma (6189) in Plumbing & Heating
  • Employment Responsibilities and Rights
  • Functional Skills Maths and English Level 1

The Level 3 consists of:

  • Level 3 NVQ Diploma (6189) in Plumbing & Heating
  • Functional Skills Maths and English Level 2

The course units you will study are:

  • Cold water systems
  • Domestic hot water systems
  • Above ground drainage and discharge 
  • Central heating systems - pipework
  • Electrical supply and earth continuity systems
  • Environmental awareness
  • Health, safety and welfare key principles and common processes

 

Different routes are available and should be discussed with a member of the plumbing team.

Entry requirements

To undertake an Apprenticeship the learner is required to have an employer. A to C grades in Maths and English are usually required. Acceptance is via a College interview.

Assessment

On your day at College you will study for a Diploma in Plumbing and will have your practical and theory work marked and assessed by your tutor. You will also take end of unit practical and multiple-choice theory tests.

Whilst at work you will need to gather evidence of competence for your NVQ qualification. Your College lecturer will guide you through the qualification and help you build the portfolio at College. The NVQ is assessed by the gathering of photographic evidence, witness testimonies and an ‘on-site’ visit from your lecturer.

You will also undertake lessons for Maths and English Functional Skills. Exemptions apply if you have certain GCSE grades at A to C.

Future opportunities

You can progress from a Level 2 (intermediate apprenticeship) into the industry as a qualified tradesperson or undertake a further year at level 3 for your advanced apprenticeship.

On completion of your level 3 you can study a HNC or supervisory qualification at the college.

You can progress from a Level 2 into the industry as a qualified tradesperson then work your way up to a supervisory or site management position, or undertake a further year at Level 3. On completion of your Level 3 you can study an HNC or supervisory qualification at the College.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 15 August 2016

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