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Apprenticeship Plumbing and Heating - Plumbing route at Stoke on Trent College

Course description

This is normally a two year course, and consists of both practical and technology sessions. The practical work is assessed in our workshop during simulated work situations and in your place of work. You will need to register with City and Guilds. The course can lead to NVQ Level 3. An interview is required, please call for details.

Course content

This is normally a two year course, and consists of both practical and technology sessions. The practical work is assessed in our workshop during simulated work situations and in your place of work. You will need to register with City and Guilds. The course can lead to NVQ Level 3. An interview is required, please call for details.

Entry requirements

Applicants must be at least 16 years old at the start of the Apprenticeship. Three are no formal entry requirements, but you will need to show enthusiasm, commitment and interest in the subject area. You will need to be employed in the industry. Applicants who do not have a GCSE grade C in English and Maths will work towards these during the Apprenticeship.

Assessment

Assessment of practical skills is though workshop evidence and workplace generated evidence. Supporting knowledge is assessed using projects and CGLI written and online examinations. In order to achieve an NVQ you have to demonstrate your practical skills and knowledge to an assessor. There is also a required amount of support needed from the employer to gain evidence in the workplace to enable support of the student in building their work based portfolio.

Future opportunities

Successful completion of this course will enable students to progress to the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship and will improve your career prospects within the industry.

Further information

National Vocational Qualifications are work related qualifications which are based on your ability to do a particular job at a certain standard. They provide clear evidence of skills and experience to potential employers. NVQs can be studied at five levels from basic to managerial skills.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Stoke on Trent College directly.

Last updated date: 21 January 2016
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    • The Burslem campus of Stoke on Trent College houses the following subject areas:

      Media, Art and Design

      Music and Performing Arts

      Engineering

      Motor Vehicle

      Construction Trades

      Plumbing, Electrical Installation and Gas Services