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Heating and Ventilation Advanced Apprenticeship at JTL

Course description

Heating and ventilating engineers commission, design and put in big, complex systems in buildings like office blocks, hospitals and schools. These systems create a comfortable environment for the people who visit.

This qualification can lead to a career as a service and maintenance engineer, fitter or welder, or ductwork installer.

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  • EAL Heating & Ventilating (Industrial and Commercial – Direct Access) 
  • NVQ Levels 2 & 3
  • City & Guilds 6128 Certificate in Heating & Ventilating (Direct Access) 
  • levels 2 & 3
  • Level 2 Application of Number, Level 2 Communication and 
  • Level 1 IT key skills
  • SummitSkills welding assessment

Course content

The heating & ventilating fitter’s job will vary and depend upon the type and range of work that the employing company carries out. However, they will all have a broad range of similar technical knowledge and practical skills to enable them to carry out their work safely and correctly.


Some of the things that a heating & ventilating fitter may be expected to do are:

  • Install, maintain and repair water services (eg. heating pipework, radiators, boilers)
  • Install, maintain and repair ductwork systems (eg. ducts, extract grilles,)
  • Commission systems to ensure maximum efficiency against design specification
  • Work indoors and outdoors and be prepared to work at height
  • Work with little or no supervision; relying on their own initiative
  • Develop good working relationships with people
  • Read construction and engineering drawings
  • Understand control wiring and circuit diagrams
  • Select replacement parts, materials and equipment
  • Inspect and test systems and equipment as part of planned or reactive maintenance
  • Diagnose and rectify faults on a range of heating & ventilating systems and equipment
  • Write reports


As you can see, the job of the heating & ventilating fitter is varied and interesting and can offer a challenging career. Consequently, the training programme that you will be following as a JTL apprentice has been designed to help you by meeting and delivering training to these standards and expectations.

Entry requirements

JTL initial assessment must be successfully taken.
Applicants must provide evidence that eyesight is not colour deficient.


There are a few things you need to know before you set your heart on a JTL apprenticeship. They are:


  • You need to be aged 16 to 23.
  • If you’re over 19 your employer may need to put money towards your studies.
  • You can apply for an apprenticeship while in education. But you need to have left before starting with us.
  • You also need an employer before you can start an apprenticeship. Though you can apply before you’ve arranged one.
  • You can’t join the scheme if you’re colour blind. Sorry, it’s too risky for you.

Future opportunities

Once you've qualified you could gain experience working on exciting projects like an Olympic stadium or an international airport and end up running the show. You could choose to study further in a specialist area and find yourself leading the field. Scale the heights on a challenging project abroad. Or be the boss in the future by setting up your own successful business.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 10 January 2017
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