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Domestic Plumbing and Heating Advanced Apprenticeship in Plumbing Level 3 at Northumberland College

Course description

You will learn additional skills to broaden your knowledge for work in this profession. You will learn to install, service, maintain and commission domestic hot water, cold water, central heating and sanitation systems, plumbing and heating systems, gas-fired warm air appliances. Ideal if you are employed in the plumbing industry and would like to deveop your skills and gain a higher level qualification.

Entry requirements

You should have a relevant Level 2 qualification and be employed in the industry.


Your progress will be assessed by a series of online exams and practical projects.

Future opportunities

After completing the course you could progress onto the gas safe course or you may wish to consider some of the short renewable energy courses that the college offers. This can lead onto specialist areas and a degree programme in building engineering services. Career opportunities are worldwide with consultant building service engineers earning over 100,000 pounds. Plumbers are one of the highest paid trades within the construction industry. The sector is an enjoyable exciting area to work offering secure employment for your future.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 16 May 2016

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    • You will benefit from excellent facilities that are of industry standard so you'll be prepared for your future career.

      We have recently invested £6.5 million at the campus and our excellent training facilities include:

      • Dedicated studio space for art, design, fashion, textiles and photography
      • Replica aircraft for cabin crew training
      • Luxurious hair and beauty salon with nail bar and individual treatment rooms
      • Engineering and advanced manufacturing workshops equipped with the latest technologies
      • Spacious motor vehicle workshop with five vehicle bays and diagnostic equipment
      • Large construction workshops dedicated to carpentry and joinery, highways, brickwork, tiling and painting and decorating
      • Electrical installation workshops
      • The Gallery restaurant, modern 40 seat commercially run modern restaurant
      • Fully equipped industry standard commercial kitchens
      • Health skills room
      • A choice of places to eat and catch up with friends
      • Learning Resource Centre with a range of learning material resources, an IT suite and quiet study areas.