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Plumbing & Mechanical Engineering Services Intermediate Apprenticeship Level 2 at PETROC

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 spend the majority of your time with your employer and attend college on a day release basis studying a combination of theory and practical skills. You will also be required to work independently at home.

Petroc are proud to offer modern, state of the art facilities at both North Devon and Mid-Devon campuses. Our workshops are fully equipped with the latest industry tooling and equipment. Our interactive Virtual Learning Environment allows you to access your studies anywhere at any time.

Course content

Delivered by time-served, highly skilled and professional staff in our state of the art facilities, this City and Guilds programme consists of 10 modules. These modules cover topic areas such as hot and cold water supplies where you will be performing installation tasks backed up by in-depth underpinning knowledge. In the Scientific Principles unit you will learn about a variety of materials and how they react under different conditions. The Environmental Protection Measures unit will develop your understanding of Government legislation and introduce you to new and innovative technologies being introduced to the market. The programme culminates with an assessment where you will be required to fit a complete bathroom suite.

During your study you will cover a range of knowledge and skills across areas including domestic hot and cold water systems, central heating systems, sanitation systems, environmental technologies.

Entry requirements

All apprenticeship programmes require you to have a suitable employer. Please contact us if you require support in finding an employer. 

Ideally four GCSEs at Grade C or above to include maths, English and ICT. 

Enthusiasm for your subject and a willingness to work hard are essential.


Whilst at work you will gather evidence of on-the-job competence for your NVQ portfolio. You will be assigned an assessor who will guide you through this process and support you in building your portfolio. The NVQ can be assessed using a variety of methods such as direct observations and witness testimonies from your employer. 
During your day at college your tutor will train and assess the theory and practical elements.

As with all apprenticeship programmes you are required to achieve English and maths functional skills qualifications as well as ICT. However exemptions will apply if you have already achieved certain English and maths qualifications.

Throughout the programme you will receive support through regular progress reviews with your Assessor and employer.

Future opportunities

Successful completion of your Level 2 Apprenticeship could lead to the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Domestic Plumbing and Heating with pathways leading to professional registered status such as Gas Safe and Oftec. You can also progress beyond this to higher level apprenticeships at level 4, 5 & 6.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 17 February 2017

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