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Plumbing Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3 at New College Nottingham

Course description

Apprenticeships are a great way to learn and earn at the same time. If you know that you want to be in the plumbing trade and already have some experience then this Level 3 Apprenticeship can give you additional skills and knowledge to work in the professional plumbing trade. During your Apprenticeship you will be supported by both your employer and a team of professional assessors from New College Nottingham. 

Course content

A Level 3 Plumbing Apprenticeship will enable you to be a professional plumber, providing you with the following skills and knowledge:

• Health and Safety legislation 
• Maintain effective plumbing working relationships 
• Contribute to the improvement of plumbing business products and services 
• Plan complex domestic plumbing work activities 
• Install complex domestic plumbing systems and components 
• Commission and decommission complex domestic plumbing systems and components 
• Service and maintain complex domestic plumbing systems and components 
• Maintain a safe working environment when undertaking plumbing work activities

You will also study English, maths and ICT throughout the Apprenticeship to achieve minimum Level 2 standard. All apprentices complete a module covering employee rights and responsibilities too.

On this course you will be continually assessed – there will be no exam but instead you’ll be expected to submit a regular portfolio of work and produce a range of written assessments.

Entry requirements

Your employer may request specific entry requirements to move into a Level 3 Plumbing Apprenticeship but in the main you MUST:

  • have a Level 2 Plumbing Intermediate Apprenticeship NVQ
  • Be aged 16 or over
  • Have lived in the UK for the past three years
  • Be employed in the trade and work a minimum of 30 hours per week


Observation/questioning/witness statement/professional discussion.

Future opportunities

  • A Higher Apprenticeship in Site Supervision which is the equivalent of degree level study may be possible following completion of a Level 3 Plumbing Apprenticeship

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 26 April 2016

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