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Plumbing Level 2 Apprenticeship at Havering College of Further and Higher Education

Course description

The Intermediate Level framework provides an opportunity for new entrants to gain the skills and knowledge necessary for a career in an established industry, and for employers and apprentices to benefit from this structured learning and assessment programme.

Course content

Successful completion of an Intermediate Level framework reflects the ability to select and use relevant knowledge, ideas, skills and procedures to complete well defined tasks and address straight forward problems. It includes taking responsibility for completing tasks and procedures, and exercising autonomy and judgement subject to overall direction or guidance. The apprentice also has the competencies to progress to the Advanced Level framework in Domestic Plumbing and Heating with its optional applicable pathway.

These occupation frameworks are designed to provide new entrants and those seeking progression in their career with the opportunity to develop competencies needed to carry out job roles and responsibilities associated with the installation, maintenance, commissioning and servicing of domestic plumbing and heating systems.

Compulsory subjects include:

  • Environmental technologies;
  • Technological requirements and changes;
  • Statutory and non-statutory regulations and requirements.

Entry requirements

GCSE grade A-D in each of the following: a communication subject, maths and either a science or technical-based subject; Level 1 GNVQs in relevant vocational/technical subjects; a 14-19 Diploma in either Construction and The Built Environment, or Engineering; a Level 1 'Access to Building Services Engineering' qualification.

Future opportunities

The apprentice has the competencies to progress to the Advanced Level framework in Domestic Plumbing and Heating with its optional applicable pathway.

You can also progress in your career with further training into such job roles as Technician, Designer, Estimator, Project Manager, Site/Workshop Supervisor/ Manager, Chartered Engineer, Sales Engineer or Commercial Manager.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Havering College of Further and Higher Education directly.

Last updated date: 19 April 2016

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    • Many of our vocational training centres are based at our Quarles campus including:

      - The Jubilee Restaurant & professional training kitchens

      - Engineering workshops

      - The Plumbing Skills workshop

      - Public Services and Sports

      - Health & Social Care specialist care suites

      - Early Years and Childcare

      - Foundation Skills Centre

      Quarles is a 20 minute bus ride from the centre of Romford and a short distance from the local shopping centre. Harold Hill features many open spaces including the expansive Central Park and is home to The Central Park Leisure Centre.