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Plumbing and Heating Apprenticeship Level 2 and 3 at Preston's College

Course description

Apprenticeships for occupations in the plumbing and heating industry are designed to meet the industry’s competence requirements. You will be involved in the installation or service and maintenance of plumbing systems for example, baths, pipework, drains, radiators and heating systems.

You may also work with gas/solid fuel boilers and Environmental Technologies such as Solar Thermal, ground/air source heat pumps, water harvesting etc.

Course content

Mandatory units:
– Safe working practices in building services engineering
– Domestic hot water system installation
– Domestic above ground drainage system installation and maintenance

During your studies you will also cover a range of knowledge and skills across areas including:
– Domestic hot and cold water systems
– Central heating systems
– Sanitation systems
– Environmental technologies

You are also required to study functional skills such as maths, English and computing, as well as any additional qualifications that your employment needs.

Entry requirements

All Apprenticeships require an initial assessment, interview and employment in the industry. At Level 2 you’ll need four GCSEs at grade D or above including English and maths. At level 3 you will need a Level 2 qualification in the subject or 5 GCSEs at grades A*-C including English and maths at grade C or above with at least a D in the remaining subject.


– Portfolio of evidence
– On-line tests
– Practical college based assessments
– Practical work based on site assessments

Future opportunities

On successful completion of the Level 2 and 3 Apprenticeship you will have the skills, knowledge and qualifications to progress to further learning in the field or to progress with further training into such job roles as: technician, designer, estimator, project manager, site/workshop supervisor/manager, chartered engineer, sales engineer or commercial manager. Our apprenticeships are recognised as fulfilling the competence requirements of the voluntary card schemes and will enable you to register on a relevant industry recognised Certification Scheme which is evidence that an operative is deemed competent to carry out a particular job role effectively and safely.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Preston's College directly.

Last updated date: 25 May 2016
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