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Plumbing - Advanced Apprenticeship in Plumbing - NVQ Level 3 at Calderdale College

Course description

The Advanced Apprenticeship in Plumbing is for those interested in all aspects of Plumbing and who want to do the majority of their training in the workplace. The type of employers range from small businesses to large companies and sometimes you may have to work away from home depending on the contract at the time. Level 3 learners are expected to work on their own initiative and supervise the work of others.

Course content

As an Apprentice in Plumbing you will start by working under close supervision of a qualified plumber. You could be working on domestic, commercial or industrial systems. Aspects of the job will include installing systems, bending and soldering pipe work. Whilst on site you will build a portfolio of work based evidence as part of the NVQ assessment process. You will attend College for one day a week to learn about; legal and technical aspects of plumbing and gain knowledge towards your Technical Certificate; as well as working towards completion of your Functional Skills in Maths and English.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have completed the full Framework Level 2 Apprenticeship. All applicants will be interviewed and assessed for suitability by a Training Officer. Applicants will be expected to be in relevant employment with the support of an employer who can offer work that supports NVQ completion.


Assessment takes place in the college workshops by curriculum staff and out on site by qualified assessors. The practical work and the theory work is assessed throughout the programme.

Financial information

No fees payable for learners aged 16-18. For applicants over 18, please contact us for more information

Future opportunities

Foundation Degree in Plumbing or employment in the Plumbing industry

Further information

For Course Information:  01422-399399
For General Enquiries:  01422-357357
For Admissions information:  01422-399316
Minicom telephone:   01422-399398

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How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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