Plumbing and Gas Fitting Apprenticeship level 2 at Sheffield College
This is a 1 year full time work based training course
About the course
With a Plumbing Apprenticeship, you will learn about the installation and maintenance of plumbing systems and components. You will also take a certificate in basic plumbing skills, covering safety, cold water and hot water systems, sanitation, central heating and commissioning and de-commissioning of plumbing systems. Also you will learn about maintaining a safe working environment when undertaking non-complex plumbing work activities. At level 3 you will continue to develop the skills learnt at level 2 and work on more complex plumbing systems, un-vented hot water and water regulations. You could be working in either a domestic or commercial setting to develop your skills as a plumber.
The day you are in college you will practice and develop the skills acquired in the workplace. You will be doing some workshop sessions and some theory sessions learning about how to do new tasks. There will also be some practical assessment tasks that take place at college. You will have chance to work on your portfolio and write up what you have learnt on the job. You will need to provide boots and overalls for the workshops sessions.
You will need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week, which includes a one day a week attendance at college. Functional Skills qualifications will be delivered in college.
You are encouraged to look for your own placement. The College will help to find a suitable placement but the emphasis is on you.
Will this course suit me?
An ideal student for this course is one who is motivated and enthusiastic. You must be prepared for hard work as it can be physically demanding working in a variety of environments in all sorts of weather. You must be good with your hands and be prepared to get dirty. You must be able to work both individually as well as in a team. Understanding technology and engineering principles will also be essential. Be aware you may have to travel to get to your work placement.
- NVQ level 2 diploma in Plumbing, (progressing onto level 3 diploma in Plumbing).
- Rights and Responsibilities
- Functional maths and English level 2
What students say about this course.
“When I left school I wanted to do something practical with a hands on approach. I decided to work with my dad at his company. I think the apprenticeship scheme at The Sheffield College is good, as you earn money while learning skills and gaining qualifications with on-site experience.”
4 GCSEs at 3/D including Science, including English Language and Maths. You will also need to gain a suitable employer.
You will be assessed on site to demonstrate you can complete tasks safely and use knowledge learnt. You will build a portfolio of evidence to support the tasks you complete at the workplace. There are also some online exams.
At The Sheffield College we will always do our best to support you through your studies, to make them as stress free as possible. We have a specialist support team who can give you all the advice you need on all things financial, including what might be available to you, so that you don’t go short and you can concentrate all your efforts into your studies.
If you meet the eligibility criteria we’ll be able to support you with free meals. You’ll get an amount of money that you can use within the college shops and diners per day. This will be added to your student ID card which you will just swipe to purchase items.
Students (including Apprentices) of The Sheffield College who live in South Yorkshire are eligible for a 16–18 Student Pass which entitles pass holders to cheaper travel on buses and trams in South Yorkshire. Pass holders are also entitled to half fare on Northern train services in South Yorkshire.
Learner Support Fund
If you are enrolled with us, you may receive support towards the cost of:
Books and materials
Uniform and equipment
Essential course trips
- DBS checks needed for your course (previously known as CRB)
UCAS registration fee and travel to interviews when applying for university
Where can it lead?
You can progress onto the level 3 Apprenticeship in Plumbing or into employment. As a plumber, you could find yourself working in many different places – from construction sites to residential homes.
Why not come and see for yourself. Visit us on one of our open evenings and meet the people who will be teaching you, have a chat about what the course involves and look round our fantastic facilities where you’ll be learning.
Our City, Hillsborough, Peaks and Olive Grove campuses will be open on the following days:
Wednesday 21st November 2018 4pm-7pm
Tuesday 29th January 2019 4pm-7pm
Monday 4th March 2019 4pm-7pm
How to apply
You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.