Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technician Apprenticeship

29028W1/P | Pagefield Centre, Wigan
Start Date | 01/08/2022
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Is this course for me?

Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technicians plan, select, install, service, commission and maintain all aspects of plumbing and heating systems. Plumbing and domestic heating technicians can find themselves working inside or outside a property. Customer service skills and being tidy and respectful are important qualities as they can often find themselves working in customers homes as well as on building sites. As a competent Plumbing and Heating Technician, the installation of plumbing and heating systems includes accurate measuring, marking, cutting, bending and jointing metallic and non-metallic pipework. Appliances and equipment can include gas, oil and solid fuel boilers as well as pumps, heat emitters, bathroom furniture or controls as part of a cold water, hot water, and central heating or above ground drainage and rainwater systems. Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technicians are at the forefront of installing new and exciting environmental technologies like heat pumps, solar thermal systems, biomass boilers and water recycling systems. It is important for a plumbing and heating technician to be able to work independently or as a team and use their knowledge and skills to ensure that both the system and appliances are appropriately selected and correctly installed, often without any supervision, and done so in a safe, efficient and economical manner to minimise waste.. Information from Institute for Apprenticeship and Technical Education 2021.

What will I study?

In this apprenticeship, you will be learning the knowledge, skills and behaviours to be successful in your chosen role; skills include safe working, core plumbing system techniques and electrical components and control systems techniques. Knowledge developed includes health and safety, plumbing science and processes, principles of environmental technology systems, principles of fossil fuels, customer service and communication.

How will I be assessed?

All apprentices now complete an end-point assessment to complete their qualification. This is delivered by an independent end-point assessment organisation with no affiliation to the employer or training provider. This is a national requirement and endpoint assessments are carried out by a third party assessor. End point assessments use a variety of assessment methods depending on the apprenticeship standard these can include:Professional Discussions. Interviews. Showcase portfolios. Practical assessment of skill. Theory assessments. Assignments and more

What qualifications do I need?

Employers are looking for apprentices who have GCSE Maths and english at Grade 4. Level 2 - A minimum of 5 GCSEs, graded 9-3 or equivalent, including Maths or english. Level 3 - 6 - A minimum of 5 GCSEs, graded 9-4 or equivalent, including Maths or english.

What can I progress onto?

By the end of this apprenticeship the candidate will have satisfied the requirements for registration as EngTech by the Engineering Council through The Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) and or The Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE).On completion of the health and safety assessment, as determined, by the assessment plan the candidate will have satisfied the requirements to obtain a Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) Card through the Joint Industry Board for Plumbing and Mechanical Engineering Services (JIB-PMES) at the appropriate grade.

Other Information

If you don't currently have an employer and would like to undertake an apprenticeship, take a look at our vacancies at www.wigan-leigh.ac.uk/Apprenticeship-Vacancies

Course Fees

16-18 Year Olds 19+ year olds Free for eligible learners? Is Loan Available?
No No

Plumbers and Heating and Ventilating Engineers

Jobholders in this unit group assemble, install, maintain and repair plumbing fixtures, heating and ventilating systems and pipes and pipeline systems in commercial, residential and industrial premises and public buildings.

Requirements: Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

Opportunities

2.56%
FALL in employment in 5 years

What could you earn

£17,929
Entry
£38,558
Median
£50,851
Potential

Typical Tasks

  • Repairs burst pipes and mechanical and combustion faults and replaces faulty taps, washers, valves, etc.
  • Attaches fittings and joins piping by welding, soldering, cementing, fusing, screwing or other methods.
  • Tests completed installation for leaks and makes any necessary adjustments.
  • Installs fittings such as storage tanks, cookers, baths, toilets, taps and valves, refrigerators, boilers, radiators and fires.
  • Measures and cuts required lengths of copper, lead, steel, iron, aluminium or plastic using hand or machine tools.
  • Examines drawings and specifications to determine layout of system.

Knowledge

Building and Construction Mechanical Customer and Personal Service Design Physics Engineering and Technology Mathematics English Language Administration and Management

Skills

Active Learning Mathematics Critical Thinking Learning Strategies Reading Comprehension Active Listening Monitoring Speaking
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