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Level 3

Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technician


175 weeks


Rush Green Campus


Flexible dates





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.

We will work with you to identify opportunities for staff development across your business and then work together to agree and develop the most appropriate model for delivering training and development through apprenticeships.

Modules will include:

  • Health and Safety
  • Core Plumbing Systems
  • Electrical Components and Control Systems
  • Plumbing Science and Processes
  • Principles of Environmental Technology Systems
  • Principles of fossil fuels
  • Customer Service
  • Communication

To achieve the apprenticeship standard all components must be completed, including Functional skills at the required level if the apprentice doesn’t have exemptions.

All apprenticeship standards include an end point assessment which is required to complete the standard.

A-C or 4-9 GCSE

Working a minimum of 30 hours per week

Upon successful completion of the Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technician programme learners can choose to continue their development through the Level 4 Apprenticeship.

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There are number of routes you can take following successful completion of a course. Further study can include Higher Education courses or a Higher Apprenticeship where you will expand your skills through study whilst earning a wage. Or you may choose to move directly into employment.

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