Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technician

Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technician

LEVEL: 3 - Technician

DURATION: 48 months

FUNDING BAND: £21,000

CAREER PATHWAY: Supervisor, Project Manager

 

 

 

JOB ROLE/DESCRIPTION

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. 

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

It is desirable to achieve this apprenticeship you will need English and Maths at level 2 or GCSE Grade 4-9 (C or above) or an equivalent qualification. 

 

WHAT WILL THE PROGRAMME ENTAIL?

Apprentices will study towards the Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technician qualification, which includes the following knowledge, skills and behaviours (KSBs):

Knowledge

  • Health and safety
  • Core plumbing systems
  • Electrical components and control systems
  • Plumbing science and processes
  • Customer service
  • Communication

 

Skills

  • Safe working
  • Core plumbing system techniques
  • Electrical components and control systems techniques
  • Supervisory skills

In addition to the core skills and knowledge requirements, Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technicians must choose to undertake

one of the following specialisms:

Option 1 - Fossil Fuel – Natural Gas

Option 2 - Fossil Fuel - Oil

Option 3 - Fossil Fuel – Solid Fuel

Option 4 - Environmental Technologies

 

Behaviours

  • Honesty and Integrity
  • Dependable and responsible
  • Enthusiasm and positive attitude
  • Quality focus
  • Willingness to learn
  • Work with others
  • Sustainable working

These will be demonstrated through knowledge tests, practical assignments and submission of a record of work-based activities, followed by an endpoint assessment.  

 

WHEN WILL THE ASSESSMENTS TAKE PLACE?

The employer, advised by the training provider, will decide when the apprentice has demonstrated the necessary knowledge, skills and behaviours during the on-programme learning and confirm they are ready to access the End Point Assessment. 

The apprentice will also need to have achieved: 

  • English and Maths at level 2 or GCSE Grade 4-9 (C or above) or equivalent 
  • Completion of Level 3 Plumbing and Domestic Heating Qualification.

 

WHAT IS THE ASSESSMENT?

The End Point Assessment tests the expertise built up over the period of the apprenticeship. It includes: 

  • Knowledge Test - multiple-choice examination to assess knowledge 
  • Practical Test - observed practical skills test to assess the application of skills, knowledge and behaviours under test conditions 
  • Professional Discussion - an interview to confirm the ability to apply the skills, knowledge and behaviours in the workplace. 

 

SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION

You will have achieved either a: 

Pass

Merit 

Distinction 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON APPRENTICESHIPS OR ADVICE ON HOW TO FIND A TRAINING PROVIDER, PLEASE CONTACT THE BESA ACADEMY SKILLS ADVISORY SERVICE ON THE DETAILS BELOW:

PHONE: 0800 917 8419 - OPTION 3

EMAIL: IAG@THEBESA.COM