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Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technician

Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technician

LEVEL: Technician

DURATION: 36-48 months

FUNDING BAND: TBC

CAREER PATHWAY: Supervisor, Project Manager

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To download a description summary for the Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technician standard click here.

 

JOB ROLE/DESCRIPTION

Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technician plan, select, install, service, commission and maintain all aspects of plumbing and heating systems.

Plumbing and Domestic
Heating Technician 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 C, and Information Communication Technology at Level 1 or GCSE Grade D. If you do not have these we can organise delivery prior to the apprenticeship commencing.

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 end point 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:

  • It is desirable to achieve this apprenticeship you will need English and Maths at level 2 or GCSE Grade C, and Information Communication Technology at Level 1 or GCSE Grade D. If you do not have these we can organise delivery prior to the apprenticeship commencing
  • Any additional certification or qualifications external to the Apprenticeship must be paid for by the employer and will not be covered by any Apprenticeship funding or levy.

WHAT IS THE ASSESSMENT?

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

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

SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION

Congratulations on completing your apprenticeship.

You will have achieved either a:

Pass (TBC)
Distinction (TBC)

Merit (TBC)


As a qualified Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technician you will be able to pursue your career in the Building Services industry.

 

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