With a Plumbing Apprenticeship, you will learn about the installation and maintenance of plumbing systems and components.
This is a two year day-release course. 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.
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 there will be an option to study a gas qualification (ACS) including working with boilers. 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/gas fitter.
Practical Assessment and Exams
You can progress onto the level 3 Apprenticeship in Plumbing including Gas or into employment.
As a plumber, you could find yourself working in many different places – from construction sites to residential homes.
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.
For this course you will be required to own PPE/work-wear