What's covered?

All Apprenticeships consist of a Framework of different elements. They must include qualifications that, when achieved, prove the Apprentice's competence in carrying out work of the Level and type identified in the Framework. Also included must be qualifications which demonstrate the technical knowledge of the job and industry, plus more wide ranging general skills required to operate successfully in the trade; these will include Maths, English and, if appropriate, ICT and Employer Rights and Responsibilities. The different elements can be combined in one qualification, or be covered in separate qualifications, but all elements must be achieved to obtain a full Apprentice Certificate. This covers a range of units which include cold water and hot water systems, heating installation and maintenance of systems. The course also covers all the health and safety aspects related to industry.

What do you need?

GCSE's at grade C or above in Maths, English and Science or a satisfactory College initial assessment. Need to be working in the plumbing industry to be able to cover NVQ units.

How you are assessed

On going course exams coupled with an external online exam and practical assessments in the workshop and on site, which contributes to a completed portfolio.

How Long?

2 Years

What course next?

L3 NVQ Diploma in plumbing and heating

What could this lead to?

A recognised qualification that allows you to work in the industry.

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