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Plumbing & Heating Apprenticeship QCF


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Course overview

These apprenticeships are only available for new enrolments until July 2020, after that, all new apprenticeships will follow the L3 Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technician standard

Course Facts


Course Length

Entry Requirements

How much does it cost?

Qualification

Course Length


2 or 4 Years

Entry Requirements


Apprentices must achieve level 2 functional skills in maths and English (unless equivalent GCSE’s are already held) English L2 – GCSE C/4 Maths L2 – GCSE C/4, applicant will also need ICT 1.

These qualifications will need to be achieved before the apprenticeship is completed, you don’t have to have them on entry to the course.

How much does it cost?


L2
Full Training cost – £5,000

Cost to employer: 16- 18year olds £0, 19+ up to 5% of the full cost £250 over 2 years but this is assessed on an individual basis. 
Apprentice wage – JTL recommends following the JIB pay rates https://www.jib.org.uk/pay-rates

Cost to learner: N/A

 

L3

 

Full Training cost – £9,000 

 

Cost to employer: 16- 18year olds £0, 19+ up to 5% of the full cost £450 over 4 years but this is assessed on an individual basis.   

Apprentice wage – JTL recommends following the JIB pay rates https://www.jib.org.uk/pay-rates 

 

Cost to learner: N/A

Qualification


Level 2 or 3 NVQ Diploma in Plumbing and Heating
Awarding body – BPEPC and City & Guilds 

Module information

level 2

The NVQ Level 2 plumbing and heating qualification is designed for anyone who wants to become a plumber or domestic heating engineer. It provides all the basic domestic heating and plumbing training you need to start work in the industry.

Level 3

The NVQ Level 3 plumbing and heating qualification is aimed at anyone who has already completed the Level 2 qualification, or who already has some relevant experience and knowledge. If you choose gas-related units at Level 3 you will achieve the Gas Safe licence to practise on successful completion of the course.

Year 1 (level 2)
  • Health and safety including health and safety test which meets the requirements to obtain a CSCS card through the JIB-PMES.
  • Common plumbing processes and techniques including use of hand and power tools, types of pipework and their jointing principles, use of clips and brackets to support plumbing and heating pipework and components.
Year 2 (level 2)
  • Installation decommission and maintenance of domestic plumbing and heating pipework.
Year 3 (level 3)
  • Understand and carry out electrical work on domestic plumbing and heating systems and components.
  • Design and select systems. Install, commission and diagnose and rectify faults.
Year 4 (level 3)
  • Choice of pathways from Gas, Oil, Solid Fuel and Environmental technologies

Delivery and Assessment

Delivered via day release over an academic calendar year, some regions may offer block release, you would need to check with your JTL Training Officer.

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Why choose JTL

  • Learners to receive Free Starter toolkits in your first year
  • Free study books
  • Dedicated training officer 
  • Free recruitment service 
  • Full equipped workshops at our dedicated training centres 
  • Dedicated support/EIC/JIB registered electrician skills development fund 
  • JIB PMES apprentice card / ECS card
  • Help accessing funds
  • Free recruitment process for employers
  • Ofsted Grade 2 GOOD Provider 
  • Regional national awards
  • CSCS card
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Equality & Diversity

JTL is committed to equality and diversity for all. We want to establish a culture of equality and diversity so that all applicants, apprentices, employers, sub-contractors and staff have the opportunity to work in and towards an environment that is non-discriminatory.

Career & Progression

Supervising an apprentice, Supervisory roles, project management roles, owning and managing your own business, advanced engineering design and planning, teaching or training others

Potential Earnings: As a fully qualified plumber you can go on to earn over £32k per year* (Office of National Statistics)

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How to apply


1

Complete online application form

2

Pass our JTL initial assessment

3

Take an electrical colour blind test

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