Plumbing - Advanced Apprenticeship
This framework has been designed to meet the industry’s competence requirements.
Typically an individual who is working towards this apprenticeship framework will assume the role of an advanced plumber and will carry out the following; completes and oversees work to install, service, maintain and commission domestic hot water, cold water, central heating and sanitation systems using oil-fired, solid fuel or renewable energy.
Apprenticeships are a tested way of training either a new or existing team member. An apprenticeship will provide on-the-job training which leads to an employee gaining a nationally recognised qualification which has been developed by the Sector Skills Council. The Apprenticeship framework will include the following elements;
• Domestic Heating and Plumbing – Level 3 Diploma (NVQ)
• Mathematics – Level 2
• English – Level 2
• Information and Communication Technologies – Level 2
• Personal Learning & Thinking Skills
• Employment Rights and Responsibilities
An employee/apprentice must be over 16 years of age with no prior level 4 qualifications or above working a minimum of 30 contracted hours per week in an appropriate occupational role
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed againsts a set of nationally recognised standards which are set by the Awarding Body. The competence based element assessment will be via direct observation and work place supporting evidence. The knowledge based element may be assessed via a test, reflective review or assignment to confirm that you have achieved and understood the level of knowledge required. Whereas Functional Skills be be assessed via on-line tests.
What can I do next
Three months before completing this Apprenticeship framework a review will take place with yourself and your employer to discuss progression opportunties which may lead to a permanent employment contract, further study or indeed both.