This qualification is achieved through a mix of learning in the workplace, formal off the job training (at college 1 day per week) and the opportunity to practice and embed new skills in a real work context. On completion, you must be able to undertake the full range of duties, appropriate to your job, confidently and competently to the standard set by the Industry.
Overview & Modules
This Framework is designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge required to carry out your job role and support future progression within the sector. You will be employed and receive at least the minimum apprenticeship wage. You will attend college on a day release basis at Pencoed Campus and should achieve the Level 3 Apprenticeship Framework within the agreed timescale.
Advanced Level 3 Plumbing Apprentices will complete and oversee work to install, service, maintain and commission domestic hot and cold water systems and domestic heating and sanitation systems using renewable energy.
- Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Domestic Plumbing and Heating
- Essential Skills Communication Level 2
- Essential Skills Application of Number Level 2
Note, if you can provide certificates as evidence of your GCSE Maths and English, showing you have achieved Grade C or above, or have Level 2 Key Skills Certificates, then you will be exempt from undertaking the Essential Skills qualifications listed above.
These programmes are part financed by the European Social Fund through the Welsh Government.
How will I be assessed?
Assessment will be made through coursework, tests, assignments, work-based observations and work-based evidence.
- Level 2 Diploma in Domestic Plumbing and Heating would be GCSE standard (A* – C)
- Be in employment which supports the requirements of the qualification
Note, you can only undertake this apprenticeship if you have been employed in your current job role for less than 12 months at time of enrolment if you are aged over 25. If you are under 25, this criteria does not apply to you.
Continue your studies
After successfully completing the Level 3 Apprenticeship, you can progress onto higher education courses.
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