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Advanced Apprenticeship in Domestic Plumbing and Heating

Eastleigh College
Course summary
35 weeks

Course description

Advanced Apprenticeship in Domestic Plumbing and Heating:

The Advanced Apprenticeship in Domestic Plumbing and Heating builds on the skills and competence that are gained through the Intermediate Apprenticeship in Domestic Plumbing and Heating, developing advanced level skills. In addition, the supervision of domestic plumbing and heating installers is included. The following pathway is offered:

-Domestic Plumbing and Heating (Gas-Fired Water and Central Heating Appliances)

The Apprenticeship includes units relating to; organising resources in building services engineering; electrical work on domestic plumbing and heating systems; hot water, cold water, central heating system and sanitation systems installation, commissioning, servicing and maintenance techniques; core gas safety for natural gas in domestic building services engineering; installation, commissioning and de-commissioning of gas pipework up to 35mm in domestic and small commercial premises; installation and maintenance of domestic gas water heating and wet central heating appliances.

You will achieve a Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Domestic Plumbing and Heating (Gas-Fired Water and Central Heating Appliances). Unless exempt on entry, you will also achieve Level 2 Functional Skills qualifications in English, Maths and ICT. Completion of the Level 3 NVQ Diploma will provide evidence of competence to the Gas Safe Register in the following competence categories: CCN 1, CENWAT1, CPA 1, MET 1 and CoNGLP 1PD.


You will learn through a combination of on- and off-the-job training. You will attend college one day per week during term time and spend the rest of your time earning and learning in the workplace. You will be assessed on a continuous basis through a combination of knowledge and practical assessment activities, including assessment of activities in the workplace.

Career Opportunities:

Advanced level apprentices, with support and opportunities in the workplace, can progress onto relevant Level 4/5 qualifications e.g. Building Services Engineering Technology and Project Management or onto a Foundation degree in an engineering or construction discipline. With additional training, advanced level apprentices may also be able to progress in their careers to roles such as Technician, System Designer, Estimator or a Project/ Contracts Manager.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Advanced Apprenticeship at Level 3

About provider

Eastleigh College

Eastleigh College Apprenticeships

Eastleigh College is a General FE College based in Eastleigh, Hampshire specialising in Apprenticeships for 10 years. We have recently launched 'The Apprenticeship Experts' team based at the College in response to our growing success in this area. We offer...

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Contact info

Eastleigh College

Eastleigh College, Chestnut Avenue, Eastleigh
SO50 5FS Hampshire


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