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Intermediate Apprenticeship in Plumbing and Heating

Eastleigh College
Course summary
35 weeks

Course description

Intermediate Apprenticeship in Plumbing and Heating:

The Apprenticeship includes units relating to; communications in building services engineering; environmental protection measures; scientific principles in mechanical engineering services; safe working practices; site preparation and pipework fabrication techniques; installation and maintenance of cold water, hot water, heating systems, sanitation systems and rainwater systems.

You will achieve a Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Plumbing and Heating. Unless exempt on entry, you will also achieve Level 2 Functional Skills qualifications in English and maths and a Level 1 Functional Skills ICT qualification.


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.

The Apprenticeship has a minimum duration of 24 months. Your progress will be continuously monitored and supported by an Apprenticeship Officer.

Career Opportunities:

Plumbing is an established and popular occupation that continues to evolve and embrace new technologies. The Intermediate Apprenticeship in Plumbing is ideal for those seeking to start a career as a plumber or for those who have relevant experience but do not have a plumbing qualification.

Intermediate apprentices, with support and opportunities in the workplace, can progress onto the Advanced Apprenticeship in Domestic Plumbing and Heating; or onto other Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeships such as Domestic Heating. With additional training, intermediate level apprentices may also be able to progress in their careers to roles such as Installation Supervisor or Installation Team Leader.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Young Apprenticeship/Apprenticeship at Level 2

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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