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Level 3 Plumbing & Domestic Heating Technician

Wiltshire College & University Centre
Course summary
1 year
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Course description

Level 3 Plumbing & Domestic Heating Technician

Plumbing and heating is an ever developing and highly competitive industry, which requires qualified specialists to carry out work safely and effectively. Employees work with a wide range of materials and technologies from domestic boilers and advanced welding techniques to computerised control systems. This apprenticeship will ensure that you learn how plan, install, maintain and repair a range of heating and plumbing systems, working with gas fuel boilers, vented and unvented cylinders, baths, pipework, drains, and radiators.

You will study safe work practices, environmental protection methods, scientific principles within mechanical engineering, site preparation and pipework fabrication, rainwater systems, ground drainage, and much more. You can progress into full-time employment as a contracted or self-employed qualified plumbing and heating engineer. Job roles can include: • Installing sanitation and heating systems • Servicing boilers • Laying drainage pipes • Working with environmentally friendly technology such as solar water heating and rain-water harvesting

Suitability - Who should attend?

  • Minimum GCSE grade 4/C or level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English.
  • All applicants will be required to pass initial assessments in Maths, English, ICT.

Training Course Content

Advanced apprenticeships in Plumbing and Heating can include training in a wide range of units including:

  • Carrying out electrical work on domestic plumbing and heating systems
  • Planning complex domestic plumbing work
  • Installing domestic plumbing systems
  • Commissioning and decommissioning domestic plumbing systems and gas pipework
  • Organising resources
  • Core gas safety principles for natural gas, gas water heating and wet central heating appliances

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Wiltshire College & University Centre

Wiltshire College & University Centre is the main provider of further and higher education in Wiltshire and is fast on its way to becoming outstanding having achieved a good Ofsted grade in June 2018. Based across four main campuses, Wiltshire...

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Wiltshire College & University Centre

Cocklebury Rd
SN15 3QD Chippenham

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