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Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technician Apprenticeship Level 3

Course Information

  • Course Code: TPB351SD
  • Duration: 4 academic years
  • Validated by: City and Guilds
Overview

Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technicians plan, select, install, service, commission and maintain all aspects of plumbing and heating systems. Plumbing and domestic heating technicians can find themselves working inside or outside a property. Customer service skills and being tidy and respectful are important qualities as they can often find themselves working in customers’ homes as well as on building sites.

As a competent Plumbing and Heating Technician, the installation of plumbing and heating systems includes accurate measuring, marking, cutting, bending and jointing metallic and non-metallic pipework. Appliances and equipment can include gas, oil and solid fuel boilers as well as pumps, heat emitters, bathroom furniture or controls as part of a cold water, hot water, and central heating or above ground drainage and rainwater systems. Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technicians are at the forefront of installing new and exciting environmental technologies like heat pumps, solar thermal systems, biomass boilers and water recycling systems. It is important for a plumbing and heating technician to be able to work independently or as a team and use their knowledge and skills to ensure that both the system and appliances are appropriately selected and correctly installed, often without any supervision, and done so in a safe, efficient and economical manner to minimise waste.

What will I study?
  • Health and safety
  • Core plumbing systems
  • Electrical components and control systems
  • Plumbing science and processes
  • Principles of environmental technology systems
  • Principles of fossil fuels
  • Customer service
  • Communication
Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements to study an Apprenticeship at Blackburn College. You will have an initial assessment when you come in for an interview, and this will show the level of English and Maths qualifications, known as functional skills, that you will study alongside your apprenticeship.

How will I be assessed?

End Point Assessment.

What can I do next?

Other professional plumbing related courses.

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