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What's Involved

Your employer's business could include the installation, service, maintenance and repair of a variety of plumbing systems and equipment, including:

• Showers; Baths; Sinks • Drainage Pipes, Plastic and Copper Water Pipes and Guttering • Heating Systems fuelled by Gas; Solar Thermal; Heat Pumps; Oil and Coal

These products could be installed in domestic, industrial and commercial premises where not only are the technical skills needed but also the skills of customer service and communication.

You will complete the Environmental Pathway. The duration of this apprenticeship is generally 24 months and you will be required to attend college one day per week.

This is a Level 3 Apprenticeship.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSE’s Grade A*- C including: • GCSE Maths Grade C/4 or Functional Skill in Maths Level 2 • GCSE English Language Grade C/4 or Functional Skill in English Level 2 • ICT GCSE Grade C or Functional Skill Level 2 desirable

Having completed an Intermediate Apprenticeship in Plumbing would be or having achieved L2 NVQ in Plumbing.

Working in a role as a Plumber for a minimum of 30hours per week.

Where will it take me?

By the end of your apprenticeship you will have achieved: Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Domestic Plumbing and Heating
Functional Skill in ICT Level 1 (if required) Employee Rights and Responsibilities Personal Learning & Thinking Skills

Whilst this sector doesn’t currently have a ‘Licence to Practice’, our apprenticeships are recognised as fulfilling the competence requirements of the voluntary card schemes and will enable you to register on a relevant industry recognised Certification Scheme. Completion of this framework will provide the evidence required that you are deemed competent to carry out this job role effectively and safely.

Course Assessment Method

You will complete computer based assessments throughout the year. Additionally you will be assessed by a range of methods including; Direct observation of tasks or activities, examination of work products produced by learners (e.g. diary notes, site notes, completed reports), examination of witness testimonies from people, other than the assessor, who are prepared to provide statements detailing specific details of learners’ performance, review of records of ‘question and answer’ sessions covering specific aspects of the knowledge and understanding and Professional discussion. All of these assessment methods will build your portfolio of evidence.

Where and When

Plumbing Advanced Apprenticeship

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Fee Information

Course Code Study Mode Start Date Under 16 16-18 19+ International
J612PRG3-18 Part Time 10/09/2018 N/A £0 On Request N/A
J612PRG3-19 Part Time 09/09/2019 N/A £0 On Request N/A

Notes About Fees

Fees shown are per year.

Find out more by speaking to Admissions:

  • For full-time further education courses call 01708 462833
  • For part-time further education courses call 01708 462801
  • For higher education courses, or if you’re an overseas student, call 01708 462801


  • To find out if you’re entitled to support call Student Services for advice on 01708 462718 ext 2718
  • You don’t have to pay tuition or admin fees if you’re 16-18 and studying a further education funded course.
  • You need to pay higher education course fees each academic year.

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2020-21 Course Guide

Havering College Course Guide 2020/21

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