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Level: 3

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 2

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This Apprenticeship Standard, which covers the work of a Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technician, is for people who have secured employment in the construction industry.  You will be expected to demonstrate competence in both the workplace and College, developing practical skills and job knowledge.

To support your main programme of study, future progression and life skills, you will also develop your skills in maths and English.

Entry requirements

You need GCSEs at grade C and above, but previous experience in the industry will be considered.

Course Content

  • Selecting, planning, installation, testing, commissioning and de-commissioning, service, maintenance, fault diagnosis and repair techniques
  • Installation and testing techniques for electrical components and control systems on plumbing and domestic heating systems
  • Taking responsibility for own work and safety and welfare of others
  • Maths and English

How will I be assessed?

 

This Standard will be assessed through an End-Point Assessment including:

  • Theory Test
  • Design Project
  • Practical Installation Test
  • Practical Application Test
  • Professional Discussion

Maths and English will be assessed through a controlled assessment or final exam.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

Your employer should provide you with the necessary Personal Protective Equipment.

 

What can I do after this course?

You can progress to supervisory or professional career routes or specialise in options such as gas, oil, solid fuel or environmental technologies.

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This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

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Ryan Pearch

Ryan Pearch

Former apprentice plumber Ryan aims to give a start to “people like me”

Self-employed plumber Ryan Pearch is hoping to kick-start the careers of Derby College apprentices just like himself a decade ago. College Peak Award winner Ryan took Level 2 Plumbing as a full-time course and Level 3 part-time as an apprentice.    
But his job did not offer training in gas work, which meant he found himself dropping behind his fulltime Level 3 counterparts. It was through a combination of Ryan’s personal commitment and the support of his lecturers – “brilliant, every one of them’’ – that he passed all of his modules.  
 He is now hoping to expand his business Pearch Plumbing & Heating to “employ people like me."    
Ryan has been self-employed for a year after gaining further qualifications and experience in the industry. He said: “We’re really, really, busy. I do boilers, floor heating, bathrooms, kitchens…everything to do with plumbing in the house.  
The plan is to get bigger and to take people on – and hopefully employ people like me, who are looking for a job as an apprenticeship.”

Level 3 is all about gas and that meant the other students were doing it day in and day out but I wasn’t because my job didn’t operate in that area.


I asked for extra work to do at home and the college was helpful with that. Phil Stone was the lecturer and he was really good. In fact, the lecturers were brilliant, every one of them. 


The courses were excellent for me and it was nice to receive the recognition of a Derby College Peak Award.”

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