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Plumbing And Domestic Heating Technician – Standard

Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technicians plan, select, install, service, commission and maintain all aspects of plumbing and heating systems.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Construction - Plumbing and Gas Training
Apprenticeships
Location: The Roundhouse
Full Time or Part Time: FT
Level: 3
Number Of Years: 4
Interview Required?: Y
The Roundhouse

Apply now at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/course/plumbing-and-domestic-heating-technician-standard
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Course Information for Students

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.

The entry requirement is a minimum of  English and Mathematics at level 2 or GCSE 4+ or equivalent,  It will be a requirement that the newly developed Level 3 Plumbing and Domestic Heating Qualification is achieved prior to taking the end-point Assessment.

No – PPE is a mandatory requirement

Level 3 Diploma in Plumbing and Domestic Heating 

EPA – Health and safety systems Legislation, codes of practice, relevant regulations, safe working practices, risk assessment, COSHH and method statements, safe working environments and situations (working at heights, excavations etc.), fire protection and emergency procedures. Plumbing and Heating Science, processes Scientific principles, heat transfer, units of measurement, mechanical principles, electrical principles, plumbing and heating design principles. Pipework measuring, cutting, bending and jointing techniques. Allied trade skills, plastering, drilling, cutting and making good different building fabrics. Environmental and energy efficient working practices Environmental principles – Compliance to environmental legislation and the impact of processes and technologies associated with fire, emergency and security systems. Questions to assess the apprentice on the culture of re-use and recycle, WEEE Regulations (Waste electrical electronic equipment). Meet work and project plans and meeting customer expectations Managing time, resource and job planning for economy, business and client convenience and sound business principles. Principles of high quality customer service and the needs of others. Building and maintaining relationships. Communicating in a clear, articulate and appropriate manner. Plumbing and Heating Systems Size, select, plan, install, test, commission, decommission, service, maintain, fault find and repair plumbing and heating systems, including; cold water, hot water, central heating, sanitation and rainwater, electrical and heating controls, fuel burning appliances and environmental technologies. 

Further Study – HNC or Higher Apprenticeship

Careers – Senior Plumber.  Owner of own company

For more information contact Derby College on 0800 0280289 or enquiries@derby-college.ac.uk

Course Information for Employers

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.

The entry requirement is a minimum of  English and Mathematics at level 2 or GCSE 4+ or equivalent,  It will be a requirement that the newly developed Level 3 Plumbing and Domestic Heating Qualification is achieved prior to taking the end-point Assessment.

DCG, the Employer and Apprentice will complete a thorough skillscan to ensure correct programme and level.

DCG the Employer and Apprentice will complete regular reviews.

DCG the Employer and Apprentice will ensure all knowledge, skills and behaviours are met prior to end point assessment

Level 3 Diploma in Plumbing and Domestic Heating – Natural Gas

Level 3 Diploma in Plumbing and Domestic Heating 

EPA – Health and safety systems Legislation, codes of practice, relevant regulations, safe working practices, risk assessment, COSHH and method statements, safe working environments and situations (working at heights, excavations etc.), fire protection and emergency procedures. Plumbing and Heating Science, processes Scientific principles, heat transfer, units of measurement, mechanical principles, electrical principles, plumbing and heating design principles. Pipework measuring, cutting, bending and jointing techniques. Allied trade skills, plastering, drilling, cutting and making good different building fabrics. Environmental and energy efficient working practices Environmental principles – Compliance to environmental legislation and the impact of processes and technologies associated with fire, emergency and security systems. Questions to assess the apprentice on the culture of re-use and recycle, WEEE Regulations (Waste electrical electronic equipment). Meet work and project plans and meeting customer expectations Managing time, resource and job planning for economy, business and client convenience and sound business principles. Principles of high quality customer service and the needs of others. Building and maintaining relationships. Communicating in a clear, articulate and appropriate manner. Plumbing and Heating Systems Size, select, plan, install, test, commission, decommission, service, maintain, fault find and repair plumbing and heating systems, including; cold water, hot water, central heating, sanitation and rainwater, electrical and heating controls, fuel burning appliances and environmental technologies. 

Yes on a day release basis

No, however PPE is a mandatory requirement

HNC or Higher Apprenticeship

Senior Plumber

Owner of own Company

You may already have someone in your organisation or someone has come to you direct asking for an apprenticeship, but if you don’t we have a free recruitment service to help you hire the best candidate for your organisation from our talent pool and external advertising through social media and the national apprenticeship services website

If you are an employer and you would like to know more, please email businessenquiries@derby-college.ac.uk or call 01332 387421

Career Information

This course could lead to one of these careers...

Plumbers and Heating and Ventilating Engineers

£39885

Plumbers and Heating and Ventilating Engineers

More Careers Information at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/career-pathways
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