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Plumbing and Heating, Intermediate Apprenticeship
What will I do on this course?
Apprenticeships are a great chance to learn on the job, earn a wage and gain the skills that employers are looking for. You’ll be employed by a plumber or building contractor and work alongside an experienced tradesperson to develop and practise your new skills. You’ll also attend College for one day a week to learn the theoretical side of your trade.
The course covers a range of topics, including plumbing systems; components, and their installation; health and safety; hot and cold water systems; sanitation; and central heating. We’ll also help you develop the English and maths skills required in the industry.
How will I be assessed?
You’ll be assessed through practical skills tests and workplace observations. You will also do online tests, assignments and produce a portfolio of evidence.
What could I do after this course?
Most of our apprentices are kept on by their employers at the end of their course. You can also increase your skills and unlock higher-paid roles by studying Weston College’s Level 3 Diploma in Plumbing Studies or an advanced apprenticeship.
A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 9-2 with at least two at grade 4, or a qualifying Level 1 qualification. You’ll also need to be in relevant employment, but we can help you find this.
Take a look at a day in life of our Plumbing student Ryan!
Occupations related to Plumbing and Heating, Intermediate Apprenticeship
Plumber or heating or ventilating engineer
Jobholders in this unit group assemble, install, maintain and repair plumbing fixtures, heating and ventilating systems and pipes and pipeline systems in commercial, residential and industrial premises and public buildings.
Employment in region: 3,589 positions
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What our students say
Brandon Harvey, Plumbing
“The lecturers are great and help you learn at your own speed”
Former school: Priory Community School
What next? Progress on to Level 3.