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Intermediate Apprenticeship in Plumbing & Heating (Level 2)

Key course information

Construction and Trades


2 years


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Course Overview

Plumbing and heating is an ever developing industry, which requires qualified specialists to carry out work safely and effectively.A highly competitive industry, employees work with a wide range of materials and technologies from domestic boilers to advanced welding techniques and computerised control systems.Job roles can include installing sanitation and heating systems, servicing boilers, laying drainage pipes and even working with environmentally friendly technology such as solar water heating and rain water harvesting.As a level 2 apprentice you will be involved in the installation and maintenance of plumbing systems, for example:Baths Pipework Drains Radiators Heating systems

What will I learn?

Intermediate Apprenticeships in Plumbing and Heating can include training in a wide range of units including:

Safe Working Practices
Environmental Protection Methods
Scientific Principles within Mechanical Engineering
Site Preparation and Pipework Fabrication
Domestic Cold and Hot Water System
Installation and maintenance
Central Heating system installation and maintenance
Rainwater system installation
Ground drainage and more.

Entry Requirements

Minmimum GCSE grade C in Maths and English.

All applicants will be required to pass initial assessments in Maths, English and ICT and an additional entrance test.

Study, Assessment and Qualifications

An intermediate apprenticeship in Plumbing and Heating usually takes a minimum of two years to complete.

This apprenticeship requires you to attend college for one day per week.

Additional Costs and Information

To assist you during your apprenticeship, you may be required to purchase some equipment and resources to support you during your course.

What Could I Do Next?

On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses

Construction and Trades

Career Opportunities

  • Bricklayer
  • Installation Electrician
  • Painter or Decorator

  • Plumber
  • Carpenter
  • Fitter

Over the next 10 years, half a million employees are expected to retire from the construction industry

An average salary in June 2019 for a bricklayer was £36,678

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