Plumbing Intermediate and Advanced Apprenticeship
Faculty of Construction and the Built Environment
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Construction and the Built Environment Level 2 Devon and Exeter Construction Centre 2-4 years

What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?

The Apprenticeship in Plumbing offers a practical approach and a solid platform for anyone wishing to develop a career in plumbing.

This apprenticeship is for anyone working within the industry. As an apprentice you will hold a full-time job and attend college on day release.

The Advanced Apprenticeship is a Level 3 qualification and is an additional 2 years.

What topics will I study?

You will be trained to meet industry standards and will cover all the required foundation skills, including domestic piping, the domestic water system, soldering and health and safety. The advanced course will further develop your knowledge and skills including more advanced and complex areas such as gas safety, pressurised hot water and water regulations.

Part of this qualification will be assessed in the workplace to show your competence, knowledge and understanding of business tasks and procedures, and to prove you are able to carry out your job to the required standards.  All of this will provide evidence towards a framework of qualifications which make up the apprenticeship.

What experiences will I get?

To be confirmed.

What are the entry requirements?

Every employer is different and therefore the entry requirements can vary. As a guide you ideally need GCSE grade 4 in English and maths and in some cases ICT. However, we will work with you and provide additional support in order to help you achieve the functional skills element or GCSE requirements of the Apprenticeship. Support can be delivered either prior to your Apprenticeship via a traineeship or during the delivery of your programme.

You will need to complete the Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2) before progressing to the Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3).

What facilities are there?

  • Trade specific practical work area
  • Trade specific classroom
  • Gas assessment centre
  • Learning resource centre
  • Refectory
  • BAXI Regional Training Centre

What can the course lead on to?

On completion of the Advanced Apprenticeship you may consider going on to study a Level 3 Diploma in Construction which could lead to university. You will also be fully qualified to work on the installation and maintenance of gas boilers etc.

Are there any additional costs?

You need safety boots, overalls and recommended text books.

What support can I get?

You will have a dedicated Skills Officer who you can contact at any time. They will visit you in the workplace every 10 weeks to carry out a progress review with you and your employer.

What will this training cost me?

This can vary depending on the age of the Apprentice and the size of an organisation. Please contact a Training and Recruitment Advisor on 01392 400800 for more information.


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Skills Awards 2014 - Plumbing Apprentice of the Year award went to Josh Ellis CLICK HERE to view Josh's citation video.

CLICK HERE to view the 'Your Exeter College Apprenticeship Journey' booklet.

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