Plumbing Intermediate and Advanced Apprenticeship
Faculty of Construction and the Built Environment
Faculty Level Location Length Ask Apply
Construction and the Built Environment Level 2 Falcon House Construction Centre 24 Months

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

This Apprenticeship in Plumbing offers a practical approach for anyone wishing to start a career within the plumbing industry. This Apprenticeship provides an excellent way to begin your career and progress to further training. Plumbing Apprentices must have a passion for the industry and enjoy the challenge of working in a fast paced environment, as well as have the ability to be an effective member of a team.

What topics will I study?

Topics will include:

• Health and Safety in the workplace
• Preparatory work
• Installation, maintenance, fault finding and decommissioning of systems
• Air testing
• Airing cupboard installation
• Bathroom installation
• Central heating
• Installation of radiators
• Working with copper tube, low carbon steel and plastic pipework
• Pipebending
• Soldering
• Installation testing
• System maintenance
• Cold water systems
• Hot water systems

What experiences will I get?

You will benefit from links with companies across Devon and gain invaluable skills within industry. 

What are the entry requirements?

Apprentices are required to have GCSE English and Maths at grade C/4 or equivalent.

What facilities are there?

Apprentices have access to all facilities across college. A plumbing Apprentice will benefit from the use of our purpose build Construction centre. Further facilities include the college Learning Resource Centres and the College Gym. 

What can the course lead on to?

This course will launch you directly into the workplace and provides an excellent way to build your career and progress to further training or full time work. 

Are there any additional costs?

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. There will be no cost to the Apprentice.


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