Plumbing (Advanced Apprenticeship)

Construction, Planning and the Built Environment

Construction, Planning and the Built Environment
Construction, Planning and the Built Environment
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What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title Plumbing (Advanced Apprenticeship)
Code 2931710
Qualification Type Apprenticeship
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Part Time


Plumbers are likely to be responsible for the installation, maintenance and repair of plumbing services, both inside and outside buildings and structures such as houses, hospitals, schools, factories and shops etc.

A plumbers job will vary and be dependent upon the type and range of work that their employer does. However, all plumbers will have a broad range of similar technical knowledge and practical skills to enable them to carry out their work safely and correctly


Some of the duties that a plumber will be expected to carry out include:

  • install, maintain and repair plumbing services, both in and outside of buildings;
  • work indoors and outdoors and be prepared to sometimes work at height;
  • work with little or no supervision, relying on their own initiative;
  • be prepared to travel away from home;
  • develop good working relationships with all relevant people;
  • read both building and engineering drawings;
  • understand heating control wiring and circuit diagrams;
  • select (within limits) materials and equipment;
  • inspect and test plumbing installations;
  • diagnose and rectify faults on a range of circuits and equipment;
  • prepare written reports.

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How will it be delivered?

You will be in full-time employment with a local company receiving a decent wage from day one. You will spend time learning about your trade by gaining hands-on experience working on-site with your employer.  You will attend a local college or training centre to learn the theoretical knowledge that underpins the qualification.


Entry requirements

To be eligible to start a JTL Apprenticeship you must pass the JTL Initial Assessment. As a good indication of your suitability it is likely that you will have or expect to achieve four GCSE?s or equivalent at grade C or better in Maths, English and a Science

Your next steps...

Who knows how you will feel in four years time? The great thing is you will have options open to you. After your apprenticeship, you may decide to end your training there. Or you may decide to go further and progress on to higher education. You could take further qualifications such as a Technician's Certificate, NVQ Level 4, HNC, HND, BTEC or a degree. All things that give you an edge in the job market, and you can make these choices at any time ? straight after you qualify or at any time in your career.

You could take a management role or even decide to run your own company. And you might even think about working abroad as your qualifications will be recognised internationally.

Ultimately, how far you go is up to you!