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Apprenticeships - Level 2 Apprenticeship Framework 512 - Plumbing and Heating

Construction, Planning and the Built Environment

Construction, Planning and the Built Environment
Construction, Planning and the Built Environment
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code 57525
Qualification Type Apprenticeship
Qualification Level Level 2
Course type Full Time


This course is suitable for those starting a career in plumbing. This programme will enable you to achieve a formal qualification whilst developing the skills relevant to industrial requirements and give you the opportunity to work on your Functional Skills.

Two pathways are offered: - (1) NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing and Heating and (2) NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Installing and Maintaining Domestic Heating system.




During your study you will cover a range of knowledge and skills, these will include the following: -

Health and Safety
Communicating with others
Environmental protection measures
Scientific principles
Site preparation 
Domestic Cold water
Domestic Hot water
Domestic Central heating
Domestic rain water systems
Domestic above ground drainage
Plus, the two on-site NVQ units

Maths, English and IT are key elements of apprenticeship programmes and if you do not already have a GCSE at grade A*-C (or new grade 9-4) in these subjects you will be required to study Functional Skills at the appropriate levels.

Skills in Maths and English will support your apprenticeship programme, assisting you with assignment writing, research, job applications, presentations, managing your own finances and interpretation of data, to mention just a few. They will also help you in the future. Most employers are looking for ability in these areas and the majority of university courses require you to have Maths and English GCSEs at A*-C (or new grade 9-4). This is why the development of Maths and English is so important, whatever your field of study.

How you will learn

You will attend College one day per week (9 am up to 7 pm) for two years. You will spend around half your time in the College workshops refining the skills that you use in your workplace, and the other half in developing the theoretical knowledge required through classroom activities such as formal lectures, resource-based learning and practical tasks.

How will it be delivered?

Assessment is continuous over the duration of the course, through both practical activity in the workshops and multiple-choice theory testing. You will also be assessed in the workplace at the end of the course, there will be a practical assessment together with a final theory test.

Entry requirements

Candidates must have an employer willing to support the requirements of the apprenticeship framework AND Recommended 4 GCSEs at A*-C (or new grade 9-4), including Maths and English

Your next steps...

Further study

Upon successful completion of this Level 2 apprenticeship programme progression is available at Wakefield College to Level 3 Plumbing and Heating or Building Services.

Career opportunities

Once qualified to level 2, the apprentice can become either a commercial or site plumber. Progression to level 3 is required for supervisory experience and the potential to run your own business.


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