Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technician Level 3 (Environmental Technologies) (23/24)

Course Overview

Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technicians plan, select, install, service, commission and maintain all aspects of plumbing and heating systems. Plumbing and domestic heating technicians can find themselves working inside or outside a property. Customer service skills and being tidy and respectful are important qualities as they can often find themselves working in customers homes as well as on building sites. As a competent Plumbing and Heating Technician, the installation of plumbing and heating systems includes accurate measuring, marking, cutting, bending and jointing metallic and non-metallic pipework. Appliances and equipment can include gas, oil and solid fuel boilers as well as pumps, heat emitters, bathroom furniture or controls as part of a cold water, hot water, and central heating or above ground drainage and rainwater systems. Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technicians are at the forefront of installing new and exciting environmental technologies like heat pumps, solar thermal systems, biomass boilers and water recycling systems. It is important for a plumbing and heating technician to be able to work independently or as a team and use their knowledge and skills to ensure that both the system and appliances are appropriately selected and correctly installed, often without any supervision, and done so in a safe, efficient and economical manner to minimise waste. Technicians undertake in work relating to a range of environmental technologies such as solar thermal hot water systems, heat pumps and water recycling systems. Ideal for those with 12 months or more experience working plumbers mate, this Level 3 apprenticeship programme is a great opportunity for apprentices that have already completed the Level 2 full-time plumbing course and would like to further enhance their knowledge and skills. This programme is ideal for young people with work experience right through to mature apprentices wanting to retrain.

What topics are covered?

Selection, planning, installation, testing and commissioning legislation, codes of practice and safe working Installation and testing techniques Scientific, domestic heating and mechanical principles Domestic mechanical environmental technology systems Fuel combustion, ventilation and fluing arrangements High quality customer service Communication methods Domestic downstream natural gas pipework systems Domestic oil storage, pipework and appliances Domestic wood burning and biomass appliances Solar thermal, heat pumps and water recycling systems

Interested in applying?

Course Details

Course Type: Apprenticeship
Campus: Somer Valley (Radstock)
Level: Advanced
Duration: 48 months

Frequently asked questions

Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technicians plan, select, install, service, commission and maintain all aspects of plumbing and heating systems. Plumbing and domestic heating technicians can find themselves working inside or outside a property. Customer service skills and being tidy and respectful are important qualities as they can often find themselves working in customers homes as well as on building sites. As a competent Plumbing and Heating Technician, the installation of plumbing and heating systems includes accurate measuring, marking, cutting, bending and jointing metallic and non-metallic pipework. Appliances and equipment can include gas, oil and solid fuel boilers as well as pumps, heat emitters, bathroom furniture or controls as part of a cold water, hot water, and central heating or above ground drainage and rainwater systems. Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technicians are at the forefront of installing new and exciting environmental technologies like heat pumps, solar thermal systems, biomass boilers and water recycling systems. It is important for a plumbing and heating technician to be able to work independently or as a team and use their knowledge and skills to ensure that both the system and appliances are appropriately selected and correctly installed, often without any supervision, and done so in a safe, efficient and economical manner to minimise waste. Technicians undertake in work relating to a range of environmental technologies such as solar thermal hot water systems, heat pumps and water recycling systems. Ideal for those with 12 months or more experience working plumbers mate, this Level 3 apprenticeship programme is a great opportunity for apprentices that have already completed the Level 2 full-time plumbing course and would like to further enhance their knowledge and skills. This programme is ideal for young people with work experience right through to mature apprentices wanting to retrain.
Apprentices without level 2 (GCSE 4/C) in English and Maths will need to achieve this level prior starting the apprenticeship programme.
Apprenticeship Standard Level 3 Level 3 Diploma in Plumbing and Domestic Heating Membership to the Engineering Council via The Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE).
Classroom and work based teaching and assessment to monitor, knowledge, skills and behaviours to ensure industry competencies.
Building Services Engineering Technician Level 4 HNC