Plumbing and Heating Intermediate (L2) Framework Apprenticeship
Type: Full Time
Start Date: Please contact the Information Centre for start date information
Fee: Please contact the Information Centre for fee information
Who is it for
APPLICATIONS FOR 2019/20 CLOSED!
This course is now FULL. If you already have an employer and wish to apply for the Apprenticeship Course please contact 01733 726121.
Do you enjoy practical work and want to develop a skill you can use in different ways?
Are you looking to start a career within the plumbing and heating industry or upskill for an existing role?
Apprentice plumbers need to follow technical drawings, and have a careful and organised approach to work. This Apprenticeship covers the basics of plumbing and heating. Good customer service skills are essential as you will work with a variety of clients.
Anyone living in England, over 16 and not in full–time education can apply.
Interview Skills Assessment
All candidates will be invited to a pre interview and initial assessments in English and Maths with the Apprenticeship Recruitment Officers.
What will I need
Level 2: Entry requirements of 5 GCSEs at grade D/3 and above including English and Maths.* A suitable supportive employer who will guide you through your apprenticeship. Vacancies are advertised on our website – https://www.peterborough.ac.uk/apprenticeships/apprenticeship–vacancies/
What is covered
Apprentices will work alongside a qualified plumbers in the workplace in order to gain the skills, knowledge and behaviour to become a qualified plumber.
On the course you will learn:
•Health & Safety within the workplace
•Hot and cold water systems
•Decommission and maintenance
Apprentices are expected to attend college 1 day a week as part of 20% off–the–job training. Additional off–the–job training hours are expected to be completed within the workplace.
How is the course assessed
Coursework, exams and practical observations.
What can this course lead to
Successful learners can continue to work within the plumbing industry and gain promotion or learners could progress to a Level 3 in Plumbing and Heating. Possible job roles could include: Plumber, Heating Engineer and Labourer.
Are there any additional costs
Learners may need to purchase uniform and/or equipment depending on the employer.
A plumbing Apprentice could expect to work unsociable hours, weekends and even be on 24 hour call out service. An Apprentice will work on average 30 hours a week, this may vary throughout the year dependent on seasonal trends and workloads. Working conditions may sometimes be confined and you may have to work outside in all weathers. Some work may be at height, outside buildings or on rooftops. Newly qualified plumbers may earn a starting salary of between £16,500 and £21,000. An experienced plumber may earn from £21,000 to £35,000.
An employed apprentice will:
• Earn a wage – the national minimum wage for apprentices is £3.90 an hour for apprentices under 19 or over 19s in during their first year as an apprentice, although many apprentices earn more than this.
• Get paid holidays
• Receive training