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Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technician Apprenticeship Standard Level 2/3

  • Course Type: Apprenticeship

What can this course lead to?

As a fully competent Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technician, you will meet the requirements needed to undertake Gas Safe Training courses to register on a Competent Person Scheme (CPS). 

Who is it for?

Gain the hands-on skills and training you need to become a Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technician. You will plan, select, install, service, commission and maintain all aspects of plumbing and heating systems. You will learn how to take accurate measuring, marking, cutting, bending and jointing, metallic and non-metallic pipework, and install new environment technologies such as: heat pumps, solar thermal systems, biomass boilers and water recycling systems.

What is covered?


  • Health and safety
  • Core plumbing systems
  • Electrical components and control systems
  • Plumbing science and processes
  • Principles of environmental technology systems
  • Principles of fossil fuels
  • Customer service
  • Communication


  • Safe working
  • Core plumbing system techniques
  • Electrical components and control systems techniques
  • Supervisory skills


  • Honesty and integrity
  • Dependable and responsible
  • Enthusiasm and positive attitude
  • Quality focus
  • Willingness to learn
  • Work With others
  • Sustainable working

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Individual employers set their own entry requirements. However, you will typically required 5 GCSEs at grades 4/C or above including English and maths. You will need to pass an initial aptitude test and a practical skills test.

 Our apprenticeship team can be contacted at or 01780 484390 should you have any further questions.

Start date: 02/09/2024

Course Code
48 months

Full-time courses are fully funded for 16 to 19-year-olds. For age 19+, various funding options are available.

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