Plumbing and Heating Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship

Plumbing and Heating

Advanced Apprenticeship

Your apprenticeship framework will consist of the following:

  • EAL Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Plumbing and Heating
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in Mathematics (dependent on prior GCSE grades)
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in English (dependent on prior GCSE grades)
  • Employer Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Thinking and Learning Skills

Entry Requirements:

Be at least 16 years of age.

Be in paid employment for a minimum of 30 hours a week in a plumbing environment.

GCSE grades A-D in a communication subject, Maths and either a Science or technical-based subject.  GCSE grade A-D in English also required.

Start Date: On-going   Attendance: Part time   Duration: 2 years

Framework Overview

Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes which are designed around the need of both the Apprentice and their employer.

The Apprentice is equipped with theoretical knowledge combined with practical hands-on experience which leads to a nationally recognised qualification.

Next Steps

Register on an appropriate Certification Scheme.

Candidates can progress in their career with further training into such job roles as Technician, Designer, Estimator, Project Manager, Site/Workshop Supervisor/Manager, Chartered Engineer, Sales Engineer or Commercial Manager.

Student Case Study

Charlie said: “I really enjoy the flexibility of the course and that the work and College balance is ideal for learning plumbing. I really enjoy the sessions and the workshop facilities are excellent.”


The training for Apprentices that are aged between 16 and 18 is fully funded.  For Apprentices who are aged 19 years or over at the start of their course, a one-off employer contribution fee is required.  (An Apprenticeship Grant for Employers (AGE) may also be available for employers who have less than 50 employees and employ an apprentice who is aged 16-24).

Additional Costs

Trips and visits, safety boots and work trousers, starter tool kit and textbook

ISBN-13: 0851932738 City & Guilds Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Plumbing and Heating 6189

How Do I Apply

To complete an Apprenticeship, the Apprentice must be employed. To view and apply for the College’s live Apprenticeship vacancies please visit the national apprenticeship website:, or alternatively if you are an employer wishing to employ an Apprentice please get in contact with us on 01473 382464 or email

Support For You

For student support visit our website, call 01473 382738 or email