Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technicians are responsible for planning, selecting, installing, servicing, commissioning, and maintaining all aspects of plumbing and heating systems. Their work environment varies from customer homes to building sites, requiring excellent customer service skills, tidiness, and respect.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Installing and maintaining plumbing and heating systems, including accurate measuring, cutting, bending, and jointing of pipes.
  • Working with gas, pumps, heat emitters, bathroom furniture, controls, and more.
  • Leading to the installation of environmental technologies like heat pump and water recycling systems.
  • Ensuring systems and appliances are selected and installed correctly, safely, efficiently, and economically.

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The Details

Duration: 40 months + 3 months End Point Assessment (EPA) available upon completion of all gateway units

The apprenticeship cost is £22,000 + VAT:

  • 16-18 Year Old Apprentices
    • Fully funded by the government
    • Plus a £1,000 incentive to the employer
  • 19-21 Year Old Apprentices
    • Fully funded by the government
  • 22+ Year Old Apprentices
    • Employer pays 5% of the total apprenticeship cost
    • Contribution Amount: 5% of £22,000 = £1,100 + VAT

This structure allows non-levy paying employers to take advantage of significant funding opportunities and government incentives, making it more affordable to hire and train apprentices.


Classroom Delivery: You will attend one day a week. Delivery is in Plymouth

On Programme Delivery

Functional Skills: Both maths and English are required at Level 2 or relevant GSCE results

City and Guilds registration

Qualification: Level 3 Plumbing and Domestic Heating Qualification

Units Covered

Health & Safety in Gas utilisation

Sanitation - including fluid category

Drainage systems - above ground / below ground

Cold water systems - type of distribution system

Domestic hot water systems - including cylinders

Legionnaires disease - how to prevent or control the risk

WRAS - the water supply (water fittings) regulations 1999

Pipe & fittings - types of pipe and types of fittings (jointing)

Radiators - types and installation

Central heating design types - S plan & Y plan

Rainwater harvesting

Scientific principles in gas utilisation

Combustion and properties of gas

Buildings, services and structures

Gas safety principles

Tightness test, purge, commission and de-commission gas pipework up to 35mm diameter in small gas installation

Install, commission and de-commission gas pipework up to 35mm diameter in small commercial premises

The installation, commissioning and safety aspects of hot water systems for domestic use in accordance with UK building regulations

Maintain gas water heaters and wet central heating

End point assessment - knowledge test

Core Skills Requirements:

Safe Working: Adhering to health and safety legislation and practices.

Plumbing System Techniques: Applying techniques for plumbing systems

Electrical Techniques: Installation and testing of electrical components

Supervisory Skills: Responsibility for work, safety, and managing resources environmentally

Assessment in the Workplace

Your designated Assessor/Trainer will visit you in the workplace to support the development of your on-programme portfolio.

Tracking Your Progress: Your onsite portfolio will need to be brought into the centre once a month to track your progress and advise on what further information may be required

People Involved in Your Apprenticeship

Classroom Tutor: Allocated member of curriculum team

On site assessor: Pending on location

Gateway: On completion of the on-programme learning, the employer, training provider and learner will confirm that the apprentice is ready for the End Point Assessment

End Point Assessment (EPA)

Are you interested in the Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technician Apprenticeship? Please call 01752 348980
or email us using the form below

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