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Level: 2

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 2

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This apprenticeship is for people who are currently employed - or have just secured a role - in the plumbing industry.  You will be expected to demonstrate competence in both the workplace and College, building practical skills and job knowledge.

To support your main programme of study, future progression and life skills, you will also develop your skills in maths and English.

Entry requirements

You need GCSEs at grade C/4 and above, but previous experience in the industry will be considered.

Course Content

  • Understand and carry out safe working practices in building services engineering
  • Understand and apply domestic hot water system installation and maintenance
  • Understand and apply domestic above-ground drainage system installation and maintenance techniques
  • Install and maintain domestic heating systems
  • Maths and English

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by:

  • A GOLA online knowledge assessment and externally set assignment
  • A portfolio of evidence and assessment in the workplace

Maths and English will be assessed through a controlled assessment or final exam.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You should provide Personal Protective Equipment.

If you are over 19 years of age, employer contributions will be required.  You may be entitled to financial support, depending on your circumstances.

What can I do after this course?

You can progress to the NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Domestic Plumbing and Heating, specialising in options such as gas, oil, solid fuel or environmental technologies.

 

This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

About the Roundhouse »

Shaun Simms

Shaun Simms

Plumbing tutor Shaun passes on skills thanks to Derby College Cert ED

Plumbing tutor Shaun Simms is relishing the chance to pass on his skills to young plumbers after successfully completing a Cert Ed at Derby College. Shaun, who retrained as a plumber 10 years ago after a career in IT, realised he might make a good teacher while showing a friend on an electrical course the plumbing aspects of the job. He was told about the Cert Ed course at the Roundhouse, and after sailing through the Level 3 Award in Education, went on to the Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training before progressing to the full Certificate in Education. Shaun, who is described by his Derby College lecturers as an "outstanding teacher" is now working at another Further Education College in the region where he teaches level 1 and 2 plumbing students. He loves his teaching role and particularly enjoys seeing the young people on his courses develop their skills and grow in confidence.

I was so impressed with the quality of teaching throughout my time at Derby College. I enjoyed everything about my course and actively looked forward to my assessments.


My lecturers made to feel so welcome – they've been such an inspiration to me and I wouldn't be the teacher I am now without them."

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