This course will provide a Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technician the knowledge and skills to - plan, select, install, service, commission and maintain all aspects of plumbing and Gas heating systems. Plumbing and domestic heating technicians can find themselves working inside or outside a property. Customer service skills and being tidy and respectful are important qualities as they can often find themselves working in customers’ homes as well as on building sites.
Within this qualification candidates will develop their knowledge skills and also behaviours through various tasks.
Knowledge elements include – health and safety, core plumbing skills, electrical components and control systems, plumbing science and process’s, principles of environmental technology systems, principles of fossil fuels, customer service and communication.
Skills elements include – safe working, core plumbing skills, electrical components and control system techniques and supervisory skills.
Behaviours will include – honesty and integrity, dependable and responsible, enthusiasm and positive attitude, quality focus, willingness to learn, work with others and sustainable working.
More information about the course content can be found at -
Summary of Assessment
Assessment Method Area Assessed Assessed By Grading
Multiple choice test Knowledge Independent end-point assessment organisation in an independent assessment
Design project Knowledge Independent end-point assessment organisation in an independent assessment centre
Practical installation test Skills Independent end-point assessment organisation in an independent assessment
Practical Application test Skills Independent end-point assessment organisation in an independent assessment
Professional discussion Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours Independent end-point assessment organisation in an independent assessment centre
A fully qualified and well-rounded, versatile and highly skilled member of staff that will contribute to the organisation needs and progression of the business.
PPE will be required-
Steel toe cap boots
There will be a requirement to have equipment necessary for the classrom based activities such as: Scientific calculator, pencils, Black ink pens, ruler, maths set, rubber, coloured highlighters, A4 project book, A4 leaver arch folder.
Upon successful completion of this qualification candidates will be awarded a Level 3 Plumbing & Domestic Heating qualification to include the Plumbing & Domestic Heating Technician Stanadard Apprenticeship Certificate.
On completion of this standard, apprentices can progress to a wide range of employment opportunities, or move onto full or part-time further education.
The minimum entry requirements are GCSE English and Maths Grade 3