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 LEVEL 3 PLUMBING AND HEATING  City and Guilds 9189  APPRENTICESHIP 

PLUMBING AND HEATING  
 
Plumbing And Heating (C&G 9189) is the new three year course with attendance at college for 1 day per week for 35 weeks per year known as day release. 
 
INTRODUCTION 
 
To qualify for an Apprenticeship you must have or secure employment in the working sector of Plumbing and Heating. To commence the Plumbing Standard it is recommend that you have GCSE grades C or above in English, Science and Maths. If you do not have these grades or if you do not have your results yet, then entry is at the discretion of EAS and those entrants must sit and pass an aptitude test designed. 
 
This qualification covers all the essential knowledge and skills needed for a successful career in domestic Plumbing and Heating. The apprenticeship is delivered at our Northampton Centre which is located with strong transport links with Birmingham, Leicester, Milton Keynes, Oxford, Peterborough, Coventry, Corby, Wellingborough, Kettering, Rushden and Daventry.  
 
INFORMATION -  
 
This apprenticeship is designed by key employers in the Plumbing and Domestic Heating industry and is one of the new 'trailblazer apprenticeships' The new Standard. It provides the knowledge and skills and core behaviours on all aspects of plumbing and heating systems and includes an end-test at the end of the apprenticeship which includes both a multi choice test, design project, practical installation test (Underpinning skills assessment) and practical application test (Applied skills assessment). 
 
This qualification is aimed at new technicians entering the Plumbing and Domestic Heating industry who wish to be trained in the skills and knowledge associated with plumbing and heating systems. This includes accurate measuring, marking, cutting, bending and jointing metallic and non-metallic pipework. Appliances and equipment can include gas, oil and solid fuel boilers as well as pumps, heat emitters, bathroom furniture or controls as part of a cold water, hot water, and central heating or above ground drainage and rainwater systems. Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technicians are at the forefront of installing new and exciting environmental technologies like heat pumps, solar thermal systems, biomass boilers and water recycling systems. 
 

End Point Assessment -  

Multiple Choice Test 
This is made of 50 questions, multiple choice, centrally set and marked. The knowledge areas will be selected from an assessment bank that covers the full knowledge range. This examination will have a maximum time of 90 minutes. 
 
Design Project 
This is held at an assessment centre. Building plans are provided to the apprentice with a job specification manufacturer’s information and data, British Standards and regulations. The apprentice is asked to complete a heating, hot water and cold water design capable of meeting the job specification. Duration 7 hours 
 
Practical Installation test - (Underpinning skills assessment) 
Apprentices complete the fabrication of a pipework frame, utilising different materials and pipework components with various jointing techniques. This assessment should be completed within 6 hours. 
 
Practical Application test - (Applied skills assessment) 
The apprentice will inspect a pre-installed unvented cylinder, functioning with electrical components and controls. The assessor will create faults on various components within the system. The apprentice is given 2 hours to identify the faults, repair them and then re-commission the system. The apprentice will complete a service according to manufacturer’s instructions, this will be undertaken within 1 hour. 
 
Professional discussion 
Optional pathways and behaviours will be assessed through the Professional Discussion and supported by the production of a work place logbook completed by the apprentice during the end point of the assessment period. 
 
The portfolio provides the opportunity to demonstrate skills, knowledge and behaviours for the core and specific requirements of the standard. 
 
In achieving a pass or distinction in this apprenticeship, the apprentice will be eligible to apply for Engineering Technician registration with a relevant Professional Body such as Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) and Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE). 
 
Please note EAS will be running this programme over 3 years not 4. 
 

CONTENT 

Understand how to apply environmental Technology Systems. 
Understand how to apply scientific principles in MES. 
Apply safe working practices in building services engineering working environments. 
Install and maintain domestic plumbing and heating systems. 
Understand and carry out site preparation, and pipework. fabrication techniques for domestic plumbing and heating systems. 
Understand and apply domestic cold water system installation and maintenance techniques. 
Understand and apply domestic hot water system installation and maintenance techniques. 
Understand and apply domestic central heating system installation and maintenance techniques. 
Understand and apply domestic rainwater system installation and maintenance techniques. 
Understand and apply domestic sanitation systems installation. 
Understand and carry out safe working practices in building services engineering. 
Electrical Work and the control of systems 
Specific Core, Instal and Maintain Gas Water and Heating Appliances  
 
You will have numorous practical assessments to complete and you'll will collect evidence from work and produce a portfolio which needs to be assessed before your full certificate is awarded. 

FUNCTIONAL SKILLS 

 
FUNCTIONAL SKILLS 
Functional Skills are skills that will help you become an effective member of staff in any place of work. They help you to become flexible and adaptable and therefore a highly valued member of the team. 
 
The Functional Skills required for the Plumbing Framework are: 
 
Maths 
English 
ICT - TBC 
 
The Functional Skills are completed by a portfolio of evidence and an exam (depending on your GCSE grades).  
 
TEACHING METHODS 
The programme is college based and you will be required to attend theory lessons. 
 
 

FUNDING / COSTS 

APPRENTICESHIP Funding and Costs 
 
Below are the current rules -  
 
16-18 year olds - If you take on anyone within this age range you will not pay a penny. You will also be inline for a grant which needs to be confirmed. 
19+ - you will be asked to make a contribrution of 10% of the course costs. On the image above you will see funding is £21000.00 over the three years. You will be required to pay £2100.00. So £700.00 per year 
if you are a Levy payer then you will be paying for all the training via your digital account. 
 
 
ONSITE ASSESSMENTS 
 
Need help with converting your old Tech Certs 6129 or 6035 to an NVQ in Plumbing? We can help you gain a full Level 2 NVQ certificate. The full cost for delivery is £1500.00 from start to finish. With no Hiden Costs. 
 
If you have any questions please call us on 01604 583060 or click the enquire now tab. 
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