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Plumbing and Heating - Advanced Apprenticeship - Level 3


The NVQ Level 3 plumbing and heating qualification (domestic plumbing and heating, gas fired water and central aeating appliances) is aimed at anyone who has already completed the Level 2 qualification, or who already has some relevant experience and knowledge. If you choose gas-related units at Level 3 you will achieve the Gas Safe licence to practise on successful completion of the course.

Entry requirements

Learners should have a level 2 qualification in English and Maths (GCSE grade 4 or above, or functional skills) and have a level 2 Plumbing & Heating (Plumbing) qualification and NVQ.

Start dates and fees

Start date: September 2019

How long is the course?

2 years part time (1 day per week day release at college)

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through online tests, portfolio of evidence, assignments and practical testing.

What does the course lead to?

This qualification can help you to progress in a wide range of roles within the domestic plumbing and heating sector, including:

  • Heating and ventilation engineer
  • Specialised craftsperson (plumber or heating engineer)
  • Project development manager
  • Senior skilled operative.

After successful completion of the course learners could progress onto a HNC course or Degree programme at university within either a plumbing/building services focus or management.

What will I study?

Level 3 is ideal if you are working within the plumbing and heating trade and have a great deal of technical skills and knowledge. You work with minimum supervision and have a good record of safety, fault correction and ensuring that work meets the required standard. You will cover the following mandatory units:

  • Understand and carry out electrical work on domestic plumbing and heating systems and components.
  • Service and maintain domestic oil firing pressure jet appliances.
  • Install, commission and handover 'active' solar thermal hot water systems.
  • Know the requirements to install, commission and handover rainwater harvesting and greywater reuse systems.

How do I apply?

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