Is this course right for me?

These occupation frameworks are designed to provide new entrants and those seeking progression in their career with the opportunity to develop competencies that are needed to carry out job roles and responsibilities associated with the installation, maintenance, commissioning and servicing of domestic plumbing and heating systems. Including relevant:

  • Environmental technologies
  • Technological requirements and changes
  • Statutory and non-statutory regulations and requirements

Your employers' business could include the installation, service, maintenance and repair of a variety of plumbing systems and equipment, including:

  • Showers; Baths; Sinks; WC
  • Drainage Pipes, Plastic and Copper Water Pipes and Guttering
  • Heating Systems fueled by Gas; Solar Thermal; Heat Pumps; Oil and Solid Fuel.

These products could be installed in domestic, industrial and commercial premises. 

Entry requirements:

  • Apprentices must have an employer who can cover the NVQ criteria 
  • Apprentices must be working with a plumber who installs and maintains plumbing and heating systems

All places are subject to satisfactory interview.


  • Technical training is provided in the college 1 day per week, including time in practical workshops, and time to study Essential Skills Wales.


  • Completion of a portfolio of evidence
  • Work based observations
  • Theory based tasks and tests


From Foundation Apprenticeship Level 2 to an Apprenticeship Level 3