Course Title Plumbing Level 2 Apprenticeship
Level: 2
Code M07-E

Overview of the Course

The Plumbing Apprenticeship offers a qualification that will equip the apprentice with the skills and knowledge needed to work in a job role which focuses on plumbing. They will be working in a variety of environments where the duties could encompass many areas of plumbing.


The apprentice will need to be familiar with everything from domestic boilers to advanced welding techniques to computerised control systems and from installing sanitation systems and servicing boilers to laying underground drainage pipes, plumbers work for the construction industry as well as for commercial and domestic clients. To undertake an Apprenticeship in Plumbing the apprentice must be committed, have a keen interest in the trade and have the determination and motivation to succeed.


Key Units

Mandatory units include:


· 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 cold water system installation and maintenance techniques

· Understand and apply domestic rainwater system installation and maintenance techniques

· Apply safe working practices in building services engineering working environment

· Understand and apply domestic above ground drainage system installation and maintenance techniques

· Install and maintain domestic heating systems

· Understand how to apply environmental protection measures within BSE • produce external solid finishes


What are the entry requirements?

Students must be employed within the industry. Students are required to take an initial assessment of literacy and numeracy and will need to achieve at least Level 1 (GCSE D-E standard) in both assessments for level 2.


Level 3 qualifications and/or Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Domestic Plumbing and Heating.

Course Duration

18-24 months.

Apprentice Benefits

  •  Earn while you learn
  •  Learning skills that employers want
  •  Excellent progression routes
  •  Increase career opportunities and earning potential
  •  Improve your confidence

Functional Skills

Functional Skills are a vital part of the apprenticeship. They provide the essential knowledge, skills and understanding needed to operate confidently, effectively and independently. Functional Skills are available at Level 1 for this Framework.


Development of the job role competencies and skills and behaviours can be delivered exclusively by Bury College, co-delivered with a workplace mentor who will work alongside the Learning and Skills Coach to support and log the apprentice's progress. The dedicated, qualified Learning and Skills Coach will support the teaching and learning of the apprentice in their development of knowledge and competence in their work-based activities for the Level 2 Assessment of the apprentice's progress in their workplace competencies involves: The Learning Skills Coach will use a range of methods to assess it:- • Direct observations in the workplace • Written assignments or tasks • Professional discussions • Question and answer sessions • Reviews

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