Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship Plumbing

Start date(s):
1 Aug 2020
2 years
Level 3
Credit Value:
Course Code:
Study Mode:
Part Time
Attendance Type:
Campus, Mixed Mode, Work Based
Attendance Pattern:
Accredited by:
Chartered Institute of Housing
Awarded by:
City & Guilds
Framwellgate Moor Campus
Course costs:
Tuition fees paid by employer. Enquire for more information.


This course combines study with practical learning on-the-job. You will attend college on a day-release basis while employed and working as an apprentice plumber.

You will study core plumbing subjects and you can also choose from two optional units - gas route or environmental route. You will gain evidence from your place of work, which will contribute towards the achievement of your apprenticeship.

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This course aims to provide learners with the theoretical and practical skills required to work within the plumbing sector.


  • Cold Water
  • Hot Water
  • Sanitation
  • Central Heating
  • Electricity
  • Organising Resources
  • Solar
  • Gas.

Time commitment

Average number of hours per week

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Independent Learning


You will work for a minimum of 30 hours per week, plus take part in training for approximately 1 day. The exact working and training hours will be dependent upon the needs of the employer.

Teaching & assessment

You will be suported throughout your studies through regular one-to-one tutorials.

Industry links:

Our strong links with local employers means you get the best opportunities to gain further knowledge and work experience.


Those on day release will attend college one day per week, and gain hands-on experience in employment as an appretice plumber the other four days.

You could progress to HNC Construction and the Built Environment at New College Durham or be employed/become self-employed as a plumber or heating engineer.

What else?

You will need to be able to follow technical drawings and plans, have good customer care skills, good at solving problems and excellent practical skills
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Fees and funding

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Interview Instructions

To assess your suitability to the course, you will have an interview with a member of the curriculum team.

Entry Criteria

You will hold a Level 2 Technical Certificate in Plumbing Skills and a NVQ in Plumbing.