“In this country we take running water, sanitation and heating for granted. Its the job of a qualified plumber to ensure that all the systems work so we can live in a comfortable, hygienic and safe environment. Plumbers also play a very important role in reducing our energy and water consumption by installing solar heating, rainwater harvesting or waste-water recycling systems into homes and other properties.” – Summit Skills
An apprenticeship is a great way to gain a qualification and earn real money. At the end of the course, you will have a nationally recognised qualification and no debts to pay! Over 90% of our plumbing apprentices are offered permanent positions by their employers once they have completed their apprenticeship. With a Level 2 Certificate, you are a qualified plumber and can start working towards the advanced Level 3 Apprenticeship. During the Level 3 Apprenticeship, you will develop advanced plumbing skills and become certified in Water Regulations (WRAS), Domestic Hot Water, Unvented Hot Water and Gas Assessment. You may be interesting in completing an Energy Efficiency certification or Solar certification.
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Additional Information - You will attend lectures 1 day a week for 2 years.
This apprenticeship is designed for people who want to train on the job and gain a nationally recognised qualification in plumbing.
You must enjoy working in the construction industry, have good practical and hand skills and be able to follow technical drawings and building plans. No two days are the same; you must enjoy doing a variety of tasks and be good at solving problems.
To enrol in this apprenticeship, you need to be aged 16 and over, ideally have a minimum of 2 GCSEs at Grade C (ideally in Maths and English) and be employed within a training plumbing position.
If you are interested in this apprenticeship and do not have the required GCSEs or an employer, speak to one of our Cornwall College Business Liaison Officers on 0800 731 7594.
You will attend lectures at the Camborne, St Austell or Saltash campus 1 day per week for 2 years, while the remainder of the week is spent in the work place. During this apprenticeship you will install basic cold water, hot water, sanitation and central heating systems.
You will put together a portfolio of evidence to show that you are competent at the tasks you do every day, while receiving support from experienced Cornwall College tutors.
Upon successful completion, you will be awarded the following qualifications:
With a Level 2 Certificate, you are a qualified plumber and can start working towards the Advanced Level 3 Certificate. At this point you could complete the Domestic/Light Commercial Oil Firing System Installation qualification, or complete this after the level 3 apprenticeship.
Upon successful completion of the Level 3 Apprenticeship, you are qualified to an advanced level and could work as a plumbing technician or be involved in designing environmentally friendly systems e.g. water management, grey water systems and rain water catchment.
You may wish to gain further qualifications through Cornwall College:
In the future, you may be interested in starting your own business, teaching or working in a management position in a variety of industries e.g. plumbing, oil, water.
If you are interested in this apprenticeship, contact Cornwall College Business and complete an online apprenticeship form. If you meet the requirements, you will be invited for an interview and be given advice and guidance on how to proceed. There are no apprenticeship course fees charged for anyone between the ages of 16 and 18. For those aged 19 and over, fees do apply. Contact us for more information.
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* All prices shown on this website are accurate to the best of our knowledge, however, we reserve the right to amend the price of a course without prior notice. Prices may be subject to additional charges for registration, books or examinations. Please call our course booking team to find out the latest prices for this course - 0800 731 7594.