“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 new qualification while staying in your current job and earning money. At the end of the course, you will have a nationally recognised qualification and no debts to pay! This is a follow on course form the Level 2 Apprenticeship.
Over 90% of our plumbing apprentices are offered permanent positions by their employers once they have completed their apprenticeship.
During the level 3 apprenticeship, you will develop advanced plumbing skills and become familiar with a variety of systems e.g. domestic boilers, computerised control systems and advanced welding.
Upon successful completion, 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.
In the future, you may be interested in gaining further qualifications through Cornwall College e.g. Domestic/Light Commercial Oil Firing System Installation, NICEIC Building Regulations Part P Domestic Installer Qualification Defined Scope Level B, NICEIC Energy Efficiency Building Regulations or the NICEIC Level 3 Solar Thermal Hot Water.
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Additional Information - You will attend lectures 1 day per week for 2 years.
This apprenticeship is designed for people who want to train on the job and gain a nationally recognised advanced qualification in plumbing. This is a follow on course from the Level 2 Plumbing Apprenticeship, and supports those working as a plumber.
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 and be employed as a plumber. You must to have completed a Level 2 in Plumbing or have the relevant experience.
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 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 complex cold water, hot water, sanitation and heating systems as well as fuel burning appliances such as gas, oil or solid fuel boilers. You will have the opportunity to choose a pathway e.g. domestic plumbing, industrial plumbing or emergency response.
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 3 Certificate, 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 be interested in gaining 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.
* 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.