Cornwall College Duchy College Bicton College Falmouth Marine School CCB Training

Plumbing Apprenticeship

Level 3

Bookmark  

Key Info

Learning Area   Construction
Delivery Mode   Work-based
Duration   4 Years


Dates & Locations

Course Type   Apprenticeship
Location   Cornwall College Camborne
Start Date   As required


Course Type   Apprenticeship
Location   Cornwall College St Austell
Start Date   As required

If you like getting your hands dirty, fixing things and implementing a science that dates back to the Roman times, Plumbing might just be for you??

The first thing you’ll notice about this course is that it’s about practical learning – you’ll be spending a lot of time in our workshop, learning by doing as you work with a range of materials including Copper, steel and plastic. You will also be learning the theory behind the ‘science’

You’ll be looking at everything: Pipe, fittings, radiators, boilers, guttering and sanitary ware. Basically, if it holds water we will be up to our necks in it (not literally I hope?!) Along with how we can move and heat it.

Our workshop features industry-standard equipment and kit, exactly like you would find in any Plumbers van. We also have a strong partnership with many manufacturers and industry bodies, so employers know a plumbing qualification from The Cornwall College Group means you have the very best skills. So, if you want a trade and want a career working with resources which are essential to our lives, this is the best place to start.

As a Level 3 course, this NVQ standard is all about immersing you in the Plumbing and heating industry and developing your essential skills. You’ll be learning from professional engineers with many years of industry experience, who are there to give you the very best start to your career.

  What You Will Learn

This 4 year course will explain the systems, components and terminology used in the Plumbing industry, you will learn how the systems work and how they interact with one another.

The first 2 years will lay the foundations of the basics of the subject. Year 3 will introduce you to how we design and calculate system requirements, while year 4 will be all about your chosen fuel route (Gas, Oil, Renewable technologies) This will all run alongside you gaining valuable experience at work and putting practice into the theory you learn with us.

  Entry Requirements

We like you to have GCSEs in Maths and English at 4’s and 5’s and you will be interviewed to gauge your suitability for the course.

  Work Experience

You will need to have secured yourself a work placement, within the industry as an apprentice. Your employer will need to be qualified and have a qualification in your chosen fuel (Gas, Oil etc)

  Assessment

You will be assessed through practical assignments and online exams. These will be at the end of year.

We will test your theory knowledge regularly with our own ‘in house’ tests.

We also come out and assess you at work in your natural habitat.

  Progression

When you have completed all aspects of the qualification you are a fully qualified Plumbing and Heating engineer.

If you wish to continue your learning, Cornwall College offer many other routes connected to your chosen career including; Construction Management, Sustainable Construction etc. Or why not train for another trade qualification to add to your Plumbing? IE: Electrical?

  Gallery


 

  Tags


# Plumbing # Apprenticeship # plumbing2021

Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The College reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility. The Cornwall College Group reserves the right to withdraw any course listed at any time.

Download as PDF

  Related Events

Pool School – Year 11 Information Event at Camborne campus

Pool School – Year 11 Information Event at Camborne campus

12 October 2021, 17:00-19:00


Read More

Fowey School – Year 11 Information Event at St Austell campus

Fowey School – Year 11 Information Event at St Austell campus

12 October 2021, 17:30-19:00


Read More

Hayle School – Year 11 Information Event at Camborne campus

Hayle School – Year 11 Information Event at Camborne campus

13 October 2021, 17:30-19:00


Read More

Poltair – Year 11 Information Event at St Austell campus

Poltair – Year 11 Information Event at St Austell campus

13 October 2021, 17:30-19:00


Read More

Redruth School – Year 11 Information Evening at Camborne campus

Redruth School – Year 11 Information Evening at Camborne campus

14 October 2021, 17:00-19:00


Read More

  Related News

Blog: Getting ready for college!

Blog: Getting ready for college!

23rd August 2021


Read article

Blog: Top tips for results week

Blog: Top tips for results week

6th August 2021


You’ve done it, you’ve reached the long-awaited month of August - here is what you need to know next.

Read article

College breaks new ground with latest apprenticeship

College breaks new ground with latest apprenticeship

30th July 2021


Cornwall’s leading agricultural college has announced a brand-new programme that will see professional training in construction and plant operations delivered as an apprenticeship for the first time.

Read article

Construction students get career-boosting work experience

Construction students get career-boosting work experience

27th July 2021


Construction students from The Cornwall College Group are getting the vital on-site work experience they need with the help of local landlord Coastline Housing.

Read article

Star students celebrated at dazzling awards ceremony

Star students celebrated at dazzling awards ceremony

8th July 2021


The region’s largest college group has honoured the achievements of its top students with a dazzling award ceremony at the world famous Eden Project.

Read article

  Similar Courses

Legionella Awareness NICEIC

Level 3 • Part-time • Cornwall College Camborne, Cornwall College St Austell


The course is suitable for those who wish to disinfect hot and cold water systems and carry out a Legionella Risk Assessment. It is also suitable for managers/supervisors who are responsible for the management and maintenance of water systems (e.g. managers/supervisors of housing associations, nursing homes, hotels, restaurants and private landlords etc.).

View course

Introduction to Bricklaying Skills

Level 1 • Part-time • Cornwall College Camborne, Cornwall College St Austell


This introduction course is best suited anyone that is new to bricklaying. This course gives you the basics of bricklaying and the best start to produce basic brick and block walls to a good standard. On completion of the 'Introduction to Bricklaying' you will be able to construct simple stretcher bond walls and quoins.

View course

Picture Framing (DIY) Workshop

No Qualification • Part-time • Cornwall College Camborne, Cornwall College St Austell


This workshop will show you how to frame well on a budget. All aspects of the basic framing of paintings, photos etc will be covered. Learn about mount cards, mouldings, conservation, decorative finishes, box frames and lots more. Everyone can try their hand at mitre and bevel mount cutting and information of local sources of materials and tools will be provided. Please bring a pad and pen to make notes and any art work, frames or tools you may wish to discuss or need advice on. You will make a picture frame at this workshop - aprox A4 size. So please bring a small size image (postcard, photo or original artwork) that you can bevel mount and put in the frame so this will need to be smaller than A4 size. We suggest that you also bring a packed lunch and any other refreshments you may require. This is a FREE* workshop - so book your place now! * There is a small materials fee of £5.00 payable when booking for this workshop *This workshop will be free for students who will be 19+ as of 31.08.21 and have not attended the workshop before. If you have already attended this workshop and wish to repeat it a fee will apply. This workshop runs on a Saturday from 9.30am to 4.00pm for 1 day. Venue:- Cornwall College Camborne Trevenson Road Pool Redruth TR15 3RD

View course

Cornwall College https://www.cornwall.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/CC-PLUMBING-1-scaled.jpg Plumbing, Apprenticeship, plumbing2021