Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technician – Level 3 Apprenticeship

Job Overview


This apprenticeship is ideal if you have already completed the Level 2 qualification, or have some relevant experience and knowledge. If you choose gas-related units at Level 3 you will achieve the Gas Safe licence on successful completion of the course.

As an advanced apprentice, you will complete and oversee work to install, service, maintain and commission a variety of water, heating, and general plumbing-related activities.  You will work with minimum supervision and have a good record of safety, and fault correction and be able to ensure your work meets the required standard.

Upon successful completion of this apprenticeship, you could go on to study towards a Level 4 Foundation Degree in Building Services.


With this pathway you will cover units on;

  • Building services engineering
  • Complex cold water
  • Complex hot water
  • Complex central heating
  • Electrical installations
  • Sanitation
  • Onsite commissioning Solar Pathway:
  • Environmental principles
  • Solar exam
  • Installation
  • Commissioning exam

For more information please visit the Institute of apprenticeships


You will need:

  • To be aged 16 or older
  • To be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week with 20% of your normal working hours set aside for you to complete your training and study
  • GCSEs at grade 4 or above in English and Maths or Functional Skills at Level 2 in English and Maths

All applicants must have an interview and assessment in English and Maths to confirm that the apprenticeship is suitable for them.

Employers may also set additional entry requirements, as a prerequisite to working with them.


Typical job roles an apprentice can progress to:

  • Plumber
  • Domestic Heating Engineer
  • Domestic Heating Installer and Domestic Heating Installer
  • Plumbing and Domestic Heating Engineer

By the end of this apprenticeship, the candidate will have satisfied the requirements for registration as EngTech by the Engineering Council through The Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) and or The Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE).

On completion of the health and safety assessment, as determined, by the assessment plan, the candidate will have satisfied the requirements to obtain a Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) Card through the Joint Industry Board for Plumbing and Mechanical Engineering Services (JIB-PMES) at the appropriate grade.

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