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Level 3

Plumbing & Domestic Heating Technician L3 Apprenticeship Standard


The course is split into four phases. During the first three phases of the course you will study the topics listed below covering system & component identification, installation requirements, regulations, operating principles, testing & commissioning procedures, decommissioning, fault diagnosis & repair and system maintenance.

Health & Safety

Common Processes & Procedures

Scientific Principles


Cold Water Systems

Hot Water Systems

Central Heating

Sanitation Systems

Rainwater Systems

Environmental Technologies

Domestic Fuel Systems

Electrical Work & Control of Plumbing Systems

At the end of each phase you will be required to take and pass an online exam and a practical assessment. During the first three phases you will also be required to complete an on-site portfolio covering the core topics.

Once you have completed the first three phases you can move into the final phase which covers the topics:

Domestic Core Safety for Natural Gas

Gas Wet Central Heating Systems


Candidates will be in suitable employment in a Plumbing firm and will have maths and English CGSEs at grade C/4 or above


Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2


Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.

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Financial support

The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.

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