Apprenticeships are a popular choice for people aged 16 or above, looking for on the job training and the opportunity to gain nationally recognised qualifications whilst earning a wage. Most of your training will be directly linked to the career you have chosen, gaining practical experience in the workplace, backed up by attendance at college just one day a week.
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23 months. Hours of attendance and start date will be confirmed at interview or enrolment.
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An Apprenticeship in Plumbing will develop your employability skills and give you valuable experience of a variety of routine Plumbing related activities. Your exact duties will depend upon your employer.
Where possible staff from the College Apprenticeship Team will help you find an employer and place of work (although students who are already employed are welcome to apply if sponsored by their employer). Your offer of Apprenticeship training will be dependent on work places being available.
To gain the full apprenticeship you will work towards the following qualifications:
o NVQ Diploma in Plumbing and Heating (QCF)
o Functional Skills qualification in Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
o Functional Skills qualification in English
o Functional Skills qualification in mathematics
The NVQ qualification is work- related and will relate specifically to your job role.
There are 2 Pathways:
• Domestic Heating
• Domestic Plumbing
Depending on Pathway mandatory units include:
• Hot and Cold Water Systems
• Maintenance and fault finding
• Central Heating
• Installation of bathroom suites and similar aspects of the industry
Employers will look for:
o Good communication skills
o Reliability, flexibility and good timekeeping
o Ability to work in a team as well as on your own initiative
o Enthusiasm and willingness to learn
You will be continually assessed throughout your training both at college and within the workplace. You will also take external and internal examinations for your key skills (if required) and technical certificate. Your progress will be reviewed regularly and achievable targets set, to ensure you complete your apprenticeship on time.
Apprenticeships are fully funded for those aged 16 – 18 years. There is an annual employer contribution for those aged 19+.
Whilst your technical skills and knowledge will develop over the course of your Apprenticeship you will also need to demonstrate to potential employers that you possess the relevant skills and personal qualities and are willing to work and learn.
Employers will look for:
To begin this course you must be eligible to work within England or the European Economic Area (EEC) and be employed for a minimum of 30 hours in a relevant job role and be able to attend college on a part-time basis. Your employer must commit to supporting you throughout your apprenticeship and provide on-the-job learning as well as your college based off-the-job learning.
If you do not have an employer to support your apprenticeship the college will support you to find an employer through our dedicated employer support team.
You will also need to have achieved GCSEs at grade 9 - 4 (or comparable qualification) in English, maths and ICT. Under special circumstances, the college could consider a grade 3 - 2. Please note, you may also be required to undertake an initial assessment prior to enrolment in order to assess your current level of English, maths and ICT. Your interviewer will discuss with you want minimum level you will need to achieve at initial assessment.
Additionally, if you have already obtained a level 4 or above qualification then you will not be eligible for apprenticeship funding. Individuals who already have a qualification at level 4 or above are only eligible for funding for a higher apprenticeship at level 5 or above.
On successful completion of this Apprenticeship you could progress to an Advanced Apprenticeship in Mechanical Engineering Services (Plumbing Level 3).
This Nescot College website describes the facilities and courses which the College intends to offer during the academic year commencing Autumn 2016. The web pages are prepared in advance of the academic year to which they relate and every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in these pages is helpful, fair and accurate at the time of printing. However, this information is subject to change over time.
Nescot will take reasonable steps to provide the courses and services as described, however, the College cannot guarantee the provision of any course or facility. Some circumstances, such as staff changes, resource limitations and other factors over which the College has no control, such as industrial action or a change in the law or the level of demand for a particular programme or module (please note that this list is non-exhaustive), may result in the College having to withdraw or change aspects of the programmes, modules and/or student services detailed on the website. This could include, but not necessarily be limited to, programme/module content, staffing, the location where the programme/module is taught or the manner of teaching delivery, and the facilities provided to deliver or support the programme. Where circumstances demand an unavoidable change or where it is necessary for the College to discontinue a programme of study, Nescot will take all reasonable steps to minimise the effect and all proposed changes will be notified to potential applicants who have registered an interest in the relevant programme at the earliest possible opportunity as well as being reflected on the College’s website. In addition, any changes between the website and the proposed course and services will be notified to applicants at the time of making an offer.
All prices quoted may be subject to change and you will be notified of any such change when any offer of a place is made to you by Nescot.
Should you become a student of the College, this notice shall be a term of any contract between you and Nescot. Any offer of a place at the College shall be subject to the student enrolment conditions and the College’s rules and regulations as amended from time to time. A copy of the Nescot’s current terms and conditions can be obtained in writing from Nescot, Quality Office, Reigate Road, Ewell, Epsom, Surrey, KT17 3DS.
Last updated - 27/6/16