The qualification is delivered over a 45-month period. This is divided into in four (4) phases of equal length. At the end of phase 1, 2 and 3, the candidate will attempt an ‘end of phase’ holistic assessment and a multiple-choice question test based on the Learning Outcomes and the Assessment Criteria required for that phase. The practical assessments are externally set by BPEC and internally assessed by the centre. The multiple-choice examinations are administered online.
Core on-site Units
Learners must be aged at least 16 years.
There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, but the learner must have the potential to achieve in ALL aspects of the qualification.
We would advise the centre/provider to undertake a thorough skills scan of the apprentice, along with their employer, to make sure that the apprentice will be able to achieve all of the evidence requirements within the core units and chosen pathway options.
They must demonstrate that they have the minimum levels of numeracy and literacy to be able to understand and achieve:
The Level 3 Diploma in Plumbing and Domestic Heating is a mandatory requirement within the Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technician (Level 3) Apprenticeship Standard. Details of on-programme training and EPA elements can be seen within the Assessment Plan.
A range of free resources to help centres and their staff in the delivery of this qualification are available as part of registration and certification fees. These include:
Also available to purchase are our Phase 1 textbook and our Phase 2 textbook which have content aligned to, and were developed alongside, our free resources. The Phase 3 textbook is currently in development and will be available very soon.
For UK funding information visit The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA)
Typical job roles for learners completing this qualification are:
Progression may be possible in the form of:
The qualification is supported by industry and regulated by OFQUAL.
Successful completion of the qualification will allow the leaner to register with the relevant Competent Person Schemes
Centres wishing to deliver this qualification should contact firstname.lastname@example.org