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Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technician

Fitting and servicing domestic water, heating and drainage systems.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


3 (equivalent to A levels at grades A to E)

Typical length
48 months
Current funding band
Up to £21,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer.

What apprentices will learn
  • installing water, drainage and heating systems
  • finding and fixing faults
  • how to prepare accurate cost and time estimates
  • health and safety requirements
  • customer service techniques

Apprentices will need to have achieved the following qualifications before taking their end-point assessment:

  • level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSE grades 9 to 4 or A* to C) before taking the end-point assessment
  • level 3 plumbing and domestic heating
Professional registration

Apprentices will be eligible to apply for registered Engineering Technician (EngTech) status once they have completed their apprenticeship. They will also be able to get a Construction Skills Certification Scheme card for plumbing and mechanical engineering services.

How apprentices are assessed

A government-approved organisation must assess apprentices towards the end of their apprenticeship.

This end-point assessment ensures apprentices achieve the skills, training and any qualifications necessary to complete their apprenticeship.

You can download the assessment plan from the Institute for Apprenticeships. There are no end-point assessment organisations for this apprenticeship yet. Please email if you urgently need an end-point assessment organisation.

More Information

The Institute for Apprenticeships has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.