The Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technician Apprenticeship Board has announced that the Apprenticeship Assessment Plan for England has been agreed and published by the Institute for Apprenticeships (IfA).
The Assessment Plan provides a prospectus for apprentices, employers and assessing organisations, detailing what is involved in the Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technician Apprenticeship.
Board chairperson, Jeffrey Lee, national apprentices manager at Mitie Technical Facilities Management, said: “Apprentices will undertake a structured programme of study while in employment and complete training and assessment both in and out of the workplace.”
Successful completion of the apprenticeship will result in the award of the Level 3 Plumbing and Domestic Heating Qualification along with completion of the Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technician Apprenticeship, graded at Pass, Merit or Distinction.
For companies that are members of a competent person scheme and the Gas Safe Register, the Apprenticeship Qualification will deliver individuals who meet the competence requirements to be able to work through a competent person scheme for oil and solid fuel and the Gas Safe Register for gas.
Graeme Dryden, technical services manager at APHC, who has been involved in developing the Apprenticeship Standard since the project’s inception in 2014, said: “The development process has been challenging to get to this stage. Those involved in this project should be congratulated for giving up their time to review documentation, attend meetings and provide their valued. Their only motivation has been to increase the quality of apprenticeships and skills delivery in the plumbing and heating industry.”
The Assessment Plan can be accessed at: www.gov.uk/government/publications/apprenticeship-standard-plumbing-and-domestic-heating-technician.