Domestic Plumbing & Heating SCQF Level 7 (Modern Apprenticeship)

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Introduction

A Modern Apprenticeship is a great way of gaining skills, qualifications and experience, without having to study full-time. You will be earning whilst you are learning! This is an opportunity to work towards an industry recognised qualification whilst you are learning ‘on the job’ and it’s a great way to kick-start your career. Whilst learning the foundation skills required for a career in the construction industry.

This is a qualification designed to prove that the learner has met the standards of work demanded by their chosen trade.

You must successfully complete this qualification plus core skills at required SCQF Levels to achieve your full Modern Apprenticeship.

Course code

MODERN20

Location

Dumfries and Stranraer Campus

Duration

4 years in total, College attendance requirements: 2 days per week each academic for years 1 & 2 and 1 day per week for year 3.

The Scottish and Northern Ireland Joint Industry Board (SNIJIB) require all apprentices to complete an additional on the job year to achieve full industry recognition. On completion of 4 years (in total) the apprentice will have satisfied the requirements to obtain an industry recognised construction card at the appropriate grade.

Entry Requirements

You must be in full-time employment and aged 16 years or over.

We recommend that candidates should have achieved as a minimum standard grades at general level in English and Maths, good drawing skills are an advantage.

Candidates should be well presented, committed to the Modern Apprenticeship and able to complete required College attendance.

You should be physically fit and abe to work in different envoriments and be good at working with your hands.

Course Content

The course is delivered in an integrated and holistic manner using a series of practical and theory assessments. In addition to the subject specific content there are core units that need to be achieved, including installing, pre-commissioning, commissioning, and decommissing domestic plumbing and heating systems.

By completing the the following you will achieve the full Modern Apprenticeship:

  • Plumbing & Heating SVQ3 at SCQF Level 7

Throughout the programme core skills will be intergrated, achieving:

  • Communication (SCQF Level 5)
  • Numeracy (SCQF Level 5)
  • Information Technology (SCQF Level 5)
  • Working with Others (SCQF Level 5)
  • Problem Solving (SCQF Level 5)

The Scottish and Northern Ireland Joint Industry Board (SNIJIB) require all apprentices to complete an additional on the job year to achieve full industry recognition. On completion of 4 years (in total) the apprentice will have satisfied the requirements to obtain an industry recognised construction card at the appropriate grade.

Assessments

Assessments are integrated throughout the course and are both practical and written.

Candidates, as part of their SVQ achievement, must meet the minimum standards (as laid down by the relevant industry body) for one of the following fuel option disciplines within the 3rd year:

  • Gas
  • Oil
  • Solid Fuel
  • Emergency Tehnology

Progression

Upon completion, this Modern Apprenticeship could provide progression to:

  • degree-level study at a higher education institution
  • employment in the domestic plumbing sector, perhaps as a plumber
  • trade specific qualifications

Career Prospects

Continued employment within the Construction Industry as a tradesperson, also the ability to progress to a site manager or further with additional qualifcations being gained in the future.

Additional funding information

A modern apprenticeship can be funded through SDS, self-funded or paid for by your employer as a standalone SVQ 3 qualification.

Course Contact Details

If you would like to find out more information please contact us via:

E-mail: apprenticeships@dumgal.ac.uk

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