Plumbing and Heating
This Modern Apprenticeship gives employees the skills they need to install and maintain:
hot and cold water
They'll be able to apply their knowledge in commercial, industrial and residential buildings.
During the apprenticeship they'll learn about:
technological requirements and changes
statutory and non-statutory regulations and requirements
health and safety
inspection and testing
Your employee will study for a Modern Apprenticeship at SCQF Level 7. Their qualification will include:
core units of an SVQ in Domestic Plumbing and Heating at SCQF Level 7
work experience in a practical and dynamic industry
All candidates have to pass an industry-approved multiple-choice entry test. This tests their spatial awareness and their ability to calculate and measure.
Candidates must achieve a 70% pass mark to ensure they have the ability to achieve the Modern Apprenticeship.
The test is available in paper and electronic formats. SNIPEF regional training officers can bulk-test candidates if it helps your recruitment process.
Progression and development
After completion, employees can progress to qualified positions in the plumbing industry. They’ll be able to:
register on a relevant industry certification scheme
progress to higher technical and professional learning and assessment programmes
They could also progress in their career, with further training, to jobs such as:
How does it work?
Apprentices will learn in a real-world environment and earn a wage. They’ll also study with a college or other learning provider.
Cost and funding
We contribute towards training costs
We do this by paying the learning provider throughout the apprenticeship.
The training contribution calculator will show you our funding contribution for this framework.
An enhanced funding contribution is paid for employees aged 16 to 19. For those who are disabled and care-experienced, this is extended up to and including age 29.
Speak to a range of learning providers to find the best deal and agree on a flexible approach to meet your business needs.
Who pays the apprentice?
Like any other employee of your business, you’ll pay the Modern Apprentice's wages. This is not set by SDS, but we encourage all employers to pay the Living Wage. Remember, you must pay at least the National Minimum Wage.
How long will it take?
This apprenticeship will usually take around 3 years to complete.