The PHSP working with others aim to support the essential skills development activity to ensure there are appropriate and consistent standards, qualifications and apprenticeships across the UK.
The PHSP supported the development activity of the Plumbing and Domestic Heating Trailblazer Apprenticeship for England.
Similar skills development projects (such as qualification and apprenticeship reviews) are being supported in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland as required. The National Occupations Standards (NOS) have been reviewed and updated by BSE Skills Ltd, where appropriate. Apprenticeship Frameworks and Qualifications in Scotland and Northern Ireland updated by BSE Skills Ltd.
The PHSP in 2019 commissioned research into apprenticeship recruitment – barriers and benefits:
The PHSP launched a marketing campaign for the new Level 3 Plumbing & Domestic Heating Technician Apprenticeship: