The PHSP is supporting the development of the new plumbing and domestic heating technician trailblazer apprenticeship.

The high level standard for the Plumbing and Heating Apprenticeship has been developed and can be accessed below:

Some of the key features of the new apprenticeship are as follows:

  • It is a level 3 apprenticeship.
  • Typical completion for a new entrant is likely to be 48 months.
  • Alongside the core knowledge and skills requirements, there are 4 optional units to cover specialist areas, such as fuel and environmental technologies.
  • Completion of the apprenticeship will satisfy requirements for registration as EngTech by the Engineering Council.

The assessment plan, assessment specifications and external quality assurance arrangements are currently being developed by the plumbing and heating employer apprenticeship board.

The employer board are working closely with various industry stakeholders, such as awarding organisations, professional bodies and representatives from the delivery network, to develop the content of the new plumbing qualification.

The project is being led by the APHC and supported by the CIPHE. For more information on this project please contact Graeme Dryden at the APHC (graeme.dryden@aphc.co.uk).