This qualification focuses on practical skills and knowledge. This ensures that when the learner completes the qualification they will have gained practical experience and some expectation of some of the situations that they could face in a job role within the plumbing sector. It covers the fundamental knowledge and understanding of a broad range of plumbing competencies and has been developed in consultation with colleges, training associations and industry to ensure that it meets the needs of the building services sector.
There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification although Centres should ensure that the learners have the potential to achieve the units selected within this qualification.
Learners must have the minimum levels of literacy and numeracy to comply with the health and safety aspects of the scheme, the completion of the learning outcomes and any assessment requirements.
Who is this qualification for?:
- Learners who may have a limited prior knowledge and understanding of the plumbing sector but have the ability to achieve a fundamental level plumbing qualification
- Learners who are thinking about plumbing as a career but who would like some experience of the job role first
- Those who are new to the industry or looking for a career change or wish to learn new skills.
How is this qualification assessed?:
- on-screen exams
- simulated practical assessments.
How is this qualification delivered?:
This qualification is Centre based and combines classroom and workshop sessions.