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Plumbing (Level 3 Apprenticeships NI)

Apprenticeships & Traineeships

Course Overview

Plumbers can work across many industries, including Gas, Renewables and Oil. Plumbing is well recognised as a necessary skill for the future economy. As a NWRC student you will participate in a range of enrichment workshops built into all level 3 programmes. Our students also have the opportunity to compete in Regional and UK Competitions with the aim of progressing to World Skills. Participation in competition and winning awards enhances the student’s Curriculum Vitae and may lead to exciting employment opportunities. Many students that have completed the Plumbing L3 qualification have went on to have very successful careers such as opening their own business, site supervisors, diversifying into other building services jobs in the fast growing renewable energy area. The skills developed at the college and workplace have made this career choice a area for the majority a avenue for sustained and long term employment.
  • Start Date
    29 Aug 2022
  • Study Mode
  • Duration
    2 Years
  • Campus

Available Sessions

  • Course
    Start Date
  • Course: Apprenticeship NI Level 3 Plumbing
    Campus: Springtown
    Type: Full Time
    Start Date: 29/08/2022

Course Offering

  • Site location Springtown
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Course Modules

  • Organise resources within the BSE
  • Oil fired appliance design-install-commission-service and maintain
  • Central heating design-install-commission-service and maintain
  • Sanitation design-install-commission-service and maintain
  • Complex cold water design-install-commission-service and maintain
  • Complex hot water design-install-commission-service and maintain
  • Understand and carry out electrical work on domestic plumbing and heating systems and components (Awareness)
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Entry Requirements

UK Requirements

GCSE Maths and English at Grade C or above. You must also have employment with a N.Ireland registered company confirmed and hold a level 2 Plumbing and heating NVQ

ROI Requirements

Leaving Certificate English and Maths at Grade 05 or above. You must also have employment with a N.Ireland registered company confirmed and hold a level 2 Plumbing and heating NVQ

Work Placement

You will be employed and attend college 1 day per week

Fee Information

  • Additional Fees
  • Uniform - Personal Protective Equipment

What's Next?

Further Study

On successful completion of the Level 3 Diploma through Apprenticeship NI further progression options including the Higher National Certificate; Higher National Diploma; NEBOSH; Degree options HE.

Career Prospects

Many plumbers progress to design, consultancy, teaching and management, making the plumbing and heating industry a career with a long-term future. Plumbers with GCSE English, Math’s and ICT can also become College Lecturers.SalaryDepending on where you work or if you are employed/self-employed you can earn a good hourly and weekly wage. London and big city plumber’s wages can exceed the average wage of £15,000 to £40,000. If you work hard and are recognised as a good plumber, your earnings will give you a good standard of living.


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    I studied Level 2 Maths and English and successfully passed both. It was a great course, and it was great working in a smaller group. I’ve made friends for life and I’m considering progressing to another part-time course with the College.
    Paul Cotton (Strabane)
  • Image of Shan Farren
    This course has been an exciting and challenging journey that allowed me to discover my love of design. The excellent tutors opened my eyes to new materials, techniques and media which has helped me develop my illustration and digital skills. I’ve now decided to study Game Design at university.
    Shan Farren

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