This qualification focuses on complex knowledge and understanding of a broad range of plumbing activities. This ensures that when the learner completes the qualification they have gained practical experience and expectation of some of the situations that they could face in a job role within the plumbing sector.
The qualification provides learners with practical experience of plumbing and an expectation of some of the situations that they could face as a plumber in the building services sector. It builds on the Level 2 Diploma by providing learners with more advanced knowledge and the related practical skills they will need to pursue a career in this occupational area, including the installation, commissioning, servicing and maintenance of domestic cold water, hot water, central heating and sanitation systems, as well as the fundamental principles of environmental technology systems.
The qualification has SIX mandatory units. These cover the essential knowledge and understanding that is required by someone aspiring to work as a plumber in the building services industry, including:
• How to organise resources within the building services environment
• Domestic cold water system installation, commissioning, service and maintenance techniques
• Domestic hot water system installation, commissioning, service and maintenance techniques
• Domestic central heating system installation, commissioning, service and maintenance techniques
• Domestic sanitation system installation, commissioning, service and maintenance techniques
• The fundamental principles and requirements of environmental technology systems
Learners must be at least 16 years of age and have successfully completed the Level 2 Intermediate Diploma in Plumbing. They must also demonstrate that they have the potential to achieve all aspects of the qualification. In particular, learners should be able to demonstrate that they have the minimum levels of literacy and numeracy required to comply with the health and safety aspects of the scheme, the completion of the learning outcomes, and the assessments.
The Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Plumbing is intended as a Technical Level qualification. It has been specifically designed for 16-19 year old learners in full time education who have completed the Level 2 Intermediate Diploma in Plumbing as part of their 16-19 Study Programme and who are interested in pursuing a career in this occupational area. The qualification may also be suitable for other learners, including adults, who are interested in plumbing and/or are considering a career change.
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