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Level 3 Low Carbon Heating Technician Apprenticeship

  • LEVEL 3

Course Overview

COMING SOON – please contact the Apprenticeship team for more information

The broad purpose of the occupation is to plan, select and size, install, commission, service and maintain (including fault finding, diagnosis and repair) zero carbon central heating and hot water systems in buildings including dwellings and industrial and commercial premises. Zero carbon heat sources may include but are not limited to Ground and Air Source Heat Pumps and Solar Thermal Collectors. The occupation includes work on both new build and existing properties and typically involves the installation, service, fault finding and repair of zero carbon heating and hot water appliances, storage vessels, pipework, heat emitters and associated components and their mechanical and electrical control systems.

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Entry Requirements

Individual employers will set their own entry requirements, but this will typically include English and Maths at GCSE Grade C or above. Apprentices with...

Course information

36 months (this not include the EPA period)

Skills, knowledge and behaviours are assessed by competencies being displayed in the workplace, observations, employer feedback, assessor progress reviews, evidence collating and the employer enabling the apprentice’s job role to fulfil the requirements of the Apprenticeship.

On programme assessment will include various coaching and mentoring assessment methods. These assessments are deigned to review the apprentice’s behaviour, knowledge and skills against set gateway criteria. In addition the apprentice, employer and college are required to maintain an off the job training log evidencing new skills and knowledge being learnt over the duration of the apprenticeship. The final grading of the apprenticeship will be carried out through an End Point Assessment.

The EPA for this standard has three distinct assessment methods that have been designed to be completed only once the apprentice has finished the on-programme learner journey and passed through the Gateway. These include a practical assessment with questions, an interview with an independent assessor and a multiple choice test. These will be conducted and graded by an independent EPAO.

On completion of this standard, apprentices will be able to progress onto the L4 (HNC) Site Supervision or L5 (HND) Construction Management and Building Service Engineering.

The potential to secure employment working in the green skills and building services sector of the construction Industry

Level 3