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West London IoT courses and apprenticeships are delivered by lead partner HCUC (Harrow College & Uxbridge College). Therefore, all apprenticeships link to the HCUC Apprenticeships and Skills website. This is where you will find further information on apprenticeships and vacancies available. 

Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technician (Level 3)  

Duration  
48 months (this does not include an EPA period)  
Overview of the role  
Plumbing and domestic heating technicians plan, select, install, service, commission and maintain all aspects of plumbing and heating systems. Plumbing and domestic heating technicians can find themselves working inside or outside a property. Customer service skills and being tidy and respectful are important qualities as they can often find themselves working in customers’ homes as well as on building 
sites. 
 
As a competent plumbing and heating technician, the installation of plumbing and heating systems includes accurate measuring, marking, cutting, bending and jointing metallic and non-metallic pipework. Appliances and equipment can include gas, oil and solid fuel boilers as well as pumps, heat emitters, bathroom furniture or controls as part of a cold water, hot water, and central heating or above ground drainage and rainwater systems. Plumbing and domestic heating technicians are at the forefront of installing new and exciting environmental technologies like heat pumps, solar thermal systems, biomass boilers and water recycling systems. It is important for a plumbing and heating technician to be able to work independently or as a team and use their knowledge and skills to ensure that both the 
system and appliances are appropriately selected and correctly installed, often without any supervision, and done so in a safe, efficient and economical manner to minimise waste. 
Entry Requirements 
16 years or over. 
Entry requirements will be determined by individual employers. Entry requirements will be determined by individual employers. Typically, apprentices will have English and Mathematics at level 2 on entry, and all will have achieved that level prior to taking their end-point assessment. It will be a requirement that the newly developed Level 3 Plumbing and Domestic Heating Qualification is achieved prior to taking the end-point Assessment. 
Delivery  
A minimum of 30 hours of on the job training at work place per week including a day/ block release to study theory at the Uxbridge Campus. 
Typical Job Titles  
Plumber, Domestic Heating Engineer, Domestic Heating Installer, Plumbing and Domestic Heating Installer, Plumbing and Domestic Heating Engineer. 
Employers involved in creating the standard  
Seddon Construction Ltd, Millside Heating Services Ltd, Parker Bromely Ltd, E C Merrett Ltd, Arthur Padgett Ltd, 
Coulson Building Group, Gasway, Leaks and Locks, Andrew Crookes Plumbing & Heating, Mitie. 

Building Services Design Technician (Level 3)  

Duration  
36 months (this does not include an EPA period) 
Overview of the role  
A Building Services Design Technician provides assistance to engineers and other construction professionals in the development of cost effective technical and sustainable design solutions involving the production of three dimensional models, calculations, specifications, reports and drawings taking into account, where appropriate, pre-fabrication techniques. Their work typically includes systems such as renewable technologies, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, drainage, lighting, power, controls and lifts. Buildings and infrastructure take on many forms from newly built facilities to the refurbishment of premises for every sector of industry. As Design Technicians they could be working under supervision in a design consultancy, a contractor or a manufacturing company. 
 
A Design Technician's work could also involve: 
 
Analysis – using appropriate software and simulation systems to solve technical problems 
Project delivery – contributing to planning, managing work schedules, budgets and deadlines working as a member of a team 
Site engineering - operating quality systems and health, safety and risk management procedures, progress monitoring, see that installations generally comply with the design intent, responding to site queries, commissioning and post occupancy evaluations. 
Entry Requirements  
16 years or over. 
Employers will set their own entry requirements, but apprenticeship candidates will typically have at least 5 GCSEs at Grades A*-C including Maths (Grade B), English and Science or their equivalent. Employers who recruit candidates without English or Maths at Grade C or above must ensure that the candidate achieves a level 2 equivalent standard prior to taking the end point assessment. 
Delivery  
A minimum of 30 hours of on the job training at work place per week including a day/ block release to study theory at our Uxbridge/Harrow/Hayes campus.  
Employers involved in creating the standard 
Troup Bywaters + Anders, AECOM, Arup, Atkins, CH2M, CIBSE, Clancy Consulting, Jacobs Engineering, Mott MacDonald, Ruskin Air Management, Waterman Group, VES Andover Ltd, Sanha UK Ltd, Frese Ltd. 
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