Fill out the CIPHE’s education and training survey

Following development that commenced in 2015, a new level 3 Apprenticeship standard for Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technicians was launched in 2018 as a part of the government’s Trailblazer programme.

The Level 3 Apprenticeship Plumbing & Domestic Heating Technician is approximately a 4 year programme, including a mandatory fuel or renewables pathway and End-Point Assessment.
This programme has now had some time to establish itself and run through to a conclusion. As the apprenticeship is reviewed, we are seeking as many views as possible on the delivery of education and routes into careers in the plumbing industry.
As the industry adapts to its role in transitioning to a low-carbon economy, this includes consideration of issues around renewables, low-temperature systems and different fuels used. With this in mind, we are also seeking contributions regarding training of the existing plumbing and heating industry workforce and professional recognition through experienced worker schemes.
Please have your say and help us to represent the views of as many members of the plumbing and heating industry as possible in looking to shape its future.

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Kevin Wellman CEO of the CIPHE said:

“The CIPHE’s ‘Education Survey’ has been developed as a result of numerous discussions over the last year or so with many stakeholders including employers, colleges/training centres , awarding bodies to name just a few. Education is of great importance to the CIPHE and your participation in the Survey will help to influence future policy.

“More recently government departments including IfATE and DfE have encouraged greater engagement with industry and I am pleased to say have very much welcomed the Survey.

“I would be grateful if you could take time out to offer your opinions regarding the current apprenticeship Standard and potential options for the future. If you have additional observations that have not been covered in the survey or you would like to participate in future education discussions for the benefit of our industry, please don’t hesitate to write to me.”

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