Low Carbon Heating technician

L3 Apprenticeship

ST1020, low carbon heating technician level 3 – We offer the Air Source Heat Pump Pathway.

Occupational Profile

This occupation is found in the Building Services Sector of the Construction Industry. 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.

In their daily work, an employee in this occupation interacts with customers and end users, and as such requires a high level of customer service. 

The role is physical in nature and involves the manual handling of heavy equipment, working at height and in confined spaces.

An employee in this occupation will be responsible for working both independently with a minimum of supervision and also as a member of a team involving close liaison and cooperation with site and line management, colleagues and other trades.

Typical job titles include:

Heat pump installer/technician/engineer Renewable heating installer/technician/engineer Solar thermal installer/technician/engineer

Full details of the apprenticeship and End Point Assessment can be found here: https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/low-carbon-heating-technician-v1-1

What is an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a real job where you learn, gain experience and get paid. You’re an employee with a contract of employment and holiday leave. By the end of an apprenticeship, you’ll have the right skills and knowledge needed for your chosen career.

It can take between one and 6 years to complete an apprenticeship depending on which one you choose, what level it is and your previous experience. It’s funded from contributions made by the government and your employer. The Low Carbon Heating Technician Apprenticeship takes around 36 months.

Levels of an apprenticeship

Each apprenticeship has a level and an equivalent education level. You can start an apprenticeship at any level. The Domestic Electrician Apprenticeship is Level 3 (equivalent to A Level).

This means you will:
• require previous qualifications such as an English or maths GCSE • require extra training in the English or maths skills needed so you’re at the right level

At the end of your apprenticeship, you’ll achieve the equivalent education level. For example, if you complete a level 3 apprenticeship, you’ll achieve the equivalent of an A level.

Duration and Attendance

The course duration is 36 months plus 4 months for the End Point Assessment. Attendance is one day a week and will start September 2024.

Total Cost

Our course is government funded for apprentices up to £22,000 including the End Point Assessment. If your apprentice is aged 19+ you will be required to pay 5% (£1,100) contribution.

Training Equipment

When training at our centre, we will provide all materials including any books, materials, tools and paperwork. You will only need to have your own safety boots for the workshop. No prior learning is required, your apprentice will have an interview with us prior to enrolment to ensure it is the right apprenticeship for them.

Special Notes

If an apprentice candidate does not have the relevant English or Maths, we will embed the relevant skills required at no extra cost to the employer.

How Do I Book?

Our next Low Carbon Heating Technician Apprenticeship course starts in September 2024.  Please register your interest using this ticket link, and we will be in touch –  Book Now – Click here Or complete our online booking form and a member of our team will contact you to discuss your requirements. Or you can contact us via phone 0117 971 1770 or email info@swconstructionacademy.co.uk if you prefer.

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