Is plumbing and heating apprenticeship still fit for purpose?
A free APHC webinar later this month aims to assess whether the Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technician Apprenticeship is still fit for purpose for training centres across the country.
The process will help to improve the quality of the apprenticeship standards to make sure they meet the needs of both employers and apprentices when it comes to defining the knowledge, skills and behaviours required for occupational standards, says the trade body.
Graeme Dryden, deputy CEO and technical services manager, says: “To ensure that those at all levels across education are equally represented in this review, we are looking for enthusiastic trainers, lecturers and assessors in the plumbing arena in England to come together to share their experience and direction.
“We are inviting these key people to join a free online webinarto learn more, feed back, discuss and ultimately share their views on the apprenticeship. We will focus on the following key areas:
• Review of the Occupational Profile against new criteria
• Review of the Assessment Plan against new criteria
• Review of the current pathways, including the need for a new commercial, or more specialist plumbing pathway
• Technology updates
• Funding review.
“The plumbing industry has a huge pool of apprentices and relies on them to develop the quality skills needed: this review will help provide employers with the right apprenticeships needed with the right level of excellence.”
The webinar will take place on Friday 30 April at 2-3.30pm, and include open discussion, interactive polls, and time for breakout sessions and smaller discussion groups.
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