Program highlights

The Plumbing & Gas program informs the learner about different components of a central heating and domestic hot water system and takes them through the whole process from planning & design, installation, testing, commissioning and fault finding.

The immersive virtual scenarios gives the learner the opportunity to carry out planning and preparing the installation of pipework, install an unvented hot water cylinder, commissioning a boiler and diagnosing faults within a central heating system.

Learners can walk through each environment, choosing options and answering questions along the way, which will help them to practise their knowledge and skills. This online environment provides a safe, realistic place to test their knowledge, make mistakes without real life consequences and boost their skills attainment.


Virtual scenarios:
  • Planning and design of pipework
  • Installation of an unvented hot water cylinder
  • Commissioning a condensing boiler
  • Fault finding a central heating system

Learning outcomes

By completing this program, it is expected that learners will:

  • Understand the principles and concepts.
  • Have increased confidence when working with equipment.
  • Develop a systematic approach to design, installation, commissioning and fault finding.
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Standards supported

The program has been designed by our partners to align with Occupational Standards.

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Program partners

Developed in partnership with the following organisations:

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