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Engineering Construction Pipefitter

Designing, installing and maintaining piping systems on construction sites or commercial fabrication facilities.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


3 (equivalent to A levels at grades A to E)

Typical length
42 months
Current funding band
Up to £21,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Candidates will have at least 3 GCSEs at grade C or above, including English, maths and a science or technology-based subject.

What apprentices will learn
  • safe working practises and procedures
  • work with a wide range of materials
  • shape pipework components using hand and power tools
  • assemble and install pipework
  • test and inspect installed pipework
  • level 3 diploma in installing engineering construction plant and systems
  • apprentices without level 2 English and Maths will need to achieve this before taking the end-point assessment
Professional registration

Apprentices will be eligible to join the Engineering Council as a registered engineering technician after completing their apprenticeship.

How apprentices are assessed

A government-approved organisation must assess apprentices towards the end of their apprenticeship.

This end-point assessment ensures apprentices achieve the skills, training and any qualifications necessary to complete their apprenticeship.

You can download the assessment plan from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education. There are no end-point assessment organisations for this apprenticeship yet. Please email if you urgently need an end-point assessment organisation.

More Information

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.