Apprenticeships - SNIPEF


By choosing a career in plumbing, you are setting yourself up for a varied and interesting career, with opportunities available both on and off the tools.

The only industry recognised route for a plumbing apprenticeship in Scotland is the Modern Apprenticeship (MA) in Plumbing and Heating.

A plumbing apprenticeship provides the chance to gain a nationally recognised qualification while being paid. Over the course of your four-year apprenticeship, you will work to achieve the SVQ Level 3 in MES Domestic Plumbing through a mix of real-life learning with your employer and training in your college or training centre.

If you want to find out more about becoming a plumber or taking on an apprentice, read our FAQs for apprentices and employers.

The training provider

SNIPEF Training Services, the training subsidiary of SNIPEF, is the managing agent and training provider for the Modern Apprenticeship in Plumbing and Heating in Scotland.

This means we:

  • identify appropriate training courses at colleges and training centres across Scotland
  • take care of the paperwork and any other admin
  • look after funding arrangements
  • support apprentices both on and off the job with our team of Regional Training Officers
  • provide support and assistance to employers.


SNIPEF Training Services works in partnership with the following organisations to deliver plumbing apprenticeships in Scotland:

Apprenticeship downloads

Below is a selection of forms and documents which are useful for apprentices working away from home, click the links below to download.

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