Building Services Apprenticeship

This apprenticeship covers a multitude of different skills, which provide the essential services that allow buildings to operate - ideal for developing multi-tasking skills within the industry.

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  • Entry Requirements

    • 16 years or over
    • GCSE English & maths or equivalent
    • Basic skills assessment in literacy & numeracy.
  • Qualifications

    • Technical Certificate
    • National Vocational Qualification (NVQ)
    • Functional Skills (Level 1 or 2 English, maths & ICT)
    • Employment Rights and Responsibilities.
  • Typical Job Titles

    Mechanical Engineer/ Electrical Engineer/ Building Services Engineer/ Projects Engineer/ Maintenance Engineer

  • Duration

    Typically up to 3 years

  • Level

    3

  • Delivery

    A minimum of 30 hours of on the job training at work place per week including a day/ block release to study theory at our Uxbridge/Hayes/ Harrow campus.

Key Responsibilities

A Building Services apprenticeship will include assessing the environmental impact and risks connected to projects, discussing requirements with the client and colleagues, provide technical and functional support, and monitor and implement building services engineering projects.

Progression

Apprentices that complete Level 3 may be able to go onto a Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship or further training in similar areas.

Course Outline

During the apprenticeship programme, an apprentice will require to spend minimum 30 hours of on-the-job training.

The core modules include:

Technical CertificateNational Vocational Qualification (NVQ)

Mandatory unit:

  • Health, Safety and Welfare in Construction and the Built Environment
  • Sustainable Construction
  • Mathematics in Construction and the Built Environment
  • Science and Materials in Construction and the Built Environment
  • Building Services Control Systems
  • Building Services Science.

Optional unit

  • Construction Technology and Design in Construction and Civil Engineering
  • Surveying in Construction and Civil Engineering
  • Further Mathematics in Construction and the Built Environment
  • Low Temperature Hot Water Heating in Building Services Engineering
  • Ventilation and Air Conditioning in Building Services Engineering
  • Fluids - Static and Dynamic in Building Services Engineering
  • Refrigeration Technology in Building Services Engineering
  • Plumbing Technology in Building Services Engineering
  • Electrical Principles in Building Services Engineering
  • Electrical Installation Standards and Components in Building Services Engineering
  • Electrical Installation Design in Building Services Engineering
  • Commissioning Electrical Installations in Building Services Engineering
  • Personal and Professional Development in the Built Environment.

Mandatory unit:

  • Understand how to monitor and implement health and safety during building services engineering projects
  • Understand how to monitor and implement building services engineering projects in the work location
  • Monitor and implement building services engineering projects in the work location.

Optional unit (Select any 3 pairs)

  • Understand how to apply design principles to building services engineering projects
  • Apply design principles to building services engineering projects
  • Understand how to contribute to estimating and tendering processes for building services engineering projects
  • Contribute to estimating and tendering processes for building services engineering projects
  • Understand how to monitor commissioning and testing for building services engineering projects
  • Monitor commissioning and testing procedures for building services engineering projects
  • Understand how to apply contract conditions for building services engineering projects
  • Apply contract conditions for building services engineering projects
  • Understand how to provide technical and functional information to relevant people
  • Provide technical and functional information to relevant people
  • Understand how to contribute to planning work methods, resources and systems to meet building services engineering project work requirements
  • Contribute to planning work methods, resources and systems to meet building services engineering project work requirements.
Common Modules for the Apprenticeship

Employment Rights and Responsibilities

  • Rights and responsibilities of workers (including equal opportunities legislation)
  • Organisation, disciplines and representative structures of the industries concerned
  • Impact on the sector of public law and policies.

Functional Skills

  • Application of Number – Level 1 or 2
  • Information Communication Technology – Level 1 or 2
  • Communication – Level 1 or 2.