Course Info

Apprenticeships
Construction
  • construction

Useful Information

  • Mode of study:

    Apprenticeship

  • Level:

    3

  • Duration:

    36 months

  • Awarding/validation body:

    City & Guilds

Course Overview

Building Services Engineering makes buildings work. It is a specialist branch of engineering within the construction sector. Craftspersons undertake the installation, testing, pre-commissioning, commissioning and decommissioning of large-scale engineering systems which are used for heating workplaces such as those found in industrial and commercial buildings like office blocks, factories, schools and hospitals. These engineering systems operate by moving temperature controlled water around the inside of buildings, providing heating and cooling, and utilise fossil fuels and sustainable energy systems.

Designing, installing and servicing engineering systems used to heat large buildings like factories and hospitals.

The course delivery is 10 weeks per academic year over 2 week block release at Croydon College.

 

Course Highlights

Knowledge

Knowledge What is required
Working Safely ·         Understand relevant safety legislation and safe working practices applying to themselves and others in building services engineering working environments.
Working Sustainably ·         Understand scientific principles underpinning building services engineering industrial and commercial systems including measurement, force and pressure, heat and power, materials and electricity.

·         Understand environmental protection measures within building services engineering for effective use of material resources, minimising wastage, the legislation surrounding the effective use of energy, gas and water resources.

Planning and Preparing ·         Understand how to utilise resources effectively within building services engineering including the roles and responsibilities of relevant people, how to oversee work; how to produce risk assessments and method statements and how to plan work programmes for self and small teams installing industrial and commercial systems.

·         Understand the preparation requirements for work areas in new and existing building services engineering sites.

Installing Pipework ·         Understand pipework fabrication and jointing techniques for industrial and commercial systems, including prefabricated and/or modularised components and distribution systems.

·         Understand the preparation, procedures, process, standards and codes of practice required to undertake welding of industrial and commercial systems pipework.

Installing Systems ·         Understand the design principles, layout, and operating principles, installation, testing, pre- commissioning, commissioning and decommissioning techniques for new and existing industrial and commercial cold water systems, hot water systems, heating systems, chilled water systems, compressed air systems and steam systems.

·         Understand the principles and requirements of industrial and commercial gas, oil and solid fuel systems and mechanical sustainable energy systems

 

Skills

Skills What is required
Working Safely ·         Apply relevant safety legislation, codes of practice and safe working practices to self and others in building services engineering working environments.
Planning, Preparing and Working Sustainably ·         Plan, organise and undertake the installation of industrial and commercial systems in ways which use resources effectively to complete work, with consideration for cost, quality, safety, security and environmental impact, within relevant legislative requirements, codes of practice and industry recognised practices.

·         Prepare work areas in new and existing sites to undertake building services engineering industrial and commercial systems installation.

Installing Pipework ·         Apply pipework fabrication and jointing techniques for industrial and commercial systems, including prefabricated and/or modularised components and distribution systems and natural gas distribution pipework.
 Installing Systems ·         Apply installation, testing, pre-commissioning, commissioning and decommissioning techniques for industrial and commercial; cold water systems; hot water systems, heating systems, chilled water systems.

 

Behaviours

Behaviours What is required
Communicating effectively ·         Use oral, written and electronic methods to communicate technical and other information effectively with work colleagues, other tradespeople, clients representatives, supervisors, and other members of the building services engineering and wider construction team.
Working effectively and efficiently ·         Work reliably and effectively without supervision, to the appropriate codes of practice and be aware of the needs and concerns of others, especially where related to diversity and equality.

·         Solve problems within their own scope of responsibility, by applying technical and behavioural skills and knowledge to define the problem, identify, evaluate and select alternatives and implement solutions.

Taking responsibility ·         Accept responsibility for the work of self and others under their control
Managing tasks ·         Accept allocate and supervise technical and other tasks.
Working with others ·         Work effectively with colleagues, the public, other tradespeople, clients representatives, supervisors, and other members of the building services engineering and wider construction team.

·         Support the learning and development of others through activities such as mentoring, and sharing professional expertise and knowledge.

Continuing personal development ·          Maintain and enhance competence in own area.
Working ethically ·         Exercise responsibilities in an ethical manner.

Career Opportunities & Further Study

This apprenticeship can lead onto full time employment or Site Supervisor Level 4 Apprenticeship.

Assessment

Assessment: On-programme

  • Structured programme of learning and assessment
  • Compilation of a Record of Achievement which forms the basis of the End Point Assessment Professional Discussion
  • Level 3 Heating and Ventilating Craftsperson Qualification

Assessment Gateway

  • Confirmation from Employer and Training Provider that the learner is ready to access the end point assessment
  • Level 3 Heating and Ventilating Craftsperson Qualification achieved
  • Level 2 English and Maths and Level 1 Information & Communication Technology achieved

End Point Assessment

Assessments must be accessed in the given order– the apprentice must pass each assessment component before moving onto the next one.

The Independent Assessment Organisation must be registered on the Register of Apprentice Assessment Organisations. It has overall responsibility for coordinating the End Point Assessment and for the final sign off of the apprenticeship as having been satisfactorily completed

Entry Requirements

A-C/9-4 GCSE Maths and English or Functional Skills Level 2 equivalent.

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