APPRENTICESHIP IN BUILDING SERVICES ENGINEERING

ADVANCED LEVEL 3 – BSE CRAFTSPERSON

The course covers the understanding and application of the following:

  • Working safely
  • Working sustainably
  • Planning and preparing
  • Installing pipework
  • Installing systems

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.

Craftspersons have detailed knowledge of the system’s operating principles. They also:

set, identify and establish the requirements of the job, whether from drawings or client’s other instructions;

  • liaise and work with other trades, suppliers and clients, as appropriate;
  • solve problems within the scope of the work they carry out;
  • undertake work to comply with all relevant standards;
  • plan and monitor work programmes for installing, testing, pre-commissioning, commissioning and decommissioning systems;
  • contribute to adjusting the configuration of systems as they are installed.

They are able to demonstrate competence in the health and safety, communication, quality control and environmental requirements appropriate to their scope of work.

Craftspersons are able to work within new build construction sites and existing buildings on their own, proficiently and without supervision, in the most efficient and economical manner. They must adhere to safe working practices without endangering themselves or others.

Course Content:

  • Level 3
  • Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Maths and Level 1 ICT (if not already achieved)
  • End point assessment comprising of a knowledge test, craftsperson skills test and professional discussion

Length of Programme:

  • 3 years

ADVANCED LEVEL 3 – BSE SERVICE & MAINTENANCE ENGINEER

The course covers the understanding and application of the following:

  • Working safely
  • Working sustainably
  • Planning and preparing
  • Undertaking planned and reactive maintenance

Building Services Engineering makes buildings work. Service and Maintenance Engineers play a key role in planning and completing a range of maintenance work encompassing industrial and commercial building services engineering systems such as ventilating, heating, water supply, waste (effluent discharge) and drainage. This includes related electrical isolation, disconnection, reconnection and reactivation. They also complete planned preventative maintenance and undertake any required remedial repairs. In addition, they monitor and manage the operation of plant and equipment through building and energy management systems.

They ensure these systems continue to operate to their design specification. They undertake work with a high level of autonomy and require highly developed diagnostic skills, detailed knowledge of system operating principles and the ability to take responsibility for fault finding, fault diagnosis, repair and maintenance of systems, components and equipment found in industrial and commercial buildings like office blocks, shopping centres, hotels, factories, schools and hospitals.

Dealing with clients is an important aspect of Service and Maintenance Engineers work, to ensure maintenance activities are undertaken with minimum down time and impact on the buildings use.

They are able to demonstrate competence in the health and safety, communication, quality control and environmental requirements appropriate to their scope of work.

Service and Maintenance Engineers are able to work within occupied and unoccupied buildings and facilities on their own, proficiently and without supervision, in the most appropriate, efficient and economical manner. They must adhere to safe working practices without endangering themselves or others.

Course Content:

  • Level 3
  • Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Maths (if not already achieved)
  • End point assessment comprising of a knowledge test, written scenario based project, practical observation & professional discussion

Length of Programme:

  • 4 years