Building Services Engineering Craftsperson

Key Information

Level 3
Typical Duration 42 Months
Delivery Model Block Release
Delivery Location City Skills, Lissadel Street, M6 6AP
Start Date September 2020

Programme Summary

A Building Services Engineering Craftsperson undertakes 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, and 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.


What will you learn?

Apprentices will learn:

Relevant safety legislation and safe working practices applying to themselves and others in building services engineering working environments
Scientific principles underpinning building services engineering industrial and commercial systems, including measurement, force and pressure, heat and power, materials and electricity
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
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 themselves and small teams installing industrial and commercial systems
Preparation requirements for work areas in new and existing building services engineering sites
Pipework fabrication and jointing techniques for industrial and commercial systems, including prefabricated and/or modularised components and distribution systems.
Preparation, procedures, process, standards and codes of practice required to undertake welding of industrial and commercial systems pipework
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
Principles and requirements of industrial and commercial gas, oil and solid fuel systems, and mechanical sustainable energy systems

How is it delivered and assessed?

Industry qualified Tutors and Assessors will support and teach you on a structured learning programme, consisting of technical knowledge delivered  in the classroom, practical skills in the workshop, together with evidence from the workplace, using offline and online content to help draw out the skills, knowledge and behaviours to prepare for the end point assessment.

Your journey will be tracked and monitored using our e-portfolio system, with regular reviews and action plans by both your Assessor and Tutor. Regular feedback is provided both to yourself and your employer to make your apprenticeship journey both enjoyable and successful.

Mandatory Qualifications

Level 3 Heating & Ventilating Craftsperson Qualification
Functional Skills Level 1 in IT (unless previously achieved )
Functional Skills Level 2 in English (unless previously achieved)
Functional Skills Level 2 in maths (unless previously achieved)
End Point Assessment

Following the successful completion of a record of achievement log, the end point assessment will consist of:

A multiple choice knowledge test
A craftsperson skills test, observed by an independent assessor (nominated by the approved end point organisation)
A professional discussion, undertaken by an independent assessor (nominated by the approved end point organisation)

Entry Requirements

A full Level 2 (e.g. 5 GCSEs  including English and maths, grades 5-9)
Alternatively, progression from the Building Services Engineering Installer apprenticeship
Apprentices must be in suitable employment to have the opportunity to develop all required knowledge, skills and behaviours aligned to this apprenticeship standard.