Building Services Engineering Service and Maintenance Engineer

Key Information

Level 3
Typical Duration 4 Years
Delivery Model Day Release
Delivery Location City Skills, Lissadel Street, M6 6AP
Start Date September 2020

Programme Summary

Building services make 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:

Water supply
Waste (effluent discharge) and drainage
Related electrical isolation, disconnection, reconnection and reactivation
Monitoring and managing the operation of plant and equipment through building energy management systems
The work involves completing planned preventive maintenance and remedial repairs to building services systems and equipment.

The Building Services Engineering level 3 Standard is for candidates who want to be able to service and maintain building services systems and equipment in industrial and commercial buildings, working with a high level of autonomy.

The apprentice will also be able to carry out maintenance (planned and reactive), testing, commissioning and de-commissioning of the above system types, with the ability to liaise and communicate with other trades, clients and supervisors during maintenance operations and procedures.


What will you learn?

This qualification covers the knowledge and understanding of building services engineering maintenance requirements, testing , pre-commissioning, commissioning and de-commissioning of large scale engineering systems, which are used for heating and cooling 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 the building, providing heating, cooling, hot and cold water and utilising fossil fuels and sustainable energy systems.

The qualification covers the detailed knowledge of the systems operating principles. In addition, it also covers the following:

Working safely to identify and establish the requirements for the maintenance of the building services engineering systems
Working to maintenance specifications for control of system components, from written and verbal communications, client’s instructions, drawings or manufacturer’s literature
Liaising and working with other trades, suppliers, and clients as appropriate
Solving problems within the scope of the work they complete
Undertaking work to comply with all relevant regulations and industry standards
Planning and monitoring work programs for planned preventive maintenance, testing, commissioning and de-commissioning systems to comply with all relevant industry requirements and standards
On completion of the Level 3 Building Services Engineering Service and Maintenance Engineer Standard, apprentices will be in possession of all the practical skills and knowledge to work on a range of specialised industrial and commercial installations in the building services industry, and be able to carry out planned and reactive maintenance, commissioning and testing on these systems.

Apprentices will also be able to:

Understand industrial and commercial fuel systems regulations and installation requirements
Understand how to organise resources within building services engineering maintenance
Maintenance of complex industrial and commercial heating, ventilation, hot and cold water systems in the industrial and commercial environment
This an ideal platform for those starting out or wishing to progress their career in building services maintenance, and perhaps choosing to specialise in the management role of Supervisor, Senior Maintenance Engineer or Manager.

How is it delivered and assessed?

Highly qualified, industry experienced and professional Tutors and Assessors will assist and teach you through a programme of coursework, which is both technical in the classroom, supported with practical skills in the workshop. They will support you with collecting evidence from the workplace for completing your record of achievement, using offline and online content to help draw out the knowledge, skills, and behaviors to prepare each apprentice for the end point assessment at the completion of this course.

Your learning journey will be tracked and monitored using performance trackers and regular reviews and action plans by both your Assessors and Tutors, with feedback both to yourself and your employer. This will ensure that your apprenticeship journey is both enjoyable and successful. The course will be delivered to you in a professional manner supported by all the college staff.

Mandatory Qualifications

Functional Skills Level 2 in English (unless previously achieved)
Functional Skills Level 2 in mathematics (unless previously achieved)
End Point Assessment

 The end point assessment for this qualification will consist of:

 A knowledge test
Completion of the record of achievement
A practical observation
A professional discussion with an independent assessor from the appropriate end point assessment organisation (EPAO).

Entry Requirements

English and maths at grade C or equivalent
Apprentices must be in suitable employment and have the opportunity to develop all required knowledge, skills, and behaviors aligned to this apprenticeship standard.