Level 4 Building Services Engineering Technician

Overview

  • Adults

Details

What does the course include?

The occupation covered by this standard is Building Services Engineering Technician and typical job titles can include: Assistant Project Engineer, Assistant Engineer or Building Services Site Technician. In the case of SME building services engineering specialist contractors the roles are likely to include Assistant Project Managers, Project Managers and Site Managers. They are associated with the supervision of the installation’ commissioning or servicing of environmental technologies on construction projects and are based on construction sites with occasional time in offices. 

Occupational profile

The main duties and tasks of a Building Services Engineering Technician are:

  • Supervision of the installation of environmental technologies into buildings
  • Assisting design teams with building services engineering solutions on construction projects
  • Supervision of specialist contractors
  • Control of health and safety on construction projects
  • Recording, control and reporting of progress on a construction project
  • Minimisation of the environmental impact of construction projects
  • Control the quality of works on a construction project
  • Ensure compliance with contractual conditions on a project

Building Services Units:

1 - Individual Project (Pearson Set)
2 - Construction Technology
3 - Science & Materials
4 - Construction Practice and Management
8 - Mathematics for Construction
9 - Principles of Heating Services Design & Installation
10 - Principles of Ventilation & Air Conditioning Design & Installation
19 - Principles of Electrical Design & Installation

How is the course assessed?

Most assessment is through written coursework although there are some class-based tests and one group project. A typical unit may include two coursework assignments and one class-based open-book test.

Awarding body

Edexcel

End Point Assessment

The EPA consists of two distinct methods: A presentation and structured interview. There are two stages to the EPA – a preparation and a face to face stage.

Stage 1 – is the preparation for the presentation and structured interview. It will consist of:

  • A project which will test the apprentice’s ability to integrate the knowledge, skills and behaviours acquired during the apprenticeship by developing a response to a technical brief set by the assessment organisation, with a number of options and a rationale for the choice of one as the optimum solution
  • A written report of 1500-1600 words which demonstrates how, in the course of their apprenticeship, the apprentice has integrated the knowledge, skills and behaviours to be a competent Building Services Engineering Technician. The report is verified by a professionally qualified engineer and will be used to inform the structured interview.

Stage 2 – is the face to face stage which will consist of:

  • A 10 minute presentation by the apprentice to the Assessor Panel showcasing their response to the project brief, which will be supported by ‘hard copy’ such as slides and information such as drawings, spreadsheets. This will be followed by 10-15 minutes of questions and discussion. The presentation and questions following this, together with the ‘hard copy’, will both be marked.
  • A 30-40 minute structured interview based on the written report submitted prior to the interview, the purpose being to determine the apprentice’s ability to integrate the knowledge, skills and behaviours acquired during the apprenticeship. The written report will not be marked.

For further information or to apply please contact the Apprenticeship Team on 020 7258 5658 or email apprenticeships@cwc.ac.uk

Entry Requirements

The course is more likely to benefit applicants already working in the industry, however each candidate will be assessed on previous experience and qualifications including:

  • BTEC Level 3 qualifications in Building Services Engineering or Civil Engineering
  • Relevant A Levels (e.g. Mathematics or Physics)
  • Work related experience and other Level 3 qualifications will be considered for mature applicants
  • Successful applicants are recommended to purchase the latest edition of the IEE Wiring Regulations.

Support

Childcare

Financial support to help with childcare

Care to learn - childcare support for young people aged 16-20

If you are aged under 20 at the beginning of your course, or moving to the 2nd year of a level 3 course, and are caring for your own child you may be entitled to £175.00 maximum per week, per child through Care to Learn. 

Please ensure you register on the Care to Learn website even if you haven’t chosen your childcare provider or the course you want to study.  Once you have registered Care to Learn will confirm financial support in principle.

For further details and help with making an application please visit https://www.gov.uk/care-to-learn or speak to a Student Advisor.

Childcare support for people aged 20+

Financial support towards the cost of nursery, childminder, breakfast clubs and after-school clubs.

If you are aged 20+ when you start a course and need financial support to help with the cost of childcare while you study the college may be able to help.

You will be required to make use of any government NEF or 2+ Funding before requesting any financial support from the college.

It is essential that you speak to a Student Advisor prior to enrolling on a course to discuss your personal circumstances, childcare needs and to find out if there are funds available.

Eligibility for help with childcare costs is based on your personal circumstances.

General eligibility criteria:

  • Aged 20 and over
  • Considered a home student for fee purposes
  • Fully enrolled on a programme of study funded by the Education and Skills Funding Agency  or in receipt of a 19+ Advanced Learning Loan
  • Discussed and had confirmation of funding for childcare support before enrolling

Financial eligibility:

 You need to have evidence that you meet general discretionary Learner Support Funds or 19+ Advanced Learning Loan bursary fund criteria:

  • on a low income / a dependent of someone who is on a low income or in receipt of a means tested benefit e.g. Income Support / Jobseekers Allowance, Employment Support Allowance, housing benefit etc.

When looking for childcare please be aware:

  • all childcare providers must be OFSTED registered
  • any 2+ or 3+ government funding must be used by the student. Only additional hours needed for study will be funded by the College.
  • childcare will only be paid for days when you are attending College or a mandatory work placement.
  • students on full-time courses will be a priority for childcare funding.
  • childcare places will be subject to a contract between College/student/nursery.
  • childcare payments are made subject to students reaching 85% attendance on a monthly basis.

All childcare applicants approved for funding will be required to sign our Terms & Conditions and MUST inform the College immediately should they stop attending lessons for any reason.

Email learner.services@cwc.ac.uk to put your name on the childcare waiting list.  You MUST speak to a member of the Student Advice or Learner Services team before you enrol on a course.