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Building Services Engineering Craftsperson Apprenticeship Standard

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    A Building Services Engineer makes buildings work. It is a specialist branch of engineering within the construction sector. Craftspersons undertake the installation, testing, precommissioning, 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.

    Delivery model and duration:

    Apprentices will attend college on a block release. Theory lessons will be reinforced in the workplace and practical skills will be practised and enhanced in college and the workplace. This can be supported by some remote delivery if required.

    Duration: 24 months plus End Point Assessment

    Ideal for:
    • Individuals seeking a career in the construction trade
    • Existing employees wishing to upskill

    The apprenticeship will cover the following core areas:

    • Working Safely
    • Working Sustainably
    • Planning and Preparing
    • Installing Pipework and Systems
    • Communicating Effectively
    • Working Effectively and Efficiently
    • Taking Responsibility
    • Managing Tasks

    Benefits for learners

    • Receive training from experts with years of industry experience
    • Gain a nationally recognised qualification
    • Become occupationally competent
    • Advance career aspirations

    • Level 3 Heating and Ventilating Craftsperson
    qualification (complete with welding option)
    prior to end point assessment
    • Functional Skills Maths and English at Level 2


  • Employers

    Benefits to business

    • Gain qualified employees who have the relevant knowledge and
      skills to work in in housing, healthcare, social care, hospitality,
      education, commercial, leisure, retail, public and private sector
    •  Upskill existing members of staff

    End Point Assessment
    The End Point Assessment will test the entire Standard, and be undertaken as follows:
    • Knowledge Test
    • Craftsperson Skills Test
    • Professional discussion supported by the apprentice’s record of achievement


    Unit Overview
    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.


    Unit Overview
    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
    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 Pipework Apply pipework fabrication, installation and jointing techniques for industrial and commercial system components to
    industry recognised standards. This includes prefabricated and/or modularised components and distribution systems,
    and including the assembly, positioning, orientation and fixing of storage vessels, heat emitters, pressure vessels,
    controls. Undertake allocated work tasks in the testing, pre-commissioning, commissioning and decommissioning of
    industrial and commercial cold-water systems, hot water systems, heating systems and chilled water systems.
    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.

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