About the course
This apprenticeship is suitable for you if you want to start a career or develop your existing skills in Building Services. A Building Services apprenticeship will include assessing the environmental impact and risks connected to projects, discussing requirements with the client and colleagues, provide technical and functional support, and monitor and implement building services engineering projects.
Suitable job roles
- Mechanical Engineer
- Electrical Engineer
- Building Services Engineer
- Projects Engineer
- Maintenance Engineer
What you will learn
Main duties will include:
- Assessing environmental impact and risks
- Client briefs and requirements
- Technical and functional support
- Monitor and implement building services engineering projects
As an apprentice you can expect to undertake work based learning with an employer and to be paid a wage. The apprenticeship will include an NVQ diploma, functional skills and knowledge based element or technical certificate.
- Heating & ventilation workshop
- Electrical workshop
- Welding workshop
- CAD suite
- Off-site surveying
- Extensive research facilities
A full assessment will take place to ensure you have the skills to complete the qualification. As this is an advanced apprenticeship, all applicants will require GCSEs at grade A*-C/9-4 in English and maths (or equivalent), or can demonstrate through the assessment process that they will be able to achieve this. By completing a workplace audit the Apprenticeship Coordinator will be able to establish whether you are covering the right level of tasks in the workplace to support the criteria necessary for the on-site evidence.
Note - You will be required to attend an interview at the College prior to enrolling onto an apprenticeship.
Dates, times & fees
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You will attend college one day a week to ensure you get the support you need to succeed. The rest of the training will take place in the workplace with in-house training by the employer and an assessor who will visit you on site.
Evidence of knowledge and competency can be obtained through: observations in the workplace, physical products of work, reports, plans, online assessments, correspondence, witness testimony, discussion and questioning.
Apprentices will also be assigned an Assessor, who will visit them every 12 weeks to ensure they are happy with their progress and on track to achieve.
Studied Professional Construction & Built Environment at City College.
Now a Building Services Engineer at Gary Jones Associates.
Southampton teenager Thomas Campbell is fast-forwarding a career for himself as a building services engineer with help from City College Southampton.
The 19-year-old, from Bassett Green, is undertaking his level 5 HND apprenticeship qualification - which is equivalent to a foundation degree - and working with one of the region’s leading building services engineering firms, Gary Jones Associates Limited (GJAL).