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Heating & Ventilation Installer Apprenticeship

Qualification: Intermediate
Level 2

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About this apprenticeship

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A Building Services Engineering Installer will be responsible for installing components of large-scale industrial and commercial systems such as heating, chilled water, hot water and cold water which are used for heating workplaces such as those found in industrial and commercial buildings like office blocks, factories, schools and hospitals.

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Throughout the duration of the programme, you will learn a basic knowledge of the systems and how the components within systems relate to each other. As an installer, you will also learn how to:

  • Plan allocated work tasks to install system components;
  • Undertake allocated work tasks in testing system components;
  • Assist in pre-commission testing;
  • Undertake allocated work tasks in de-commissioning

Installers are also able to demonstrate competence in the health and safety, communication, quality control and environmental requirements appropriate to their scope of work. Installers are able to work within new build construction sites and existing buildings under close, but not constant, supervision in the most efficient and economical manner. They must adhere to safe working practices without endangering themselves or others.

There is a qualification embedded into this standard, Level 2 Heating and Ventilating Installer Qualification (Industrial and Commercial), which you will achieve during your time on the programme.


As an apprentice, you can expect to undertake work based learning with an employer who will pay you a wage. In the first year of your apprenticeship, you will attend college for two days per week, and in the second year, you will attend one day per week.

The rest of your training will take place in-house at your workplace by your employer and a qualified assessor who will visit you on-site who will complete assessments and progress reviews.

In order to complete the apprenticeship, you will undertake an End Point Assessment. It measures the knowledge, skills and behaviours each apprentice has developed and will include a knowledge test and an installer skills test. This part of the apprenticeship is employer-led, so it will be your employer who decides if you are ready to undertake your End Point Assessment.

If you would like to read more about the knowledge, skills and behaviours the standard includes, please click here.


To start the apprenticeship, you will need an employer who is willing to take you on as an apprentice, all of which will have different requirements. If you already have an employer, please contact us on. If not, we have a current vacancies page which is regularly updated.

You will be required to attend an initial assessment in Maths and English and a short interview prior to enrolment, and you will be expected to have a C/4 or Level 2 Functional Skill in Maths and English and D/3 or Level 1 Functional Skill in ICT to enter gateway in order for you to complete your End Point Assessment.

You will be required to attend an interview at the College prior to enrolling onto an apprenticeship.

Successful completion of this apprenticeship could help you progress into a range of building services roles such as a Heating and Ventilating Engineer. It would also give you the opportunity to progress onto a Level 3 apprenticeship.

Possible careers

  • Heating and Ventilation Engineer
  • Heating and Ventilation Maintenance Engineer
  • Heating and Ventilation Fitter
  • Heating Service and Maintenance Engineer
  • Ventilation Services Engineer

Information for Employers

Each apprenticeship needs to include 20% off-the-job training. This must amount to 20% of the apprentice’s contracted employment hours across the whole apprenticeship. Off-the-job training is learning undertaken outside of the normal day-to-day working environment and leads towards the achievement of the apprenticeship. Off the Job Training should also be relevant to the knowledge, skills and behaviours detailed in the standard.

End Point Assessment
Each apprentice will need an End Point Assessment (EPA) at the end of their apprenticeship. It measures the skills, knowledge and behaviours each apprentice has developed. Employers will decide when the apprentice is ready to be assessed.