HNC in Building Services Engineering

Qualification: BTEC HNC
Level 4

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About this course

This course is designed for experienced employees within the building services engineering industry in the areas of M&E design, installation, project management or estimating. It will prepare you for a range of technical, professional and management careers. Developed with career progression in mind this qualification is recognised by the main professional body CIBSE.

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What you will learn

You will look at building services engineering design and explore the science behind these services. You will also look at management and design principles and how to put them into practice. 

You will study design principles and concepts, and apply all your learning in a group project.

Units for this course include:

  • Design principles and application
  • Applied mathematics in construction
  • Health, safety and welfare
  • Management principles and application
  • Low pressure hot water for non-domestic buildings
  • Air conditioning for industrial and commercial buildings
  • Application of scientific principles to building services engineering
  • Group project

In the second year of study you will have the opportunity to specialise in either electrical or mechanical engineering.

Learning style

This is a theory and work-related course. You will learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands.

  • Heating and ventilation workshop
  • Electrical workshop
  • CAD suite

Continuous assessment of assignments and projects; either controlled or set as coursework.

Entry requirements

You should be at least 18 years of age and have either:

  • At least one A-Level and 5 GCSE grades A*-C/9-4 (including English, maths and an appropriate science or technology subject)
  • A-Level related level 3 qualification such as BTEC Extended Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment
  • Those with substantial professional experience in the sector will also be considered

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

What next?
  • HND or degree level course in construction and the built environment
  • Professional qualifications offered by CIBSE
  • Employment in Building Services in roles such as Quantity Surveyor, Building Services Engineer or Civil Engineer.
Additional information

This qualification is awarded by BTEC Edexcel, 190 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7BH. Telephone 0844 576 0026