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Building Services Engineering Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3

By following the Design Technician pathway of this Apprenticeship you will develop the skills, knowledge and competence required to carry out the duties of a building services Design Technician in the workplace. This programme is designed to cover the skills and knowledge of a wide variety of building services design duties, such as designing, estimating and scheduling lighting, heating and ventilation work to a specification for new buildings or refurbishment projects. This Apprenticeship will take up to two years to complete, and you will normally be required to attend College for one day per week.

Entry requirements

To begin this Apprenticeship you must be employed full-time in a job role related to the course. You will also need a minimum of four GCSEs at grade A*-C (including Maths and Science), or a ConstructionSkills Level 2 Diploma in a construction/plumbing trade.

Course content

Within the College-based technical certificate you will study a range of topics, such as:

  • Construction and the environment
  • Mathematics in construction
  • Science and materials
  • Construction technology and design.
  • You will also study a selection of optional units relevant to this pathway.

You will study to achieve the following qualifications:

  • Construction and the Built Environment BTEC Level 3 Diploma
  • Building Services Engineering for Technicians Level 3 Diploma
  • Maths Functional Skills Level 2 (if required)
  • English Functional Skills Level 2 (if required)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)
  • Employment Rights & Responsibilities.

Further study and career options

On successful completion of this Apprenticeship you can progress to a Foundation Degree related to construction/building services engineering, or seek further employment in the industry.

Additional information

The College-based training will involve several projects relating to site experiences, which will cover the full range of work carried out by site personnel.

Course Information & How to Apply

To start this Apprenticeship you will need to be employed in a relevant job role – visit the Apprenticeships section of our website, where you can view our Apprenticeship vacancies. For further information or queries you can email us or call 01234 291747.

Start DateFeesLocationCourse Code
Flexible Free if 16-18yrs. If 19 or over please ring 01234 291000. Cauldwell Street C1803


Additional Learning Support
If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.  Find out more.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support
At Bedford College, we are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.  Find out more.

We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 for more information.

Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
01234 291000 to order your copy.

Next steps

To be eligible for an apprenticeship you must either be employed on a full-time contract by an employer willing to support your training or have an offer of employment as an apprentice. Bedford College can help you find a job role with an employer if you don’t already have one.

» Find out more and how to apply

Bedford College actively seeks to promote equality of access to education and training and to provide support where appropriate. Employers are made aware that apprentices have the same rights to protection against discrimination, harassment and victimisation under the Equality Act 2010 as employees. 

Apprentices who have disclosed a disability covered by Equality legislation have the right to request reasonable adjustments in the workplace. We will work with employers to ensure that appropriate adjustments are agreed and established to facilitate this.

At the College we provide additional support for students and apprentices who have a specific learning difficulty or disability.

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