Course at a glance

Subject Area:

Building Services Engineering


Study Programme


Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma

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Course Length:

2 years


North Street Campus

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Course overview

This BTEC Level 3 Building Services Engineering course covers the maths and science related to construction and building services and how to design plumbing, heating & air conditioning systems that are efficient and environmentally-friendly.

This is a 16-18 year study programme course, it is for students who are finishing year 11 this year, or for those who have recently left. It is equivalent to 3 A-Levels.

In the first year you will study the BTEC Level 3 in Construction & the Built Environment, and in the second year you will complete modules in Building Services Engineering.

Building services engineers are responsible for the design, specification and management of systems in new and existing buildings creating a safe and comfortable environment. This includes heating, lighting, water supplies, plumbing, control systems and fire, security and alarm systems.

Our study programmes include a vocational course, English and maths, work experience and employability skills.

Students also have the opportunity to take part in sport and enrichment activities alongside their course.

You can easily transfer from a study programme onto a building services engineering apprenticeship course if you secure employment in the building services engineering industry.

Course content

On this Building Services Engineering BTEC Level 3 course you will study:

  • The underpinning mathematics and science related to construction and building services
  • How to design systems such as plumbing, heating and air conditioning
  • How to design control systems to ensure the efficient and environmentally sustainable provision of services

No matter what level you are currently working at, you will continue learning English and maths throughout your course. 

Entry requirements

This qualification requires 4 GCSEs, including English, Maths and Science at grade 4 or above, plus one other subject at grade 4 and above.

If you’re interested in this course but don’t have these grades, please still get in touch as we can offer you support to achieve Maths and English qualifications.

If you do not meet the entry requirements you could study a Level 2 BTEC Certificate.

To speak with an adviser, please call 0113 222 6002.


What can I do after this course?

After completing this course there are a number of options available for you; depending on your final grade you could move onto a higher education course including a HNC in Building Services Engineering, a HND in Building Services Engineering, a Higher Apprenticeship or progress to university.

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