Course at a glance

Subject Area:

Heating & Ventilating




Level 3

Course Start:


Course Length:

Level 3 - 36 months


South Bank Campus


Funding band 12 - £18,000

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Course overview

This Level 3 Building Services Engineering Craftsperson apprenticeship is available to anyone over the age of 16 who meets the entry requirements.

It replaces the Level 3 Heating & Ventilation (Industrial & Commercial) apprenticeship.

Building Services Engineering makes buildings work.  It is a specialist branch of engineering within the construction sector. Craftspersons undertake the installation, testing, pre-commissioning, commissioning and decommissioning of large-scale engineering systems which are used for heating workplaces such as those found in industrial and commercial buildings like office blocks, factories, schools and hospitals.

What skills and qualities do apprentices need?

The skills required by an apprentice building services engineering installer are varied and include:

  • Practical skills
  • Methodical approach
  • Ability to follow technical drawings
  • Attention to detail
  • Comfortable working at heights
  • Numeracy skills

Entry requirements

Apprentices should be aged 16 or over and be employed or secured employment in the industry. Applicants will need to have completed the Level 2 Building Services Engineering Installer Apprenticeship.

You must have achieved a grade 3 or above in both English and Maths for this apprenticeship.

Employers may specify additional entry requirements.

You can search for vacancies on the National Apprenticeship Service page - find an apprenticeship

What would apprentices learn at College?

  • Apply relevant safety legislation, codes of practice and safe working practices to self and others in building services engineering working environments.
  • Plan, organise and undertake the installation of industrial and commercial systems in ways which use resources effectively to complete work, with consideration for cost, quality, safety, security and environmental impact, within relevant legislative requirements, codes of practice and industry recognised practices.
  • Apply pipework fabrication and jointing techniques for industrial and commercial systems, including prefabricated and/or modularised components and distribution systems and natural gas distribution pipework.
  • Apply installation, testing, pre-commissioning, commissioning and decommissioning techniques for industrial and commercial; cold water systems; hot water systems, heating systems, chilled water systems.

Information for employers

If you are considering taking on an apprentice and would like to find out more about the Level 3 Building Services Engineering Craftsperson Apprenticeship please get in touch with the apprenticeship team.

They will be able to advise you on the course content, offer advice for levy and non-levy payers and provide details on the end point assessment (EPA).

You can find out more about this apprenticeship standard on the Institute for Apprenticeship site.

From 1st April 2021 all employers are required to use the government apprenticeship service to secure funding for any apprentices they wish to employ.  Apprentices will be unable to start their course at college without reserving funding. 

We can assist you with this process by providing informative emails, videos and telephone assistance, please get in touch to find out more.


0113 222 6041


Current Vacancies

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If none are showing, you can search and register for job alerts on the apprenticeship vacancy website.

Next steps

After completing this course there are a number of options available, depending on your final grade you could move onto a level 3 apprenticeship, into higher education or seek permanent employment.

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