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Building Services Engineering BTEC Level 3 Course

Course at a glance

Subject Area:

Building Services Engineering


Study Programme


Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma

Course Start:


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.

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

All applicants will attend an information day.

You will then be invited to attend an interview.

You will need 4 GCSEs at grade A*-C (9-4) including English, maths and science and/or a Level 2 BTEC Diploma (including maths at Merit or above).

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

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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