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Building Services Design Technician Apprenticeship

Course at a glance

Subject Area:

Building Services Engineering




Level 3 BTEC Diploma

Course Start:


Course Length:

3 years


South Bank Campus


Funding band - £12,000

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Course overview

This Level 3 Building Services Design Technician Apprenticeship is available to anyone aged over 16.

Building services engineers are responsible for the design, installation and maintenance of systems in new and existing buildings, such as heating, lighting, water supplies, plumbing, control systems and fire, security and alarm systems.

The recommended qualifications for the achievement of the standard will be a Level 3 Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment (Building Services Engineering) and a Level 3 Diploma for Building Services Engineering Technicians.

The apprentice will complete an online portfolio of evidence which will be supervised by in-company mentors and LCB assessors.

Completion of the apprenticeship standard will be confirmed following the satisfactory conclusion of an End Point Assessment.

What would apprentices learn at College?

  • The different techniques and methods used to design building engineering services projects
  • The appropriate scientific, technical and engineering principles relating to the design of building engineering services projects 
  • How to work effectively and contribute to engineering solutions by the correct use of resources and time
  • How to communicate effectively using a range of techniques
  • The code of conduct of relevant professional bodies and institutions including ethics and their application in design and delivery of projects 
  • Safe working practices and how to comply with the 
  • Sustainable development and their own contribution to economic, environmental and social wellbeing 
  • Sources of and approaches to Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Entry requirements

Typically an apprentice will be expected to have achieved at least 5 GCSEs at grades (9-4) A*-C including maths, English and science or their equivalent.

Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to have achieved this prior to taking the End Point Assessment.

Employers may specify additional entry requirements.

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

Information for employers

If you are considering taking on an apprentice and would like to find out more about the Level 3 Building Services Design Technician 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).


0113 222 6023


Next steps

After completing this course there are a number of options available; depending on your final grade you could move onto a higher education course including a HNC/HND, higher apprenticeship or a degree at university, or you could seek employment.

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