Course at a glance

Subject Area:

Heating & Ventilating




Level 2 NVQ Diploma

Course Start:


Course Length:

Level 2 - 24 months


North Street & South Bank Campus


Funding band 10 - £12,000

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Course overview

This Level 2 Building Services Engineering Installer apprenticeship is available to anyone over the age of 16 who meets the entry requirements.

It replaces the Level 2 Heating & Ventilation (Industrial & Commercial) apprenticeship.

Building services engineering installers work on large scale industrial and commercial systems such as heating, air conditioning and water supply, which are used in offices, hospitals, schools, shopping centres and leisure complexes.

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.

It is recommended that apprentices have good GCSEs. All applicants will sit an entry test to determine their English and maths skills.

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?

  • The basic operating principles, installation, testing, pre- commissioning, commissioning and decommissioning processes of industrial and commercial water, heating, compressed air and steam systems
  • How system components relate to each other within each of the industrial and commercial systems, including the assembly, positioning, orientation and fixing requirements of storage vessels, heat emitters, pressure vessels, controls
  • Safe working practices applying to themselves and others in building services engineering working environments
  • Basic scientific principles underpinning building services engineering industrial and commercial systems including measurement, force and pressure, heat and power, materials and electricity
  • Environmental protection measures within building services engineering
  • How to plan and organise allocated component installation work tasks
  • How to prepare work areas to undertake allocated component installation work

Information for employers

If you are considering taking on an apprentice and would like to find out more about the Level 2 Building Services Engineering Installer 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 level 3 apprenticeship, into higher education or seek permanent employment.

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