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Level 4 Building Services Engineering Technician Higher Apprenticeship

Course at a glance

Subject Area:

Building Services




Level 4

Course Start:


Course Length:

3 years


South Bank Campus


Funding band - £12,000

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Course overview

This is a Level 4 Building Services Engineering Technician apprenticeship. 

If required, the first year will include a Level 3 Bridging Course to prepare the apprentice for their HNC.

The second and third year of the course will include a Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Building Services Engineering with specific units including principles of heating services, building information modelling, construction practice & management and principles of ventilation and air conditioning.

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 (EPA).

What would apprentices learn at College?

  • Health and safety and the principles and responsibilities, imposed law and other regulations in a building services environment
  • The sustainability issues in projects across economic, social and environmental aspects
  • Engineering techniques, procedures and methods and the principles of design
  • Management principles and the project management lifecycle and the contractual conditions on a project
  • The importance of project planning and resourcing and be able to analyse different techniques
  • How to define the quality required and the commissioning process on a finished building services project

Entry requirements

A BTEC Extended Diploma, Diploma, Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship or one/two A level (s), in a relevant subject (maths, science, geography). Alternative qualifications and relevant experience may also be considered.

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 4 Building Services Engineering 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).

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


0113 222 6023


Next steps

After completing this course there are a number of options available; apprentices could seek full-time employment or consider a degree or degree apprenticeship in building services.

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