Building Services Engineering for Construction (T Level)

Building Services Engineering for Construction (T Level)

Subject Area: Plumbing Building Services

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Course Information

  • Start Date: Sep, 2022
  • Attendance: Full-time
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Course Code: 154003
  • Entry Requirements

    4 GCSE passes (grade 5 or above), including English and Maths

    You must be 16-18 to enrol on this qualification.

    Course Overview

    This T Level has been developed in collaboration with building services engineering experts to meet the needs of industry and will prepare you for the workplace.

    You will develop an in-depth understanding of how the construction industry works, the principles of design, and the role of technology and sustainability to enable you to follow a career in heating engineering gas and plumbing or progress to a higher level apprenticeship or degree. You will spend 80% of your time in college learning a broad range of key theories from across the building engineering services sector plus undertake a series of in-depth practical tasks in our purpose-built workshops.

    You will develop your skills in heating engineering, gas and plumbing on a 45-day industry placement with an employer to enhance understanding of the sector. The placement may be undertaken in block release, day release, or a combination of both.

    Pathways for this course include: Gas Engineering, Plumbing and Heating Engineering

    Course Highlights

    All learners will develop a general understanding of construction, including:

    • health and safety
    • the science behind building design, surveying and planning
    • making accurate and appropriate measurements
    • construction methods
    • building regulations and standards
    • data management and information standards in construction
    • relationship management and customer service
    • how the Internet of Things (IoT) impacts construction
    • digital engineering techniques
    • mathematical techniques to solve construction problems
    • construction design principles and processes
    • the construction industry and its role in the economy
    • sustainability and the environmental impact of construction
    • business, commerce and corporate social responsibility

    You will also learn about topics specific to building services engineering, including:

    • building technology principles
    • building services engineering systems
    • maintenance principles
    • tools, equipment and materials

    In addition to the core content, each learner must choose one of the following specialisms:

    • gas engineering
    • plumbing and heating engineering
    • heating engineering and ventilation

    Next Steps

    This course is suitable for anyone wanting a career in construction, specifically in areas such as electric installation and maintenance, plumbing or heating.