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Construction, Building Services/Plumbing

All students 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
  • Entry requirements

    A relevant Level 2 Plumbing and Heating & Ventilation qualification Maths and English at GCSE grade 4 (grade C) and 2 GCSEs grade 3 (grade D), including Science and references may be taken up.

  • Who is the course for?

    This qualification is aimed at learners aged 16-18-years old who wish to work within the Building Services Engineering Industry (Gas Engineering).

  • Study methods

    Through a mixture of lectures, discussions, group and pair work, practical demonstrations, role play and work experience. You will also be expected to undertake a significant amount of independent study outside of timetabled classes. You will also undertake 9 WEEKS (45 days) minimum working with an employer on an industry placement.

  • How is the course assessed?

    Learners must complete:

    Two externally set exams covering knowledge from the building services engineering core. The exams provide sufficient sampling of the content and consist of a mixture of short answer questions (SAQs), some of which will be structured, and extended response. The balance of questions in assessing across assessment objectives (AOs) 1, 2 and 3 will allow for the appropriate differentiation of learners to support the reliable setting of boundaries. One employer-set project covering knowledge and skills from the building services engineering core. The employer-set project will consist of a well-defined, real industry-style brief. The brief will be complex and non-routine, and will require the use of relevant maths, English and digital skills. The brief will provide a valid context for the Level 3 learner to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of the core content and their core skills to solve occupationally relevant situations and/or problems. Plus an occupational specialisms assessment, likely to be at the end of year two.

  • More information

    Start Septemeber 2024. Materials fees apply.

  • Where Next – Job Opportunities

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

    • Engineering construction craftworker

    • Engineering construction technician

    • Engineering maintenance technician

    • Security systems installer

    • Heating and ventilation engineer

    • Refrigeration and air conditioning installer

    • Building services engineer

    • Smart meter installer

    • Domestic appliance service engineer

    • Electrical engineering technician

    • Gas service technician

    • Electrician

    • Plumber

    • Pipe fitter
  • Where Next – Further Studies

    You could progress onto an apprenticeship or Higher Education as this course carries UCAS points.

  • How to apply

    To apply for a course either click the APPLY NOW button - fill out the form online and submit

    OR download an application form here and post it to the address on the form.
    When we have received your application we will contact you to arrange an interview time.

Course starting Sep 2024

Starts 2 September 2024

Duration 2 Year(s)

Location Uxbridge Campus

Days/Time Monday-Friday
09:00 - 17:00