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Programme Description

This course is a level three apprenticeship which has been developed to allow those in work-based learning to demonstrate and enhance their occupational knowledge, skills and understanding within a construction trade of their choice. The apprenticeship allows learners to demonstrate the range of their occupational knowledge, skills and understanding in  either plumbing and heating or electrotechnical installation routes. 

The course is aimed at learners who have either achieved the level two foundation in construction and building services engineering or will be completing the level two core in construction and building services engineering learning and assessments while on their apprenticeship. 

When taken as part of an apprenticeship this qualification will enable learners to be proven as competent to enter employment in the trade of their choice as well as to go on to study other level three construction courses relevant to their choice of trade. 

Options:

  • Plumbing and Heating
  • Electrotechnical Installation

At a Glance

  Full Time

  18 Months

  Ammanford Campus

Programme Features

As an apprentice you will be allocated a training advisor who will oversee and support you through your journey on this framework, working closely both with your employer and tutors at college.

You will be expected to attend college to learn your underpinning knowledge. Assessments will also take place in college and the workplace on a regular basis. This course is both theory and practical based.

Programme Content

Learners will develop their knowledge, skills and understanding for their chosen building services engineering trade as contained in the National Occupational Standards. 

Learners will also complete two core units covering the building services engineering sector and practice in the sector within Wales. 

The qualification will be portable throughout the UK and is aimed to develop learners’ ability to meet the demands of the building services engineering sector in Wales.

Progression & Employment

On completion, the qualification will provide the skills and knowledge required for the learner to be capable of working in the heating and ventilation or electrotechnical installation trades across the UK.  

Method of Assessment (Electrotechnical Installation)

The different entry points onto this qualification mean the assessment routes vary.

The learner may also have to take the level two foundation in construction and building services engineering learning and assessments while on their apprenticeship if not already achieved.

If the learner has achieved the level two progression in building services engineering in the same trade pathway, they must successfully complete:

  • Two externally-set, externally-marked multiple choice tests
  • A Safety Critical Test, externally-set, internally-marked (practical assessments)
  • One employer-set, internally-assessed project covering their chosen trade area
  • One externally-marked professional discussion.

If the learner takes this level three qualification as part of their apprenticeship without first achieving the level two progression in building services engineering in the same trade pathway they must successfully complete: 

  • Three externally-set, externally-marked multiple choice tests
  • A Safety Critical Test, externally-set, internally-marked (practical assessments)
  • One employer set, internally-marked practical project in the trade area
  • One externally-marked professional discussion

Method of Assessment

The different entry points onto this qualification mean the assessment routes vary. 

The learner may also have to take the level two foundation in construction and building services engineering learning and assessments while in their apprenticeship if not already achieved. 

If the learner has achieved the level two progression in building services engineering in the same trade pathway they must successfully complete: 

  • One externally-set, externally-marked multiple choice test
  • One employer set, internally-marked practical project in the trade area
  • One externally-marked professional discussion.

If the learner takes this level three qualification as part of their apprenticeship without first achieving the level two progression in building services engineering in the same trade pathway, they must successfully complete: 

  • Two externally-set, externally-marked multiple choice tests
  • One employer set, internally-marked Practical Project in the trade area
  • One externally-marked Professional Discussion.

Entry Requirements

  • Learners must be aged 16 and above and currently working in the construction sector.
  • GCSE grades A*-D in English or Welsh (first language), maths and one other preferably science related subject or a level one construction related qualification or WJEC L1/2 Constructing the Built Environment or level two Foundation in Construction and Building Services Engineering or level two Progression in Construction.
  • Applicants from mature students are welcomed.
  • Applicants will also need to attend a successful interview.

Additional Costs

Students will be required to source and purchase their own personal protective equipment (PPE) which comprises safety boots, safety glasses, hard hat and hi-vis.

You will need to provide your own stationery and there may also be additional costs if the department arranges educational visits.