Apprenticeship: Building Services Engineering Technician – Level 4

in Modern Methods of Construction and Offsite

Apprenticeship: Building Services Engineering Technician – Level 4


36 months (not including End Point Assessment).

Delivery Location

IoT Dudley Starting September 2021

Delivery Partners
Dudley College

Delivery Model

• Day release.

Entry Requirements

Individual employers will determine their own entry requirements, but the typical entry requirements for this Apprenticeship will be 5 GCSEs or equivalent, including Mathematics, English and a Science; or a Level 3 Apprenticeship.

Occupational Profile

The occupation covered by this standard is Building Services Engineering Technician and typical job titles can include: Assistant Project Engineer, Assistant Engineer or Building Services Site Technician. In the case of SME building services engineering specialist contractors the roles are likely to include Assistant Project Managers, Project Managers and Site Managers. They are associated with the supervision of the installation commissioning or servicing of environmental technologies on construction projects and are based on construction sites with occasional time in offices.

The main duties and tasks of a Building Services Engineering Technician are:

• Supervision of the installation of environmental technologies into buildings
• Assisting design teams with building services engineering solutions on construction projects
• Supervision of specialist contractors
• Control of health and safety on construction projects
• Recording, control and reporting of progress on a construction project
• Minimisation of the environmental impact of construction projects
• Control the quality of works on a construction project
• Ensure compliance with contractual conditions on a project.

Training and Development Summary

The following qualification will be gained:

• A Level 4 qualification in Construction and Built Environment that meets the knowledge requirements of the standard and is approved by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers as meeting the educational requirements for EngTech LCIBSE.

The recommended approach is that the apprentice will demonstrate their progress through a combination of written/on-line examinations, assignments, documented development reviews with experienced professionals, completion of work based projects, and the maintenance of a portfolio of evidence. These will be supervised by in-company mentors and tested by external assessors and verifiers.

The recommended qualifications for the achievement of the standard will be a Level 3 Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment (Building Services Engineering) and a Level 3 Diploma for Building Services Engineering Technicians.

Course content:

1. The different techniques and methods used to design building engineering services projects. This includes an understanding of how technologies, components and requirements are converted into building engineering systems designs including use of relevant standard

2. The appropriate scientific, technical and engineering principles relating to the design of building engineering services projects. This includes an understanding of the mathematical, scientific and engineering techniques required to support the design and construction processes

3. How to work effectively and contribute to engineering solutions by the correct use of resources and time. This includes an understanding of project management systems, tools and techniques as they are applied to the design and construction process

4. How to communicate effectively using a range of techniques. This includes an understanding of different communication methods and when to use them; how to write technical reports, technical drawing conventions and engineering terminology; collaboration and effective team working.

5. The code of conduct of relevant professional bodies and institutions including ethics and their application in design and delivery of projects. Understanding of the protection of client confidentiality, the need to adhere to corporate and institutional policies on ethics and diversity and the professional obligation to make a contribution to society

6. Safe working practices and how to comply with the Understanding of regulations such as Construction, Design and Management (CDM), hazard identification, and risk mitigation.

7. Sustainable development and their own contribution to economic, environmental and social wellbe Understanding of legislative, company and client sustainability and environmental policies and their effect on the design and construction of buildings.

8. Sources of and approaches to Continuing Professional Development (CPD). Understanding of appraisal schemes, CPD obligations and competency requirements relating to self and others

A Building Services Design Technician will be able to:

1. Select and use appropriate scientific, technical and engineering principles, techniques and methods to contribute to the design and delivery of building engineering services projects. Ability to produce and self-check; calculations, models and drawings; use appropriate software systems and other tools for data gathering, CAD, BIM, Revit, project management; and assist with site surveys and inspection

2. Work with others to contribute to produce integrated engineering solutions by the correct use of resources and time. This includes the ability to contribute to developing and evolving solutions to engineering problems whilst working to programme and within budge

3. Manage and maintain the quality of their work and that of others. Assess the task to be done, plan/schedule work and manage time; decide when to allocate work to other people; maintain the flow of information; follow technical procedures, check work at an appropriate level and against appropriate standards and specification Keep well organised personal records of work undertaken

4. Communicate effectively and appropriately with others using a range of techniques

including verbal communication, written reports, models and drawings.

5. Keep themselves and others safe by adhering to safe working practices. Ability to identify hazards and assess risks, follow safe systems of work and adhere to all company safety policie

6. Maintain their skills base and learning. Ability to assess their own competence against training objectives and identify development needs and training action plans.

Professional Recognition and Career Progression

This Apprenticeship will include the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to achieve Technician status with the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (EngTech LCIBSE). The Technician Professional Review process for EngTech LCIBSE is included in the end-point assessment process for this Apprenticeship and will lead to the designatory letters EngTech LCIBSE and the status of Engineering Technician.

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