Construction T level: Building Services Engineering - Heating Engineering and Plumbing specialism
Construction, Planning and the Built Environment
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What will you be working towards?
||Construction T level: Building Services Engineering - Heating Engineering and Plumbing specialism
This T Level has been developed in collaboration with building services engineering experts so the content meets 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 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 as well as developing your skills in heating engineering and plumbing on a 45-day industry placement where you will work with an employer to enhance your skills and understanding of the sector. The placement may be undertaken in block release, day release, or a combination of both. The College will support you to find the best placement to suit you.
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You will learn a broad range of core skills from across the whole sector as well as for your chosen specialism of heating engineering and plumbing, this will give you a breadth of knowledge and transferable skills.
Over the two years, you will cover health and safety, science, design, construction and the built environment, industry, sustainability, measurement, building technology, information and data, relationship management, digital technology, and commercial/business. In the second year, you will focus on skills specific to heating engineering and plumbing working towards the following performance outcomes:
- Installing heating and plumbing systems
- Commissioning heating and plumbing systems
- Maintaining heating and plumbing systems
- Decommissioning heating and plumbing systems
You will work on an employer set project during your industry placement to give you hands-on experience and put the theory you have learned into practice as well as developing invaluable workplace skills such as communication skills, teamwork, and problem-solving.
English, maths, and digital skills relevant to Building Services Engineering will be integrated throughout the course and you must achieve a level 2 in English and maths as a minimum exit requirement.
How will it be delivered?
You will be assessed via a variety of formal methods during your course plus assessments such as external exams, controlled assessments, an employer-led set project, and summarise your learning through practical assignments.
This will generate an overall grade of pass, merit, distinction, or distinction*. You will be awarded a nationally recognised certificate which will show a breakdown of what you have achieved and can be worth up to 168 UCAS points.
Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate a minimum of 90% attendance at your last place of work or study. A GCSE in both English and maths at grade 4 or above or Functional Skills in both English and maths at Level 2, plus a minimum of two other GCSE's at grade 4 or above including science and a design technology based related subject.
All students will undertake a probationary period for the first six weeks of their programme. During this time, attendance, attitude, attainment and application towards study will be monitored. A final decision as to the most appropriate level of study and the outcome will be discussed with you towards the end of your probationary period.
Your next steps...
On successful completion of all elements of your programme you will gain a T Level in Construction: Building Services Engineering and be qualified to progress straight to a career in Heating Engineering and Plumbing or continue to an apprenticeship/higher level apprenticeship or degree.
Our independent careers advisors can support you through your next steps and provide information, advice, and guidance.