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BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Building Services Engineering

  • Fee
    16-18 Free  /  19+ £3,345 per year*
  • Duration of course 72 Weeks (Over 2 years)
  • Course type Part-time
  • This course is suitable for 16-18; Adults

This course is designed for people already employed in the building services industry and associated areas.

Will the course give me what I want?

Course content

Course units include Health, Safety & Welfare, Sustainable Construction, Mathematics, Science & Materials, Building Services Science and a number of other mechanical and electrical engineering subjects related to building services engineering.

On successful  completion of the first year learners achieve the Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma. The full Diploma is claimed at the end of the second year.

Outline of skills and knowledge

BTEC QCF Level 3 qualifications are designed to provide highly specialist work-related content. They give learners the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to prepare for employment or provide career development opportunities for those already in work. 

What have students who have taken this course in the past progressed to?

Successful candidates achieving merits or above overall are invited to enrol on our HNC programme. In recent years the college has had very good success rates for our level 3 and HNC courses with many students progressing further onto degree schemes in Building Services Engineering subjects.

How will I learn?

The course is mainly classroom based with a focus on theoretical approaches to design, analysis and evaluation. 

How will I be assessed?

The twelve units have on average three assessments each. A typical unit will have two independently written coursework assignments and one class-based assessment completed under supervision.

How much time should I be expected to spend on assignments, projects, field trips etc

Learners can always expect to be working on at least one assignment or project at any given time throughout the two years. 

Which awarding body is the course validation by?


What qualifications or skills do I need to show I have before I can enrol?

Candidates must be employed in the building services or related sectors.

Candidates must have Mathematics and English Language skills at level 2 (e.g. GCSE grades C or above). Candidates without formal qualifications can take our initial assessments in mathematics and English to provide evidence of their functional skills capabilities.

All candidates are interviewed by the programme manager and should bring a reference from their employer and previous qualification certificates.

Expected prior knowledge

No prior knowledge is required although in reality candidates possess skills and experience from their working environment. 

English level

Level 2 English Language e.g. GCSE English Language A*-C (B or above is preferred)  

Mathematics level

Level 2 Mathematics e.g. GCSE Mathematics A*-C (B or above is preferred) 

Equipment and other costs

There are no equipment costs for this course. 

For further information and to apply

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* Fee information

Fees shown are set against the current year (August 2017 to July 2018) and are subject to change when Government funding changes are announced.

All our full time further education courses (Entry to Level 3) are free if you are 16-18 years old and meet UK residency requirements. Depending on your circumstances, you may also be eligible for financial support to help with other costs associated with your course such as free school meals and travel.

If you are  enrolling onto a Level 3 or 4 course and aged 19 or over, you may be required to pay fees depending on your residency status, educational background and personal circumstances.