What does the course include?
Course units include Health, Safety & Welfare, Sustainable Construction, Mathematics, Science & Materials, Building Services Science and a number of mechanical engineering subjects related to the built environment.
The course provides a nationally recognised qualification for those employed in the Building Services industry and associated areas and can lead onto BTEC Higher National Certificate or Higher Education. Students on the course are encouraged to gain membership to the CIBSE or other relevant professional institutions.
What do I need to get on to the course?
The programme at City of Westminster College is designed for people already employed in the building services industry and associated areas. 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.
How is the course 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.
Where does it lead?
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.
For further information and to apply
If you wish to apply for this course, please complete a College application form.
If you need help before choosing your course, please contact our Information Centre or come along to one of our Open Days.