BTEC HNC in Building Services Engineering

Overview

  • H.E. Students

Details

What does the course include?

The course consists of ten units designed to give you a thorough understanding of the principles of Building Services Engineering:

  • design principles and application for construction and the built environment
  • application of scientific principles to building services engineering.
  • group project in the construction industry
  • health, safety and welfare for construction and the built environment
  • building management systems for building services engineering
  • electrical installation for building services engineering
  • electrical and electronic control principles for building services engineering
  • applied mathematics for construction and the built environment
  • low pressure hot warer for non-domestic buildings
  • thermo fluids and acoustic criteria for building services engineering

How is the course assessed?

Most assessment is through written coursework although there are some class-based tests and one group project. A typical unit may include two coursework assignments and one class-based open-book test.

Where does it lead?

The course provides a nationally recognised qualification for those employed in the Building Services industry and associated areas. Students on the course are encouraged to gain membership to the CIBSE or other relevant professional institutions.

Further study opportunities include HND and/or Degree level courses in Building Services Engineering.

What qualification do I get on completing this course?

BTEC HNC

Where have students gone to after completing this course?

University, Higher Education study

Is there additional work required by the student?

To successfully complete this course you will be expected to spend a number of additional hours a week on assignments, project or field trips.

What are the expected employment areas with this course?

Engineering

Awarding Body

Entry Requirements

What do I need to get on to the course?

The course is more likely to benefit applicants already working in the industry, however each candidate will be assessed on previous experience and qualifications including:

  • BTEC Level 3 qualifications in Building Services Engineering or Civil Engineering
  • Relevant A Levels (e.g. Mathematics or Physics)
  • Work related experience and other Level 3 qualifications will be considered for mature applicants
  • Successful applicants are recommended to purchase the latest edition of the IEE Wiring Regulations.

The interview process

All candidates are interviewed by the programme manager. Qualification certificates and an employer reference should be made available at interview.

Candidates are required to provide a suitable reference. 

Support

Higher Education Fees

Paying for your course

To cover tuition fees, loans are available from the government. You may also get support towards your living costs. The amount you can borrow depends on where you live and your household income. There is also extra support for those with special circumstances, for example, if you have children or adult dependants, a disability, long-term health condition, mental-health condition, or specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia or dyspraxia.

How are these loans paid back?

You must pay back Tuition Fee Loans and Maintenance Loans. You pay interest on these. 
You don’t have to pay back other student finance such as grants and bursaries.
Repayments are based on your income, not on what you have borrowed. 
You only start repaying the loan once you’ve left university or college and your income is over £25,725 a year.
  • Repayments are 9% of everything earned in excess of £25,725.  
  • If your income drops below this amount repayments stop.
  • Your repayments will be taken out of your salary at the same time as tax and National Insurance if you’re an employee.
  • If you’re self-employed HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) will work out how much you pay from your tax return. You pay at the same time as you pay your tax.
As a part-time student who earns over £25,725 a year you have to start paying back your loans after 4 years even if the course hasn’t finished. 
After 30 years, regardless of what you have already repaid the debt is wiped. If you never earn over £25,725 then you will never have to repay the loan.  
 
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Accommodation

The College does not have facilities to host students in-house. For guidance on finding accommodation please contact our Student Advisors.

Important Information

Please note that to ensure students get the best experience possible, our Higher Education courses will run subject to numbers. If we are unable to meet our minimum threshold, we will aim to direct you to a provider who has a similar offer.