T Level in Building Services Engineering for Construction


  • 16-18
  • 20* hours per week


This course is suitable for anyone wanting a career in construction, specifically in areas such as electrical installation and maintenance, plumbing or heating. Students can progress into roles such as: Electrician (domestic or industrial), plumber, heating engineer, building services technician or engineer, heating and ventilation engineer, refrigeration and air-conditioning engineer.

This two-year course focus­es on building services sys­tems related primarily to electrical installations and plumbing and their inte­gra­tion into mod­ern build­ing infra­struc­ture. T Lev­els aim to pro­vide the knowl­edge and expe­ri­ence need­ed to open the door to high­ skilled employ­ment, high­er lev­el study or a degree appren­tice­ship. The course is deliv­ered through work­shop-based prac­ti­cal ses­sions, class-based the­o­ret­i­cal deliv­ery and work expe­ri­ence place­ments in both years.

You’ll have access to guest speak­ers and indus­try experts, site vis­its, rel­e­vant field trips and indus­try place­ments on live sites out in the world of work. There is also an employ­er-set project, which you will com­plete as part of a team.

If you are not quite ready for a T lev­el (see Entry Requirements), then a level 2 pro­gramme could give you the chance to improve your mathematics and Eng­lish to move on to a T lev­el the fol­low­ing year.

*You will be timetabled for 20 hours per week in college over 4 days. One day per week is kept free for independent study and possible industry work placements.

What qualification do I get on completing this course?

T Level Technical Qualification in Building Services Engineering for Construction (Level 3)

Where have students gone to after completing this course?

Higher or degree apprenticeships or university

Is there additional work required by the student?

Your core first year is assessed by two examinations and one employer set project. In your second year you will study a specialist occupation (either electrotechnology or plumbing and heating) which is assessed using a single project.

What are the expected employment areas with this course?

Building services roles within construction

Awarding Body

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Entry Requirements

Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above includ­ing English, mathematics and a sci­ence or design tech­nol­o­gy based subject. Stu­dents who have achieved a lev­el 2 Diplo­ma in Elec­tri­cal Installation or Plumbing will be con­sid­ered for this T lev­el if they have achieved mathematics and Eng­lish to Grade 4 or above. If you don’t meet these require­ments but want to start on your cho­sen career path, entry require­ments for our level 2 Study Pro­grammes in Electrical Installations or Plumbing are slight­ly low­er. You will need min­i­mum Grade 3 passes in both Eng­lish (lan­guage) and mathematics. We will consider all applications case-by-case to ensure you get a place on the most suit­able course.


Financial Support for 16-18 Year-olds and Continuing Learners aged 19

The Education Funding Authority has allocated money to colleges to support students who are on low incomes or the dependent of parents on a low income, and need support towards their course-related costs or essential living costs or are facing financial difficulty.

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