This level 3 Building Services Design Technician apprenticeship standard is suitable for those who are going to work for clients, consultancies, and contractors. A Building Services Design Technician provides assistance to engineers and other construction professionals in the development of cost effective technical and sustainable design solutions involving the production of three-dimensional models, calculations, specifications, reports and drawings taking into account, where appropriate, pre-fabrication techniques. All candidates should have a creative and analytical outlook that can be applied to the workplace.
On programme qualifications:
BTEC LEVEL 3 National diploma in Building services engineering.
The apprenticeship consists of work based and classroom learning to support learners though their on-programme qualifications and end point assessment.
Possible progression routes:
Level 4 Building Services Design Technician
L6 Building services Design Engineer (degree)
Possible job roles:
Building Services Design Technician
- Employment in a suitable role for the chosen apprenticeship is essential. Northern Skills Group will work with applicants to help find a suitable employer where possible, but we advise anyone looking to undertake an apprenticeship to actively seek employment for themselves.
- Applicants are required to have gained a Level 2 English and Maths (GCSE Grades 9-4 / A-C). Certificates will need to be produced at enrolment. If proof cannot be produced or you do not meet these entry requirements, then applicants will be invited to complete an initial assessment prior to acceptance. An interview will take place.
- If you do not have a grade 9 to 4 in English and / or Maths (grade A-C for previous GCSE measures) you will be required to continue studying these subjects.
This qualification is assessed through a mixture of assignments and exams delivered over 2 or 3 years day release.
The EPA (end-point assessment) process consists of a presentation and questioning on a technical project brief and a structured interview informed by a project report.
Some of the typical units that will studied at college during your day release are:
- Health and safety in construction
- Construction Principles
- Construction design
- Provision of primary services in construction
- Building services science
Whilst at work you will be developing your skills in your area of specialism such as: