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Building Services Engineering (Plumbing and Heating) - Apprenticeship Available in Welsh

Part-Time, Apprenticeship
Level 3
Three or four years
Welsh delivery
Telephone: 01792 284000 (Tycoch)


This course has been developed to allow those in work-based learning to demonstrate and enhance their occupational knowledge, skills and understanding within their Building Servies Engineering trade.  

It is aimed at learners who have either achieved the Level 2 Foundation in Construction and the Built Environment or will be completing the Level 2 Core in Construction and Building Services Engineering learning and assessments while in their apprenticeship. This qualification will enable learners to go on to study other Level 3 Building Services Engineering courses relevant to their choice of trade.  

The Level 2 Core qualification will give learners an overview of the Construction Industry alongside trade specific theory content and plumbing practical training.  

The Level 3 BSE in Plumbing & Heating will focus on theory units which cover design, installation, maintenance and repair on complex domestic systems. Learners will also complete practical training within a workshop setting and will gather suitable practical evidence with their employer.  

Key information

The apprenticeship route is suitable for learners who are: 

  • Aged 16+ currently working in the trade area 
  • Have passed all relevant sector specific entry assessment (where appropriate)  
  • Have achieved one or more of the following (or recognised equivalent):  
    • Foundation in Construction and the Built Environment qualification at Level 2   
    • Progression in Building Services Engineering qualification at Level 2*   
    • Welsh Baccalaureate National Diploma  
    • GCSE grade A*-C in each of the following: - a communication subject, maths and either a science or technical-based subject (e.g. Design & Technology, Electronics) 
    • GCSE grade A*-C in WJEC GCSE Built Environment  
    • Level 2 Access to Building Services Engineering qualification and/or equivalent qualifications.

09:00 – 19:30 1 day a week  

A mix of course work, practical assessments, and online exams.  

Assessment structure   

To achieve this qualification, learners must complete: 

  • Year 1 - Core in Construction & BSE 
  • Year 2 - Building Services Engineering (Level 3) – Plumbing and Heating (Intermediate) 
  • Year 3 - Building Services Engineering (Level 3) – Plumbing and Heating (Advanced).

In Year 4 –  

Learners will be required to complete one of the optional routes from:  

1. Fossil Fuel – Natural Gas (this aligns to IGEM IG1 and ACS assessment standards)  

2. Environmental Technologies (this aligns to MCS requirements) 

Learners that have not completed the L2 Foundation in Construction & Building Services Engineering qualification will begin the course in Year 1 and complete the L2 Core in Construction and BSE. Learners that have completed the Foundation in Construction & BSE will begin the course on Year 2 and start the L3 BSE in Plumbing & Heating.