Access to Building Services Engineering (L2 Diploma)

Course Overview

This one year course is an introductory qualification covering building services in the construction industry. Areas of study include:

  • Plumbing
  • Building services installation, servicing and maintenance
  • Heating and ventilating
  • Scientific principles
  • Safe working practices
  • Environmental protection measures

Updated November 2019

Entry Requirements

A combination of GCSE passes, achievement on a relevant progression course and results of an online assessment – this will be discussed at interview. Maths and English at grade C or above would be preferable.

Course Delivery

The course is delivered through a combination of classroom and workshop activities.

Assessment is carried out through continuous assessment of practical activities, practical  assessments, written assignments and computer based assessments.

Progression Opportunities

Successful students can progress to the NVQ Level 2 apprenticeship in plumbing, heating, gas or renewable energy, provided they have secured a work placement.


Additional Information

All students are required to supply the necessary equipment to enable them to commence /complete classroom and workshop activities, these include:

  • Stationery
  • Overalls
  • Boots
  • Safety glasses
  • Tape measure
  • Padlock (for locker)

Funding may be available for these items. Please contact Student Services for further details.

Course deliverable in Welsh: