Building Services Studies (Plumbing and Electrical)

Course Overview

This  qualification is for learners wanting to learn the basic skills and knowledge involved in plumbing and electrical work. 

These qualifications allow candidates to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in plumbing,  electrical work or building services.

There are nine mandatory units to complete, ranging from:

  • Structure of the construction industry
  • Fundamental safe working practices
  • Environmental and sustainability measures in domestic dwellings
  • Site preparation for working in the construction industry
  • Electrical installation wiring and terminations
  • Above ground drainage
  • Copper pipework
  • Plastic pressure pipework
  • Installation, repair and maintenance of plumbing systems


Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements. Students' prior knowledge and experience will be discussed at interview.

Course Delivery

The course is a full time programme over one year. The Level 1 Diploma in Building Services Studies (7201-01) is a mix of theory assessments and practical assessments.

Progression Opportunities

On completion, the qualification will provide an opportunity to progress onto the: 

  • Foundation in Construction and Building Services Engineering
  • Core in Construction and Building Services Engineering
  • Building Services Engineering Level 3 (trade area) - EAL
Course deliverable in Welsh: