Construction: Building Services Engineering T-level

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The booming construction industry is an incredibly exciting option for a well-paid, rewarding career. Qualified construction services engineers are on the front line in the battle to cut carbon emissions, and their expertise will become more and more important.
The course covers the skills and knowledge to work with heating, ventilation and other services in buildings. We will be particularly focussing on new green technologies. Activities could include research, and preparing the most effective and efficient heating supply for a refurbished building.
The T-Level, with it's in-depth, up to date content and brilliant work placement scheme, can lead to a well-paid job with great prospects for progression as soon as you leave college. If you wish, the UCAS points will allow you to go on to university or pursue a degree apprenticeship.

What will I study in Construction: Building Services Engineering T-level?

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Last Updated: 02 Dec 2021

The T Level Technical Qualification in Building Services Engineering for Construction allows learners to gain an understanding of the BSE industry and the sector.  Topics covered include Health and Safety, construction science principles, sustainability in the construction industry and building services engineering systems.

This qualification is aimed at learners aged 16-19-years old who wish to work within the Building Services Engineering Industry. Currently available in England only. 

A learner who completes this qualification is well placed to develop to full occupational competence with the proper support and training.

T Levels are new courses that will follow GCSEs and will be equivalent to three A Levels. These two-year courses have been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses so that the content meets the needs of industry and prepares learners for work.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of five GCSE's at Grade 4 or above from the core subjects including English and Maths. Grade 5 maths recommended.

How will I learn?

T Levels are a new way of learning. Less "chalk and talk" and more real-life exposure to the industry you might be working in.

https://www.cirencester.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/filr/80659/t-level-presentation-september-2021-pdf

How will I be assessed?

2 Core exam papers taken in November of Year 2.

An 18 hour Employer Set Project, also in November of Year 2.

A 30 hour Occupational Specialism Assessment in May of Year 2

Minimum 315 hours of work placement with one or two employers

Sample of a core paper and an Employer Set Project Brief below:

https://www.cityandguilds.com/-/media/productdocuments/building_services_industry/electrical_installation/8710/assessment-materials/8710-30-core/sample-core-exam/bse_core_exam_paper_1_qp_sample_v1-0-pdf.ashx

https://www.cityandguilds.com/-/media/productdocuments/building_services_industry/electrical_installation/8710/assessment-materials/8710-30-core/sample-employer-set/bse_employer_set_project_sample_project_brief_v1-0-pdf.ashx

 

Any trips?

We plan to do as many trips and local site visits as possible.

We also invite in lot's of visiting speakers to talk about employability skills and careers etc.

Are there any costs involved?

PPE needs to be purchased from college or can be bought elsewhere. Safety boots, hard hat and hi-viz waistcoat or jacket are needed asap for site visits and work placements.Approx total cost: £50

A small charge is usually made to cover fuel costs on trips and site visits.

Some employers will ask for a CSCS safety card. This costs approximately £58 and includes an additional exam (not in college).

A laptop suitable for CAD work will be needed for this course. https://www.cirencester.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/filr/78325/LAPTOP REQUIREMENT FOR T LEVELS.pdf

Contact the college if you are eligible for a student bursary and we will try to help with these costs.

FAQs

What GCSE's do I need to have done?
5 GCSE passes are required. Physics would be useful but not essential, and an aptitude for practical work would be good. A subject like D&T or B-Tech engineering would also be useful. A mature attitude, enthusiasm and a desire to learn are the most important attributes.


When are the work placements?
You have to complete at least 45 days of placement with a suitable company. You can do this with two different employers if you want. It is spread over the two years and can be one day a week, in blocks of 2 or 3 weeks, or a combination.


Do I get paid on placement?
Normally no, but it is at the discretion of the employer. Some will pay you a small amount of expenses for travel etc. You have to treat this as a stepping stone to a well-paid career!


Available As

T Level
[168 UCAS pts. available]

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