The typical duration for this apprenticeship is three years but this will depend upon the previous experience of the apprentice and access to opportunities to gain the full range of competence.
Successful apprentices will gain a Level 4 qualification in Construction and Built Environment that meets the knowledge requirements of the standard and is approved by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers as meeting the educational requirements for EngTech LCIBSE.
English and Maths at Level 3 will need to be achieved before taking the End-point Assessment and will form part of the Level 4 qualification.
This apprenticeship will include the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to achieve Technician status with the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (EngTech LCIBSE). The Technician Professional Review process for EngTech LCIBSE is included in the End-point Assessment process for this apprenticeship and will lead to the designatory letters EngTech LCIBSE and the status of Engineering Technician.
You need a minimum of five GCSEs at grade C or above including English and Maths (grade 5 or above), and Science. Your grade should preferably be 6+ (B) for GCSE Maths. Alternatively you could have:
The main duties and tasks of a Building Services Engineering Technician are:
A commercial manager with housebuilder Avant Homes says the foundations of his career were laid as a joinery apprentice on day release with Derby College. Joe Evans, 28, from Belper, now leads a team of 10 and his work covers an area stretching from Chesterfield down to Milton Keynes. Joe joined Avant from Barratt Homes, where he was a senior quantity surveyor, having started there as a joinery apprentice on day release at Derby College.
He switched to the National Certificate in Construction, while working as a trainee quantity surveyor, and went on to take the college's Foundation Degree in Quantity Surveying, gaining distinctions for both his construction and foundation course.
Moving on to Nottingham Trent University, Joe was one of just three part-time students – two of whom were also from Derby College – to be awarded first class honours degrees. Joe said his Derby college lecturers were excellent and, he praised the depth and variety of the courses which "set me up" for the future.
At the moment, I'm on advanced management programmes with Avant, so I'll see where they lead. My joinery side was the basis of where my construction knowledge began. The sky's the limit really and the foundations came from Derby College.