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Level: 4

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 3

Interview: Y

Course Summary

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.

The following qualification will be gained:
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. 

Entry requirements

Individual employers will determine their own entry requirements, but the typical entry requirements for this Apprenticeship will be five GCSEs or equivalent, including Maths, English and a Science; or a Level 2 Apprenticeship. 

Course Content

The main duties and tasks of a Building Services Engineering Technician are:

  • Supervision of the installation of environmental technologies into buildings
  • Assisting design teams with building services engineering solutions on construction projects
  • Supervision of specialist contractors
  • Control of health and safety on construction projects
  • Recording, control and reporting of progress on a construction project
  • Minimisation of the environmental impact of construction projects
  • Control the quality of works on a construction project
  • Ensure compliance with contractual conditions on a project


Requirements:

Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours

  • Knowledge
  • Health and Safety
  • Sustainability
  • Engineering Principles
  • Project Management
  • Planning and Organising Work
  • Monitor Quality


Skills 

  • Health and Safety
  • Sustainability
  • Engineering Solutions
  • Project Management
  • Planning and Organising Work
  • Monitor Quality


Behaviours

  • Professional Judgement
  • Commitment to Code of Ethics
  • Continuing Professional Development
  • Commitment to Equality and Diveristy
  • Communicate Effectively
  • Work in Teams
  • Demonstrate Innovation

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Hannah Mountford

Hannah Mountford

Derby College course comes to architectural consultancy’s rescue

A highly commended former Derby College apprentice is starting university and building towards a career as an architectural technologist.
Twenty-year-old Hannah Mountford said the coursework at college suited her learning style and the Roundhouse environment boosted her confidence.
Hannah took a Level 3 BTEC and Level 3 NVQ in Construction and the Built Environment as part of her apprenticeship at an architectural consultancy, in her hometown of Leek, in Staffordshire.
Not only did she pass with a double distinction*, she was also highly commended as a second year student in the college's Peak Awards.
Hannah's Peak Award citation praised her work as being at "a level far in advance of that expected for a second year apprentice – completing some outstanding designs and plans."
Her distinction *s provided a strong basis to help land a place at the University of Derby, where she will study architectural technology part-time from this month (SEPTEMBER).
A trainee architectural technician, Hannah now works at Hewitt & Carr Architects, in Cheadle, Staffordshire.

Doing my A-Levels, I got top marks for ICT but I wasn't that happy with my English Literature, because I made mistakes in the exam. I'm not so good at exams but my BTEC was all course work, so I was much happier with that. College helped me a lot. I enjoyed it and it helped my confidence.


As I achieved a double distinction* at college, I've been accepted into the University of Derby to study architectural technology, on day release, alongside my work. In the future, when I graduate, I'm aiming to be a qualified architectural technologist and progress to become TCIAT/MCIAT industry qualified.


I'd like to continue in the same practice, though. I'm happy where I am.

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