Building Services Design Technician – Advanced Apprenticeship

Assist engineers and other construction professionals in the development of cost effective technical and sustainable design solutions involving the production of three dimensional models, calculations, specifications, reports and drawings taking into account, where appropriate, pre-fabrication techniques.

Course Information

  • Course Type Apprenticeship
  • Subject Area Construction and the Built Environment
  • Qualification Apprenticeship
  • Study Mode: Full Time Only
  • Course Level Level 3
  • Location Future Skills Centre
  • Course Length Up to 36 months
Overview

Assist engineers and other construction professionals in the development of cost effective technical and sustainable design solutions involving the production of three dimensional models, calculations, specifications, reports and drawings taking into account, where appropriate, pre-fabrication techniques. Their work typically includes systems such as renewable technologies, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, drainage, lighting, power, controls and lifts. Buildings and infrastructure take on many forms from newly built facilities to the refurbishment of premises for every sector of industry.

You will:

  • Use appropriate software and simulation systems to solve technical problems.
  • Contribute to planning, managing work schedules, budgets and deadlines working as a member of a team
  • Operate quality systems and Health, Safety and Risk Management procedures, progress monitoring, see that installations generally comply with the design intent, responding to site queries, commissioning and post occupancy evaluations.

Choose this course if… you have good analytical and problem-solving skills, an eye for detail and good design and strong IT skills.

Progression and careers: Some Apprentices go into full-time employment as a technician within a design consultancy, with a contractor or in a manufacturing company, or progress onto a Level 4 Building Services Engineering Technician Apprenticeship.

Entry Requirements

Every employer is different and therefore the entry requirements can vary. As a guide, you ideally need GCSE grade 4 in English Language and Maths. However, we will work with you and provide additional support to help you achieve their requirements, either prior to your Apprenticeship via a pre-Apprenticeship or during the delivery of your programme.

Facilities

Apprentices have access to all facilities across college. A plumbing Apprentice will benefit from the use of our purpose build Construction centre. Further facilitiesinclude the college Learning Resource Centres and the College Gym.

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