Building Services Engineering – Electrotechnical installation

Level 3

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Available from September 2022

The EAL Building Services Engineering (Level 3) – Electrotechnical Installation qualification will need to be taken as part of an apprenticeship. It allows learners to demonstrate the range of their occupational knowledge, skills and understanding in electrotechnical systems and equipment installation.

It is aimed at learners who have either achieved the Level 2 Foundation in Construction and Building Services Engineering qualification, or who will be completing their Foundation learning and assessments while in an apprenticeship. This qualification will enable learners to go on to study other Level 3 Building Services Engineering courses relevant to the trade.

It is suitable for:

  • learners aged 16+ currently working in the building services engineering sector
  • learners who have either achieved the Level 2 Foundation in Construction and Building Services Engineering qualification or will be completing their Foundation learning and assessments while in their apprenticeship.

If taken as part of an apprenticeship, then specific requirements must be met as part of the apprenticeship framework.

There are no formal English and maths entry requirements for these qualifications. But it is expected that learners will have a good basic understanding of English and maths. It is recommended learners develop further formal English and maths skills, such as Essential Skills or GCSE’s to support successful progression with this programme.

Learners will develop their knowledge, skills and understanding for the Electrotechnical Installation trade, as contained in the recognised standards. 

Learners spend much of their time on their chosen units and will also undertake units covering Building Services Engineering Wales and Planning and Evaluating Work Practice in Wales,

The qualification will be portable throughout the UK and is aimed to develop learners’ ability to meet the demands of the building services engineering sector in Wales.

The qualification is designed to be completed on a part-time basis within an apprenticeship. Before the assessments are taken, learners must first demonstrate their performance and capability to the satisfaction of their employer. 

The different entry points onto this qualification mean the assessment routes vary. The learner may also have to take the Level 2 Foundation in Construction and Building Services Engineering learning and assessments while on their apprenticeship if not already achieved. 

If the learner has achieved the Level 2 Progression in Building Services Engineering in the same trade pathway they must successfully complete: 

  • two externally-set, externally-marked multiple choice tests
  • a Safety Critical Test, externally-set, internally-marked (practical assessments)
  • one employer set, internally-marked Practical Project in the trade area
  • one externally-marked Professional Discussion

If the learner takes this Level 3 qualification as part of their apprenticeship without first achieving the Level 2 Progression in Building Services Engineering in the same trade pathway they must successfully complete: 

  • three externally-set, externally-marked multiple choice tests
  • a Safety Critical Test, externally-set, internally-marked (practical assessments)
  • one employer set, internally-marked Practical Project in the trade area
  • one externally-marked Professional Discussion.

On completion of the qualification (and the apprenticeship), it will provide the skills and knowledge required for the learner to be capable of working in their chosen trade across the UK.

This page was last updated on 23/05/2022 at 13:12 pm

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