Building Services Engineering – Plumbing and Heating

Level 3

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Available from September 2022

The EAL Building Services Engineering (Level 3) – Plumbing and Heating 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 plumbing and heating.

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

It is suitable for:

  • learners aged 16+ currently working in the building services engineering sector
  • learners who have either achieved the Level 2Foundation 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 Plumbing and Heating trade, as contained in the National Occupational Standards.

Learners will also complete two ‘core’ units covering the building services engineering sector and practice in the sector within Wales.

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

  • one externally-set, externally-marked multiple choice test
  • 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:

  • two externally-set, externally-marked multiple choice tests
  • 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 24/11/2022 at 16:06 pm

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