Qualifications

Take a look at our suite of fundable Construction and the Built Environment qualifications, which are available for first teaching in Wales from September 2021.

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Available from September 2021

Qualifications and titles are in development and subject to change.

The Building Services Engineering Level 3 (Three-year) 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 Foundation in Construction and the Built Environment 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 courses relevant to plumbing and heating.

Note: The model for how the Foundation learning and assessments are taken as part of an apprenticeship is currently under review.

It is suitable for:

  • learners aged 16+ currently working in the building services engineering sector
  • learners who have either achieved the Foundation in Construction and the Built Environment qualification, or will be completing their Foundation learning and assessments while in their apprenticeship.

Learners choose a trade specialism in the building services engineering sector and develop their knowledge, skills and understanding for that trade, as contained in the National Occupational Standards.

Learners spend the majority of their time on their one chosen trade unit.

Note: As the consultation process and qualification design progresses the titling of the trade unit is subject to change.

Trade unit:

  • Plumbing and heating.

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 set out below, 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.

If the learner has achieved both their Foundation and Progression qualification they must successfully complete:

  • one externally set, externally marked multiple-choice test.
  • one employer-set, internally assessed project covering their chosen trade area
  • one externally marked professional discussion.

If the learner has achieved the Foundation qualification but not completed their Progression qualification, they must successfully complete:

  • two externally set, externally marked multiple-choice tests
  • one employer-set, internally assessed project covering their chosen trade area
  • one externally marked professional discussion.

If the learner takes this Level 3 qualification as part of their apprenticeship without first achieving the Foundation qualification, they must successfully complete:

  • four externally set, externally marked multiple-choice tests.
  • one externally set, internally marked project
  • one employer-set, internally assessed project covering their chosen trade area
  • one externally marked professional discussion.

On completion, the qualification 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 16/03/2020 at 14:56 pm

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