Building Services Engineering Technician Apprenticeship

Are you interested in working in the construction and engineering industry? Do you want to build the environments in which we live and work? Whilst also gaining a Level 3 engineering apprenticeship? If so, this may be the role you’ve been looking for.


Building services engineers typically work for clients, consultancies, contractors or suppliers and manufacturers in different phases of building services projects. Technicians will support each organisation type in different

As a technician, you will work on a variety of buildings across the built environment. This includes residential, schools, healthcare facilities and hospitals, retail outlets, offices, restaurants, cinemas, museums etc. Also, infrastructure projects such as transport hubs, stations, ports, airports, power plants, water, and waste facilities.

Your purpose will be to bring life to and connect the buildings we live and work in and ensure they meet the needs of those they need to accommodate. In addition to providing comfort, safety, and efficiency in compliance with environmental safety.

You will assist in the delivery of building services which can be mechanical (heating, ventilation, and cooling), electrical (power, lighting etc), and public health (water services and drainage).

Responsibilities and requirements of the role:

  • Consider the safety and security for both people and equipment throughout buildings
  • Review the efficiency and sustainability of a project e.g. energy usage, water supply and management and communication networks which aid integrated systems and buildings.
  • Examine the comfort and control of a project like heating, ventilation, lighting, acoustics etc.
  • Apply engineering principles and techniques in the preparation, production and presentation of diagrams and documentation related to the engineering solutions
  • Use a range of tools and techniques, including analysis software and digital data modelling systems to assess and secure management of the engineering information.
  • Contribute to planning, designing, programming, management and delivery of engineering activities whilst adhering to timescales and budgets.
  • Assist in site inspections or surveys and report progress against project plans or technical aspects of the design.
  • Take responsibility of planning and organising their own work and contribute to the management of projects using business processes, procedures and methods of working.
  • Ability to use their own judgement when undertaking the occupational duties and applying technical knowledge, skills and behaviours in a range of contexts and environments.


Apprentices must have level 2 English and Maths to complete the End-Point Assessments. Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the End-Point Assessment. For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement, the apprenticeship’s English and maths minimum requirement is Entry Level 3. A British Sign Language (BSL) qualification is an alternative to the English qualification for those whose primary language is BSL.

Other Mandatory Qualifications:

All apprentices will be required to achieve as a minimum, one of these mandatory qualifications. These qualifications have been approved by one of the professional engineering institutions as meeting the learning outcomes for Engineering Technician (EngTech). Other qualifications may be added at a later date, but must achieve approval from one of the professional engineering institutions licenced by the Engineering Council and meet the Institute’s criteria for inclusion.

  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Building Services Engineering. Level: 3. Ofqual regulated.
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Building Services Engineering. Level: 3. Ofqual regulated.
  • EAL Level 3 Electrotechnical Qualification. Level: 3. Ofqual regulated.
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Technical Knowledge). Level: 3. Ofqual regulated.
  • City and Guilds Level 3 Electrotechnical Qualification. Level: 3. Ofqual regulated.

Professional recognition

This standard aligns with the following professional recognition:

  • Engineering Council for Engineering Technician (EngTech)

Additional details

Occupational Level: 3

Duration (months): 32

Review: This apprenticeship standard will be reviewed after three years

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