Level 4

Building Services Engineering Technician


3 years


Rush Green


Flexible dates


Adult 19+



An apprenticeship designed for those who plan and install electrical and mechanical systems within buildings. Typical job titles of apprentices on this programme will include Assistant Project Engineer, Assistant Engineer and Building Services Site Technician.

You'll develop your skills, knowledge and behaviours in contributing to the success of complex construction projects. This will include your ability to supervise and coordinate workforces on construction sites and ensure the safety of others.

As part of your programme you'll study English & Maths at Level 3. Achievement at this level is required before taking the end-point assessment and will form part of the Level 4 qualification.

Assessment will be within the final three months of the programme and will be split between two phases. Phase 1 comprises a technical brief-response project and a written report to prove competence. Phase 2 involves a short presentation of the brief response, and a structured interview based on the content of the written report.

Employers will set their own entry requirements for joining the programme.

Typically you'll need 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) including Maths, English and a Science at grade 4(C or higher - or to have completed a Level 2 apprenticeship.

Complete this programme and you'll be able to apply for Technician status with the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers.

You'll also acquire status of Engineering Technician and the designatory letters EngTech LCIBSE, having done your end-point assessment.

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