Who is this course for?
This course provides an introduction to the Building Services Industry.
This qualification is for people thinking about a career in buildings services engineering, in the following areas:
- Heating and Ventilating
- Refrigeration and Air-conditioning
What are the entry requirements for the course?
You will need five GCSEs at grade D or E (2-3) or higher, including BOTH Maths and English Language.
How long is this course?
This is a one year course, starting September 2018.
What will I study on this course?
Unit 1 – Perform Simple Building Services Tasks: This unit is about performing straightforward building services tasks in simulated situations that reflect actual site conditions. The learner will utilise the skills learned in previous units to enable them to prepare work surfaces and produce layout plans in order to carry out the installation of some common building services components.
Unit 2 – Safe Working Practices in Building services: This unit provides the learner with the essential health and safety knowledge required to prepare them to work safely in the Building Services Industry. The knowledge covered relates to work carried out in a construction environment.
Unit 3 – Carry Out Building Services Installations: This unit is about creating an installation relating to building services in response to a client brief. It will enable the learner to utilise the skills they have learnt during previous units in order to carry out the necessary planning, preparatory work and fabrication methods required to produce a realistic, working plumbing/electrical installation
Unit 4 – Working in the Industry: This unit will develop your readiness for the world of work. Through research activities you will develop an awareness of your industry sector and opportunities that may be open to you. You will conduct an assessment of your current employability skills, plan for a placement and subsequently embark on work experience. This unit concludes with an opportunity to re-assess your skill set and progress made.
Unit 5 – Common Processes in Building Services: This unit will provide the learner with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to safely use tools when carrying out common processes associated with Building Services. Learners will develop their hand skills while working on a variety of different building fabrics and materials using both hand and power tools.
Unit 6 – Measurement and Drawing in the Construction Industry: This unit will provide the learner with the knowledge, understanding and skills required when producing and interpreting drawings and measurements used in construction. Learners will be introduced to the equipment used in the production of construction drawings. Learners will carry out basic drawing and measuring tasks commonly used in the construction industry.
Unit 7 – Explore Basic Fabrication Techniques in Building Services: This unit will provide the learner with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to carry out straightforward fabrication techniques commonly used in Building Services. Learners will be introduced to the specialist equipment used for simple bending and joining of tubes and basic wiring and connecting of electrical equipment.
Unit 8 – Exploring the Building Services Industry: This unit will provide the learner with the opportunity to find out about the roles and responsibilities of those not only working in the building services sector, but in the construction industry as a whole. The learner will also investigate the need for effective communication during the many stages that make up a construction project.
Unit 9 – Developing Fabrication Techniques in Building Services: This unit will enable the learner to develop their knowledge, understanding and skills in order to carry out complex fabrication tasks commonly found in Building Services.
Unit 10 – Scientific Principles used in Building Services: This unit will provide the learner with the knowledge and understanding of basic scientific principles applied to Building Services. Learners will be introduced to pressure, force, flow, temperature, electricity and heat transfer methods.
What Qualification will I gain?
Jersey Progression Diploma in Building Services.
Will I go out on work experience?
Courses at Highlands are about preparing you for the world of work. As part of your course you will learn how to go about presenting yourself to an employer to stand the best chance of getting the job you are looking for. You will spend at least three weeks in a work placement and work towards an employability qualification.
What does this course lead on to?
Progression is to Building Services as a part-time student and to a specialist qualification in Electrical Installation or Plumbing.
Achieving other qualifications and gaining experience as part of the Highlands Study Programme will enable you to progress to other Advanced Technical or Vocational courses that the college offers.
How much will it cost?
• £36 per year registration fee
• £106 per year course material fee
How can I find out more?
For further information, please contact the Highlands College Admissions team on: 608752 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.