Heating & Ventilation (Industrial & Commercial)

Heating & Ventilation (Industrial & Commercial)

LEVEL: SVQ Level 3 (SCQF Level 6)

COURSE DELIVERY: Employees will need to attend college on a day release basis over 18-24 months. They will need to complete only the theory side of the course through assignments, projects and portfolio.
This course is delivered in Glasgow.

To download a description summary for the Heating & Ventilation (Industrial & Commercial) Adult Modern Apprenticeship click here.


This modern apprenticeship SVQ 3 in Mechanical Engineering Services: Heating and Ventilating Installation covers units in heating and ventilating planning, systems installation, systems commissioning, safe working, quality development and effective working relationships. This modern apprenticeship will also cover site procedures and common welding technology, both metal arc welding practice and oxy acetylene welding practice.


The employee must have more than 5 years’ experience within the heating & ventilation industry.


  • Industrial, commercial and domestic
  • Training on Safe Use of Plant Tools and Equipment
  • Installing Copper Piping to BS 2871
  • Installing Low Carbon Steel Piping to BS 1387
  • Installation and Design Requirements of Low/Medium/High Temperature Hot Water Heating Systems
  • Installation and Design Requirements of Heat Emitters
  • Basic Electrical Theory
  • Hot and Cold Water Services Installation and Design Requirements
  • Oil Supply System Installation Requirements
  • Risk Assessment Techniques
  • Health and Safety in the Workplace
  • Welding Technology, Oxy/Acetylene Welding, MMA Welding
  • Weld Testing to BESCA Standards
  • Hydraulic and Pneumatic Testing of Pipelines
  • Heating Controls Theory, Installation of Pressurisation Units.


  • SVQ Level 3 (SCQF Level 7)
  • Provisional BESCA license on successful completion of testing to BESCA standards.

For more information email scotland@theBESA.com.