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Building Services Engineering Craftsperson

BUILDING SERVICES ENGINEERING craftsperson

LEVEL: Craftsperson

DURATION: 36-48 months

FUNDING BAND: 12 - Maximum £18,000

CAREER PATHWAY: Advanced Craftsperson or Technician

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To download a description summary for the BSE Craftsperson standard click here.

 

JOB ROLE/DESCRIPTION

Craftspersons undertake the installation, testing, pre-commissioning, commissioning and decommissioning of large-scale engineering systems which are used for heating industrial and commercial buildings like office blocks, factories, schools and hospitals.

Craftspersons have a detailed knowledge of the system’s operating principles and should be able to work on their own without supervision. 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

It is desirable to achieve this apprenticeship you will need English and Maths at level 2 or GCSE Grade C, and Information Communication Technology at Level 1 or GCSE Grade D. If you do not have these we can organise delivery prior to the apprenticeship commencing.

WHAT WILL THE PROGRAMME ENTAIL?

Apprentices will study towards the Building Services Engineering Craftsperson qualification, which includes the following knowledge, skills and behaviours (KSBs):

Knowledge

  • Working safely and sustainably
  • Planning and preparing
  • Installing pipework and systems

Skills

  • Working safely
  • Planning, preparing and working sustainably
  • Installing pipework and systems

Behaviours

  • Communicating effectively
  • Working effectively and efficiently
  • Taking responsibility
  • Managing tasks
  • Working with others
  • Continuing personal development
  • Working ethically

These will be demonstrated through knowledge tests, practical assignments and submission of a record of work-based activities, followed by an end point assessment. 

WHEN WILL THE ASSESSMENTS TAKE PLACE?

The employer, advised by the training provider, will decide when the apprentice has demonstrated the necessary knowledge, skills and behaviours during the on-programme learning and confirm they are ready to access the End Point Assessment.

The apprentice will also need to have achieved:

  • Heating & Ventilating Craftsperson Qualification
  • It is desirable to achieve this apprenticeship you will need English and Maths at level 2 or GCSE Grade C, and Information Communication Technology at Level 1 or GCSE Grade D. If you do not have these we can organise delivery prior to the apprenticeship commencing
  • Any additional certification or qualifications external to the Apprenticeship must be paid for by the employer and will not be covered by any Apprenticeship funding or levy.

WHAT IS THE ASSESSMENT?

The End Point Assessment tests the expertise built up over the period of the apprenticeship. It includes:

KNOWLEDGE TEST

Synoptic knowledge and behaviours assessment, delivered as an on demand multiple choice examination          

Administered in an examination venue which is recognised by the Independent Assessment Organisation

Designed, maintained and marked by Independent Assessment Organisation

CRAFTSPERSON SKILLS TEST

Timed synoptic practical assessment

Administered in an assessment venue which is recognised by the Independent Assessment Organisation

Marked and scored by Independent Assessor on behalf of the Independent Assessment Organisation

Designed, maintained and marked by Independent Assessment Organisation

PROFESSIONAL DISCUSSION 

A Record of Achievement will be made available to the interviewer prior to the Professional Discussion taking place

Designed, maintained and marked by Independent Assessment Organisation

The Independent Assessment Organisation, advised by the Independent Assessor makes the final decision on whether or not the apprentice has demonstrated the Knowledge, Behaviours and Skills of the standard

 

ASSESSMENT OVERVIEW

Assessment

Knowledge Test

Craftsperson Skills Test

Professional Discussion

Assessment Method

Onscreen multiple choice test centrally set and marked

Observation of practical task

Professional Discussion

Area assessed

Underpinning and applied knowledge

Application of  knowledge and  behaviours

Knowledge, skills and behaviours applied in the workplace

Assessed by

Independent Assessment Organisation

Independent Assessor on  behalf of the Independent Assessment Organisation

Independent Assessor on  behalf of the Independent Assessment Organisation

Grading

Pass/Merit/Distinction/Fail

Pass/Merit/Distinction/Fail

Pass/Merit/Distinction/Fail

SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION

Congratulations on completing your apprenticeship.

You will have achieved either a:

Pass
Merit
Distinction


As a qualified Building Services Engineering Craftsperson you will be able to pursue your career in the Building Services industry.

 

 

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