Funding information: Please contact the college for funding information.
Duration: 2 years
Attendance: ZPROG Programme aim

Course Overview

This qualification is for you if you are a 16-19-year-old learner, who wishes to work within the Building Services Engineering Industry.

It has been designed to deliver a high level of knowledge about the BSE industry and specialise in the occupational skills for electrical installation required to enter the industry. A learner who completes this qualification is well placed to go on to develop full occupational competence with the correct support and training.

Course Content

The qualification will help you gain an understanding of the BSE industry and the sector and you will cover core topics to include:

  • Health and Safety.
  • Scientific principles.
  • Understanding the Construction Industry.
  • Sustainability and Design.
  • Principles of Measurement.
  • Tools Equipment and Materials.
  • Legislation, regulations and approved standards.

You will then specialise in Electrotechnical Engineering and cover:

  • Health and safety practices associated with carrying out electrotechnical systems engineering.
  • Installation methods and termination of connections.
  • Systems and products used in electrotechnical engineering.
  • Analysing and using information to and from electrotechnical systems.
  • Removal processes as part of system decommissioning.

Entry Requirements

GCSE grade 5 or above in Maths, English and 3 other subjects.

Assessment Methods

  • Learners must complete: - Two externally set exams covering knowledge from the building services engineering core. - One employer-set project covering knowledge and skills from the building services enginering core. - The electrotechnical engineering occupational specialism is assessed by one practical assignment. Learners will be assessed against the following assessment themes: - Health and safety. - Design and planning. - Systems and components. - Inspect and test systems and components. - Report and information. - Handover and communication. - Working with faults.


This qualification will prepare learners to enter the industry through employment or as an apprentice to become a fully qualified electrician. Furthermore, the completion of this qualification gives the learner the opportunity to progress onto higher education courses and training.