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Building Services Engineering BTEC Level 3 Diploma at Bath College

Course description

If you enjoy practical and design work, then this course could be for you. The aim of the course is to develop technical and design skills and the ability to carry out a broad range of building services engineering work within the industry. It is suitable for those interested in achieving technician status.

Course content

The study areas on the course are a mix of compulsory and optional units:

  • Heating: explores the development of LTHW heating installations in a progressive manner. This begins with the agreement of client needs and design requirements for a system, continues through the design of layouts, proceeds to the sizing, selection and specification of pipes and equipment, and concludes with the commissioning of a system and its subsequent maintenance
  • Air Conditioning: explores the development of ventilation, ducted warm air heating and air conditioning installations in a progressive manner. It begins with agreeing the client requirements for a system, proceeds through the design of layouts and the sizing, selection and specification of ductwork and equipment, and concludes with the commissioning of the system and its subsequent maintenance
  • Applied Science: deals with the nature and use of building materials and the use of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, lighting and acoustics
  • Functional Skills: develops skills in English, maths and information technology

Entry requirements

In order to make this course as accessible as possible, there are a number of entry routes including: level 2 diploma in a relevant subject such as construction, engineering or science with at least four merits; four full GCSEs at grade C or above, including maths, science and English language; or an equivalent qualification with an appropriate profile. 


Your work and progress will be continuously assessed by a range of methods, including written assignments, projects, case studies, presentations, written and oral exams and other practical exercises. There are no end-of-year examinations on this programme.

Financial information

Are there any additional costs?

Resources fee

Future opportunities

Progress to higher education on one of our HNC or HND programmes, or on to employment in the building services engineering industry at technician level.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bath College directly.

Last updated date: 03 February 2016

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