Construction & Engineering
Search Courses

Building Services Engineering HNC

Course Overview

The Building Services Engineering HNC will develop your skills and knowledge to suit both the Mechanical and Electrical career pathways in Building Services Engineering.

What topics are covered?

The HNC in Building Services Engineering is Level 4 qualification made up of 120 credits. The course is designed for students who have already completed a full level 3 qualification. The Building Services Engineering pathway consists of both mandatory and specialist units, all units are designed to provide a specific occupational focus to the qualification such as Heating, Air-conditioning or Electrical. The combination of units is clearly set out in the BTEC specification for each pathway. The material covered has an emphasis on work readiness and will allow you to secure the skills, knowledge and behaviours needed to succeed in workplace through a range of topics that have been chosen to reflect the need for high quality professional and technical education that provides you with a clear line of sight to employment and to progression to degree level study.

Who is the course aimed at?

This course is aimed at those students who wish to follow a career in the Building Services Engineering industry as either Mechanical Engineers on the Heating Ventilation and Air-Conditioning pathway or as Electrical Engineers on the Electrical pathway.

What are the entry requirements?

Generally, students should be at least
18 years old and have either:

  • An appropriate Level 3 qualification
  • Suitable relevant industrial experience

Mature students wishing to study Higher National courses will be assessed with an entry exam at interview. We may also admit students on the strength of other qualifications or experience.

What qualifications will I gain?

You will gain a Level 4 HNC in Building Services Engineering.

Who is the awarding body?


Who will be my tutor?

Ian Butt

How will I learn?

The majority of the programme will be delivered in a classroom environment. However, some field trips and practical work may be undertaken during the course.

How will I be assessed?

Your work and progress will be continuously assessed by a range of methods, which may include assignments, projects, case studies and practical exercises. There are no end-of-year examinations on this programme.

What can I do after this course?

If you successfully complete the course, you can progress to undergraduate study at University. This course may allow you to enter at a higher level and reduce the amount of time required to complete your degree. You may also be able to gain professional membership of CIBSE which with appropriate industrial experience may lead to chartered status.

How much does this course cost?

The Building Services Engineering HNC course costs £2,700.

What funding is available?

You can apply for a loan to cover your tuition fees and a maintenance grant/loan for living expenses. To check if you are eligible for funding, please go to the Funding for HE Students page.

What organisations does the College work with on this course?

Bath College is an approved centre for providing Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) programmes.


Logo for the Chartered Institute of Building

Which department is this course in?

Department of Technology

Where will I need to go on my first day?

On your first day, please report to the Reception in the Roper Building at City Centre Campus.

What do I need to bring?

A scientific calculator and drawing equipment.

Where can I find out more information?

For advice or more details please telephone 01225 312191 or email info@bathcollege.ac.uk. You may also visit our Student Advice Centre.

How do I apply?

You can apply for this course using our online form (click the ‘Apply’ button).

1 review for Building Services Engineering HNC

  1. matthew.horler@burohappold.com

    5 out of 5

    I completed this course in July 2016 after 2 years of interesting and well taught content. The course was well structured with all generic modules being completed within the first of the two years. This meant that there was a mixture between Electrical and Mechanical students, which caused in depth discussions within the various modules such as Design Principles and Scientific Principles. This provided good preparation for the second more technical year where the course was split into Electrical and Mechanical groups.

    As an Electrical student the second year focused heavily on Lighting, Electrical Protection within buildings and High/Medium Voltage networks. The level of teaching detail across both years was high, however the second year was extremely interesting and very relevant to today’s industry due to the majority of the lecturing staff currently practicing within the industry.
    This is a fantastic course as preparation to further education such as the HND or a Degree level course. If further education is not required this is still a great course following any Level 3 course or industry experience to expand knowledge of the industry and career progression.

    The course leaders are committed to providing a well delivered course by selecting appropriate lecturing staff and delivering additional units in order to reduce the length of the HND.

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Your Wishlist