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Building Services Engineering Level 3 Diploma

Construction and the Built Environment (Building Services Engineering) is a part-time course leading to a formal level 3 diploma qualification. This course is designed to provide career development opportunities for those already working in the Building Services Engineering sector.


We are currently confirming times and dates for this course. Please register your interest below or contact us for more information.

What topics are covered?

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.
  • 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.

Who is the course aimed at?

This course is designed to provide career development opportunities for those already working in the Building Services Engineering sector.

What are the 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.


To confirm the equivalency of your qualifications, please email admissionsft@bathcollege.ac.uk.

What qualifications will I gain?

You will gain a BTEC Level 3 Sub or Full Diploma in Building Services Engineering.

Who is the awarding body?


How will I learn?

Learning will take place in a classroom environment.

How will I be assessed?

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.

What can I do after this course?

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 much does this course cost?

The Sub-Diploma costs £3345 and the Full Diploma costs £5421.

Please check the course codes carefully before selection.

Are there any additional costs?

Resources fee.

What organisations does the College work with on this course?

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


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Which department is this course in?

DECC (Department of Engineering, Construction & Computing)

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?

Please bring with you a Scientific calculator.

What else do I need to know?

To avoid disappointment, please make sure you apply for your chosen course early. Decisions regarding running or cancelling a course are made one week prior to the start of the course. If a course is cancelled, you will be informed and your course fees refunded in full. Please see Terms and Conditions of Enrolment.

The course will not run on bank holidays or during half term. Please check here for term dates.

Where can I find out more information?

If you need help or answers to specific questions, please contact the Student Advice Centre on 01225 312191 ext. 720 or email info@bathcollege.ac.uk.

If you are not sure which course would be right for you, we offer FREE Careers Advice to any person aged 19 or over. Our advisers can help you search for a suitable course or other learning and training opportunities.

How do I apply?

Online: Click the "Apply" button and fill out an online application form.

By post: Download the Part-time Learning Agreement and send to Student Advice Centre, Bath College, Avon Street, Bath BA1 1UP.

In person: Visit the Student Advice Centre in either of our campuses.


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