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Tel: 0207 815 7500
The Building Service Engineering Site Management Apprenticeship includes a degree qualification in Building Services Engineering BEng (Hons) and a qualification leading towards Incorporated Engineer status.
Did you know that more than half the graduates working in the building services engineering field in the UK have been educated at LSBU? With more than 60 years of expertise, our course will equip you with the technical and managerial know-how to be an effective leader in this specialist sector.
Site managers work on construction sites managing the installation of building services and ensuring that sites are managed safely and that construction is achieved on time, to budget and in line with the client’s quality expectations. There will also be some liaison with third parties such as design teams, clients and statutory authorities.
The full apprenticeship standard and assessment plan can be found on the IfA website.
3 to 4 years (including EPA)
This apprenticeship will cover modules starting at level 5. We set lots of design projects to simulate a working environment and you can expect to use computer modelling techniques to optimise and refine your design proposals, as well as laboratory/workshop experiments.
Plus two modules from either the electrical or mechanical route:
|Year 1||Year 2||Year 3|
|SEMESTER 1||SEMESTER 2||SEMESTER 1||SEMESTER 2||SEMESTER 1||SEMESTER 2|
|Engineering Mathematics &. Modelling||Advanced Math. & Modelling||Energy Control & Mang.||Innovation & Enterprise||Major Project|
Design Applications 5|
|Design and Practice||Electrical Installation Distribution and Lighting||Option||Energy Resources|
|Mechanical Services for Buildings||Thermo-fluids, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration||Options|
We aim to develop the apprentice in accordance with the requirements of a Chartered Engineer; the emphasis being on developing skills appropriate to a multidisciplinary, integrated building services, sustainability and energy engineering environment.
Chartered engineers will be expected to have good technical and management competence, with critical self-awareness and confidence in applying appropriate design solutions. They will be good planners and able to make independent decisions based on professional judgement.
The course is specifically relevant to those wishing to join the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and/or the Energy Institute (EI).
By completing the apprenticeship route, you’ll have the advantage of having real-world work experience, working in a role related to your area of study. This will give you a competitive edge among other graduates when you complete your apprenticeship standard.
During your studies – and for two years after you graduate – you’ll have access to our Employability Service, who can help you develop your skills through the Careers Gym workshops and presentations. Our JobShop advisers support students and graduates with finding the right job for them.
We are University of the Year for Graduate Employment - The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.
The on-the-job element of your apprenticeship will give the opportunity to work and network with other professionals in the industry.
We have been running courses for the building services engineering industry since 1947. In that time we’ve built up a lot of industry contacts. Our close links with industry ensure that our course is up-to-date with their needs – and this means our graduates are in demand.
Our partners help our academic staff to maintain a balance between academic requirements and up-to-date industrial practice with regular meetings and visits to their companies.
Accreditation is a mark of assurance that the degree meets the standards set by the Engineering Council, who represent the engineering profession. This course is accredited by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and the Energy Institute.
As a BEng programme, this course encourages you to acquire a deeper understanding of the essential concepts, theories and principles of building services engineering and the science and mathematics which underpin it. Many recruiters will look favourably on BEng graduates for this reason.
The Apprenticeship Standard is comprised of on-the-job learning, as well as both structured and self-directed study.
The duration of the apprenticeship will typically be three to four years for new entrants. The Endpoint Assessment (EPA) will be in two stages and typically undertaken in the last three months of the apprenticeship:
The apprentice will demonstrate their progress through achievement of a BEng (Hons) Building Services Engineering degree and employer sponsored industry certificates in Site Safety Plus Site Managers’ Safety Training Scheme and Site Environmental Awareness Training Scheme. The maintenance of an online or paper-based portfolio is recommended. These should be supervised by in-company mentors or training providers and tested by external assessors.
The End Point Assessment (EPA) is the final stage of your apprenticeship programme. During the EPA you will demonstrate your acquired competence and skills during your professional career whilst undertaking your degree. This is the reason for the EPA being a professional assessment rather than an academic one.
It is comprised of: a written report (4500 to 5000 words), prior to a presentation and structured interview supported by a written exam (3 questions related to industry knowledge relevant to the apprenticeship standard).
Apprenticeship applicants will have:
|Mode||Duration||Start date||Application code||Application method|
3 to 4 years (including EPA)
An Apprenticeship Standard is comprised of a programme of study, an End Point Assessment and on-the-job learning. This means that in addition to meeting academic requirements, you’ll need to be employed in a role related to your apprenticeship. The process of applying depends on whether you have an employer to sponsor (and support) you.
If you are employed and your employer has confirmed they will support your apprenticeship:
You are welcome to submit an application via our application system. You’ll need to provide details of your employment/employer as part of the application. You’ll also need to ensure you and your employer meet the requirements – find out who can be an apprentice to see if you meet the entry requirements and employer commitments to find out more about your employer’s role.
If you are not employed:
If you’re a prospective apprentice, you can find out more about who can be an apprentice on our student pages.
The individual fee for this course is shown above. For more information, including how and when to pay, see our fees and funding section for postgraduate students.
We have a range of PhD Scholarships available in partnership with businesses and organisations; read notices of PhD studentships.
The cost of the apprenticeship is paid fully by the employer (sometimes part funded by the government) through apprenticeship levy. The apprenticeship levy is a pot of money some companies pay into, which all businesses have access to spend on the training costs of apprenticeships. Companies fall into two categories: levy-payers (who pay into the pot) and non-levy payers (who do not). You can find out more in our Levy and Funding section, specifically for employers
The apprentice does not contribute toward the cost of study.
Apprenticeship standards are all assigned a funding band by the Government – these funding bands are the maximum amount the Government will fund via the levy towards a given apprenticeship standard. There are currently 30 funding bands ranging from £1,000 to £27,000.
Employers with less than 50 staff sending an apprentice aged 16-18 will have 100% of the training costs paid by the government. All employers who employ an apprentice aged 16-18 on the first day of teaching will receive a £1,000 incentive from the government. You can find out more in our Levy and Funding section, specifically for employers.
Some modules include field with and site visits, which may be residential or outside the United Kingdom, ranging from three to five days. These are organised by the Division and students are required to contribute towards the cost. If there are any field trips or any course visits as part of your course, we will let you know in good time.
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