National 4 SfW Building Services Engineering (Course Code: C278 74)

SCQF Level 4 (24 SCQF credit points)

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Why study SfW Building Services Engineering?

Building Services Engineers design and install heating, ventilating, air conditioning, refrigeration, plumbing and electrical services for domestic, commercial and industrial buildings.

The course includes safe working practices, energy and the science of building services engineering and also develops transferable employability skills, including:

Career Pathways

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What do I need to get in?

Entry is at the discretion of the school or college, however, you would normally be expected to have attained Core Skills at SCQF Level 3 or equivalent.

What will I study?

The course is made up of five compulsory units, including two half units.

The three compulsory units, each taking 40 hours of study are:

The two compulsory half units, each taking 20 hours of study are:

You will learn about:

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will be based on a range of practical workshop activities in real or simulated workplace settings. Tutors will observe and keep records of your work. Some assessment may be done online using an e-portfolio system.

What can I go on to next?

You may be able to progress to:

Employment /Training

Further/Higher Education

Further study, training or employment in:

Which jobs are related to this subject?