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Building Services Engineering Installer - Level 2

Installing Large-Scale Environmental System Components for Heating and Cooling Industrial and Commercial Buildings


Building Services Engineering Service and Maintenance Engineer

Occupational profile

A Building Services Engineering makes buildings work. It is a specialist branch of engineering within the construction sector. Installers, install components of large-scale industrial and commercial systems such as heating, chilled water, hot water and cold water which are used for heating workplaces such as those found in industrial and commercial buildings like office blocks, factories, schools and hospitals. These engineering systems operate by moving temperature controlled water around the inside of buildings, providing heating and cooling, and utilise fossil fuels and sustainable energy systems.

Installers have a basic knowledge of the systems and how the components within systems relate to each other. They also, under close but not constant supervision:

  • plan allocated work tasks to install system components;

  • undertake allocated work tasks in testing system components;

  • assist in pre-commission testing;

  • undertake allocated work tasks in de-commissioning

Installers are able to demonstrate competence in the health and safety, communication, quality control and environmental requirements appropriate to their scope of work.

Installers are able to work within new build construction sites and existing buildings under close, but not constant, supervision in the most efficient and economical manner. They must adhere to safe working practices without endangering themselves or others.


Individual employers will identify any relevant entry requirements in terms of previous qualifications, trainability tests, or other criteria. Most candidates will have English and Mathematics at level 2 and Information Communications Technology (ICT) level 1 on entry, and all will have achieved these levels by the end of the apprenticeship. Additionally, all apprentices must achieve the Level 2 Heating and Ventilating Installer qualification prior to undertaking the end-point synoptic assessment with an independent assessment organisation. This is currently under development.

Special Notes:

If an apprentice candidate does not have the relevant English, maths or ICT, Choice Training can embed the relevant skills required at no extra cost to the Employer.

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