• LevelLevel 3
  • Age group16-18
  • Duration2 Years
  • Awarding bodyCity & Guilds


The purpose of this of this course is for you to learn about and undertake fundamental plumbing work.  You will have the opportunity to plan, perform and evaluate your work whilst using a range of materials, methods and techniques. You will develop your knowledge, understanding and skills of fundamental Health & Safety practices associated with carrying out design, installation, routine maintenance, reactive service, commissioning and de-commissioning of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heat Pump systems. You will learn about tools and equipment, pipework materials, installation methods and processes, systems and their purpose, plumbing science and the principles of measurement and marking out components and pipework.

The Building Services component focuses on your knowledge and understanding of contexts, concepts, theories and principles relevant to on-site construction and Building Services Engineering (BSE). The component is designed to raise your awareness of the industries and develop your knowledge of refrigeration, air conditioning or heat pumping. Whilst on your employer led work placement, you will be completing an employer set project, which a key essential part of the overall qualification.

Course Information

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01642 333333 or email courseinfo@mbro.ac.uk.

September - June

Entry requirements

You must have achieved four GCSEs (including Maths, English and Science) at grade 4 or above.

This technical qualification focuses on the development of knowledge and skills needed for working in the Building Services Engineering industry, which will prepare you to enter the industry through employment or as an Apprentice. Furthermore, the completion of this qualification gives you the learner, the opportunity to progress onto higher education courses and training: Such as Higher National Certificates and Diplomas in Building Services Engineering.

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Construction students will have the opportunity to work in state of the art workshops, and have access to a real life outdoor construction site. This realistic work environment allows students to gain practical experience in constructing a single story dwelling which is built from foundations up to the roof.

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Additional Information

Learning Support

We understand that students may require a little extra help during their studies, which is why our learning support team are on hand to help learners with a learning difficulty or support need achieve their full potential.

Financial Support

Whatever your age or level of study, we offer a comprehensive financial support service and bursary scheme to help you through your time at Middlesbrough College. From childcare assistance to travel packages, we pride ourselves on giving expert advice and support.

Travel Information

We are situated in a fantastic location, just a stone’s throw from Middlesbrough town centre. As well as being a matter of minutes from both the train and bus stations, eligible students can also benefit from free travel.


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