T Level Building Services Engineering – Electrical Installation Specialism – C7260

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Course Overview

Building services engineers and construction experts have joined forces to create the Construction: Building Services Engineering T level. This is an important move towards developing a task force that meets industry needs.

In two years, you build a solid understanding of design principles, the role of technology and sustainability and how the construction industry works. From here, you launch into your career, workplace ready.

To prepare for your mission, 80% of the course is at college, where you get to grips with the theories of construction, design and engineering. You balance your classroom learning with in-depth practical tasks in our purpose-built workshops. There’s also your 45-day electrotechnical engineering industry placement when you enhance your skills and understanding by getting hands on.

If you are not quite ready for a T level but want to get on the path to your chosen career, then a transition programme could be for you. This will give you the chance to improve your maths and English (and any other subjects and areas that you need to improve) to move on to a T level the following year.

If you are aged 16 to 18, you will be enrolled on a study programme. This will include retaking GCSEs or undertaking Functional Skills in English and maths if you haven’t already achieved a grade 4 or above.
You will take part in activities that help you to develop your skills, such as building your character and confidence. This will help you to live well and move into your chosen career.

What You'll Learn

Year 1

Year one walks you through core building engineering services skills, giving you the knowledge, confidence, and transferable skills to tackle all manner of jobs across the sector. You also make a start on your electrotechnical engineering toolbox, preparing you for year two, when you dive deep into your specialism.

Year one is loaded with all the good stuff:
1. health and safety
2. science
3. design
4. construction
5. built environment
6. industry
7. sustainability
8. measurement
9. building technology
10. information and data
11. relationship management
12. digital technology
13. commercial/business

By the end of the year, you know a lot

Year 2

In the second year, you focus on specific electrotechnical engineering skills, working towards five performance outcomes:

1. installing electrotechnical systems
2. commissioning electrotechnical systems
3. maintaining electrotechnical systems
4. decommissioning electrotechnical systems
5. installing, testing and commissioning electrical installations to BS7671 wiring regulations

To develop your skills and experience in a real-life setting, we work together to find an industry placement that plays to your strengths. You will work on an employer-set project to refine your electrotechnical engineering skills and prepare you for an exciting career.

If you need an extra hand with English, maths and digital skills relevant to the health and science route, we have tutors to support you to get that all-important level 2 in English and maths you need to complete the course.

Entry Requirements

T levels are for people who are 16-18 on 31 August on the date that they start the course.

Standard entry to this course requires one reference. You should demonstrate a minimum of 90% attendance at your last place of work or study. A GCSE in both English and maths at grade 4 or above or Functional Skills in both English and maths at Level 2, plus a minimum of two other GCSEs at grade 4 or above including science and a design technology based related subject.

All students will undertake a probationary period for the first six weeks of their programme. During this time, attendance, attitude, attainment and application towards study will be monitored. A final decision as to the most appropriate level of study and the outcome will be discussed with you towards the end of your probationary period.

You will need:
GCSE in both English and maths, grade 3 or above, plus a further two GCSEs at grade 3 or above, one of which must include a science or technical based subject. Students previously studying at the college will need to have attained a Level 1 Diploma in Electrical, plus English and maths at grade 3 or equivalent Functional Skills.

How you will be assessed

You will be assessed via a variety of formal methods during your course plus assessments such as external exams, controlled assessments, an employer-led set project, and summarising your learning through practical assignments.

This will generate an overall grade of pass, merit, distinction, or distinction*. You will be awarded a nationally recognised certificate which will show a breakdown of what you have achieved and can be worth up to 168 UCAS points.

Course Fees

Tuition fees

Tuition Fees (16-18): £0.00

Additional Costs

For construction T levels courses the material fee is £300* for the two years, and this is payable at enrolment. You will also need to buy PPE (personal protective equipment) to make sure that you are safe while working and studying (approximately £35*), as well as toolkits to use in our workshops and on your industry placement (approximately £50*).

*prices may be subject to change due to inflation

Material Fees



If the course is longer than one year the total fees are for the first year only and further fees may apply in future years. All fees are based on a ‘home’ learner status. Please contact us for information on overseas fees.

For more information, please see our course fee disclaimers page.

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Course and Career progression

T levels are equivalent to three A levels, so if you choose to move into higher education and do a degree or higher apprenticeship, that is also an option.

This construction T level specialises in building services electrotechnical engineering, giving you a strong start in a highly sought-after career and giving you the knowledge to move into a higher level apprenticeship or a degree if that’s where you’d rather go.

Have a chat with our independent careers advisors to work out your next step. They have all the information, advice and guidance you need to kickstart your career.

What Happens Next

Apply online via the College website, or if your school uses the Positive Steps @16 (PS16) application system please apply through this and speak to your careers advisor if you are unsure. You will need details of your qualifications, a reference, and a personal statement to complete your application. Once your application has been successfully processed, you will be sent a conditional offer and be invited to an interview at the college to meet key staff, learn more about your chosen course of study, and tour the facilities. You will then need to confirm your acceptance of the course offered to you.

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