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Apprenticeship training course

Building services engineering service and maintenance engineer (level 3)

Maintenance and repair of building services, such as: ventilation, heating, water supply.

Qualification level
Equivalent to A level.
Typical duration
48 months
Apprenticeship category
Construction and the built environment
Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Applying relevant safety legislation, codes of practice and safe working practices to themselves and others.
  • Planning, organising and undertaking activities in ways which use resources effectively to complete work, with consideration for cost, quality, time, safety, security and environmental impact, within relevant legislative requirements, specifications, codes of practice and industry recognised practices.
  • Preparing work areas ensuring safe access and egress for self and others is maintained; components, tools and equipment are stored and positioned safely and to allow efficient workflow.
  • Carrying out fault finding, fault diagnosis, de-commissioning, component replacement, testing and re-commissioning of existing industrial and commercial ventilating, heating, water supply, waste (effluent discharge), drainage, and related electrical systems.
  • Providing the client and contract supervisor with options for repairs, replacements and improvements; and the likely impact, cost and timescales for any work required that is additional to the specification or contract.
  • Finishing maintenance activities by; notifying the client of the work undertaken, completing the necessary reports and contract related processes and procedures; explaining and demonstrating how to operate the system in the most energy efficient way

Full information on Building services engineering service and maintenance engineer (level 3) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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