Foundation Qualification in Building Services Engineering (Plumbing and Electrical)

Key Details

  • Available at:
    Llangefni, Rhos-on-Sea
  • Course type:
    Full-Time (Further Education)
  • Study Mode:
    Full-time
  • Level:
    2
  • Programme Area:
    Construction and the Built Environment
  • Course Length:

    1 year

  • Bilingual:

    n/a

Please note: We recommend that you have access to a laptop/chromebook to enable coursework to be completed digitally at home. There is a dedicated IT Digital Inclusion fund to support those learners who do not have a digital device and are unable to purchase one.

Course Description

Would you like a career in Building Services Engineering – Plumbing and Heating or Electrical Installation? You know that you want to follow one of these two trades in Construction. Then this course is for you!

This programme introduces you to the fundamental techniques of plumbing, central heating and electrical installation, preparing you for working in these trades. The course will provide you with a background knowledge of other construction careers and professions; it will give you the practical skills to carry out a variety of plumbing and electrical tasks, and will give you the basic theory of how plumbing, heating and electrical systems work.

The Foundation qualification has common units and themes found in other Foundation in Construction pathways; the aim is to broaden the wider knowledge of how the construction industry operates and better equip learners for employment in the construction sector.

The programme is suitable for a variety of people looking to work in construction. This includes students progressing from school, or individuals from other sectors looking for a change of career. You will gain the practical knowledge you need to proceed onto a Construction Progression Qualification (Level 2) or into the industry through gaining an Apprenticeship.

Entry Criteria

In order to access this course, you will need at least one of the following:

  • 4 GCSEs at grade G or above
  • or successful completion of the Pathway to Construction Skills Qualification,
  • or a relevant level 1 qualification,
  • or relevant industry work experience, or relevant employment. As part of the application process, you will be asked to attend an interview to give you the opportunity to discuss the course.

As part of the application process, you will be asked to attend an interview to give you the opportunity to discuss the course.

Delivery

You will study a variety of subject-specific modules, in addition to Literacy and Numeracy skills.

The programme is delivered through a blend of the following:

  • Practical sessions with excellent workshop facilities
  • Training in a realistic work environment (RWE)
  • Theory lessons in well-equipped classrooms
  • Discussions
  • Demonstrations
  • 1:1 and group tutorial sessions

Your programme will include a combination of:

  • Essential Skills qualifications and/or
  • GCSE resits
Essential Skills

This may include a combination of Application of Number, Communication, Digital Literacy and Essential Employability Skills

GCSE resits

This may include GCSE Numeracy/Maths and/or Welsh/English Language.

Assessment

  • Synoptic end of course test.
  • Online Multi-choice theory exam.
  • Guided discussion

Progression

The programme gives you a qualification and a valuable set of skills helping you to progress into employment through an Apprenticeship or further education with the Construction Progression Qualification. Progression Options:

Construction Progression Qualification (This programme allows learners to focus on one specific trade)

  • Plumbing
  • Electrical Installation

Apprenticeship in Construction (Note: apprenticeships in construction require learners to complete the Foundation in Construction Qualification, learners who have completed this qualification while attending a full time construction course at Grwp Llandrillo Menai are exempt from the Foundation Qualification during an apprenticeship)