Building Services Engineering Technology and Project Management NVQ
This qualification is a National Vocational qualification (NVQ). It involves the skills and knowledge needed to do the job, ability to organise work and identify and prevent problems. The qualification has mandatory units covering health and safety and building services engineering projects. It then has further units covering design principles, estimating and tendering; monitoring commissioning and testing, contract conditions; providing technical and functional information; and planning.
There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification although Centres should ensure that the learners have the potential to achieve the units selected within this qualification. Learners must have the minimum levels of literacy and numeracy to comply with the health and safety aspects of the scheme, the completion of the learning outcomes and any assessment requirements.
Individuals who are occupied in their specific job role but have additional responsibility for aspects of building services engineering in the workplace. Their job roles could be: Design Engineer, Estimator, Site/Workshop Manager, Facilities Maintenance Manager; and Supervisor or Project/Contract Manager.
The qualification contains the following type of units:
• Knowledge Units: A unit that gives the learner the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of identified topics and subject areas.
• Performance Units: A unit that gives the learner the opportunity to demonstrate they have the practical skills that are in keeping with the relevant National Occupational Standards for identified activities.
NVQs are based on national occupational standards, which the learner must meet to be competent in a particular task. The achievement of NVQs will encourage an employee to value their contribution to the workplace, and it will develop their skills and potential. This qualification requires occupational evidence.