EAL Progression in Building Services Engineering (Level 2) / EAL Dilyniant mewn Peirianneg Gwasanaethau Adeiladu (Lefel 2)
All learners will complete three mandatory core units which holistically cover employment, employability skills and general BSE practices in the sector over time. Learners will also need to show their development of their planning and evaluation skills within a BSE related area. Learners will be required to choose a trade specialism in the BSE sector. Learners will focus on developing their knowledge, skills and understanding contained in the relevant standards for that trade, as well as deepening their understanding of how practice in this trade has changed, and is still changing, over time.
The EAL Progression in Building Services Engineering (Level 2) has been developed as a post-16 qualification for individuals working in or intending to work in the building services engineering (BSE) sector. This qualification will enable learners to go on to study other Level 3 BSE courses relevant to their chosen trade.
The qualification is primarily designed for learners to follow on a full time one-year programme of learning. It is aimed at learners who have achieved the Foundation in Construction and Building Services Engineering (Level 2) but do not yet have an apprenticeship. It is suitable for:
- learners aged 16+ currently working in or intending to work in the BSE sector.
- learners who have achieved the Foundation in Construction and the Built Environment qualification but do not yet have an employer to continue to an apprenticeship.
The EAL Progression in Building Services Engineering (Level 2) enables learners to develop their:
- understanding of social, economic and environmental sustainability as appropriate to BSE
- understanding of aspects of employment and employability in the sector
- employability skills and understanding of how these are relevant to contemporary practice in a chosen BSE trade
- their knowledge of and ability to apply the health and safety requirements of working on sites, with equipment and with others when working in a chosen BSE trade
- understanding of the types of work and projects undertaken in a chosen BSE trade, and the interdependencies of this work with work by other tradespeople, at the design, construction, use and maintenance stages
- understanding of the tools, techniques, materials and technologies used in a chosen BSE trade and of how they change, and have changed, over time
- knowledge and understanding required in a chosen trade route, as set out in this document to the relevant national standards
- practical skills in carrying out a wide range of tasks in a chosen BSE trade
- ability to effectively plan and evaluate their performance in carrying out a wide range of tasks in a chosen BSE trade.
Qualification utilises three assessment methods to minimise bias in assessment. These are given below with weighting toward overall grade indicated:
- 20% On-screen assessment
- 20% Professional Discussion
- 60% Practical Project.
On completion, the qualification will provide learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills to progress into employment within a building services engineering related area or onto further study.