Notification of Scheduled Maintenance

We continue to work toward important upgrades to Secure Client. These will provide enhanced functionality and security. Updates are now in progress and will continue between Monday 8th February and Wednesday 3rd March 2021. During this time our systems will be unavailable. 

Critical Action Required:

If you are planning to book and run exams between the 3rd March and 10th March, inclusively, we need you to provide us with prior notice. 

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Access to Building Services Engineering


This pre-employment qualification offers a broad introduction to the fundamental knowledge and practices within the sector, helping learners to progress into skilled trades. The qualification includes Level 1 units to allow accelerated progression from Certificate to Diploma. These units cover fundamental operations in electrical installation, heating and ventilating, plumbing, refrigeration and air conditioning. It also includes an overview of the sector and its roles, responsibilities and procedures, safe working practices, environmental protection measures and scientific principles at the appropriate level.

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.

Young people aged 14 and above looking to enter the sector Unemployed learners who are looking for a career change.


The Level 1 Certificate is assessed through written and practical Centre-marked assignments.

These qualifications can be delivered entirely in a college or by a training provider using classrooms and workshop facilities. EAL provides detailed delivery advice, assessment guidance and recording documents.
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