Trafford College
Construction and the Built Environment (Building Services Engineering - Electrical Pathway) HNC
Trafford College

Course modalities offered

Key Course Facts

Course Description

The BTEC Higher National qualifications in Building Services Engineering –Mechanical pathway is aimed at students who are looking to develop their career as a Building Services Engineer. Candidates are generally already working in technician roles “on the tools" and this programme supports student’s development towards design, installation and management roles within the sector. Optional units are offered to support both electrical and mechanical Building services engineers. Mechanical includes Heating, Ventilation, refrigeration, air conditioning and plumbing while Electrical covers services for domestic, commercial and industrial building.

Continuous assessment through written assignments, presentations and laboratory work.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

Qualification requirements

All applications will be considered individually however offers will usually be based on: 64 UCAS points at A Level in relevant subject(s) BTEC Level 3 qualification (2 years) in Construction and the Built Environment 4 GCSEs at grade C or above (or numeric score of 4/5 under newly reformed GCSE grading) which must include Maths and English. An Access to Higher Education Diploma in relevant area Other related Level 3 qualifications Related work experience will be considered in place of formal qualifications Successful applicants who do not have GCSES in Maths and /or English at Grade C (Or equivalent) will be offered the opportunity to undertake that qualification whilst on their Higher Education course. Applicants should be aware that progression on to Level 6 top up programmes may not be possible without the GCSE Passes.

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Tuition Fees Construction and the Built Environment (Building Services Engineering - Electrical Pathway) HNC

England UK £6995
Northern Ireland £6995
Scotland £6995
Wales £6995

Additional fee information

£6995 Full-Time Route,£3600 Per Year Part-Time

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2024

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

What students say about studying Building Services Engineering in the UK?

  • CIBSE - Why the role of building services engineer is a good career?

About Trafford College

Trafford College is an institution that provides Further Education level courses to their students in the metropolitan borough of Trafford, England. There are two separate campus sites that applicants can study at; Altrincham Campus with its specialist Creative Arts facilities, and Stretford Campus where vocational learners benefit from modern and well-equipped workshops.

Where is this programme taught

Main Site (Stockpot College Campus)
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