Degree Apprenticeship: BEng (Hons)
Building Services Engineering – Design Engineer (Level Six Top Up)
The Degree Apprenticeship aims to provide a broad-based educational experience, enabling students to enter careers in the civil engineering and allied sectors.
applications for september 2021 are now closed.
Fees for the course will be a maximum of £27,000 over 5 years.
TThis course is based on the existing part-time BSc (Hons) qualification and seeks to reflect the learning outcomes for the programme at level 6, designed to develop the key areas of building services systems design, management of complex projects combined with low-carbon and renewable energy strategies as they relate to the built environment.
The programme has therefore taken account of the expectations required by professionals employed in the field of Building Services Engineering and the wider built environment.
The course is also intended to satisfy the requirements of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) providing the requirements to be able to achieve the professional standard of Incorporated Engineer (IEng.), whilst aiming to bridge the disciplines of engineering design, management and the built environment.
Everything you need to know
Modules studied on the programme:
- Low-Carbon Buildings and Renewables
- Financial and Commercial Management
- Intelligence Buildings
- Building Services Systems
- Major Design Project
An appropriate Level 4 qualification i.e. HND, Foundation Degree (FdSc) or Higher Level Apprenticeship in a cognate subject area .GCSE English Language at Grade C or above and Mathematics at Grade B or an equivalent qualification. Apprentices without formal qualifications but with sufficient relevant work experience will be welcome to join the course.
How does the Degree Apprenticeship work?
The courses will take up to five years to complete, dependant on previous qualifications and the course chosen. The apprenticeships comprise on-the-job practical training with academic learning. This approach combines face-to-face teaching, laboratory workshops, reflective practice and formal assessment. The experiential learning element of the courses focus on the student’s workplace and specific areas of project work they are undertaking with regard to meeting key attributes required of a professionally recognised Civil Engineer. Students will work towards the end point assessment for this Degree Apprenticeship, which will provide Incorporated Engineer (IEng) status with the ICE via professional review. Employers also engage with professional development to help the student progress through their training.
How to Apply
Please note applications are submitted through the relevant employer, not directly from applicants.
Before starting an apprenticeship, applicants will be required to sign a “Commitment Statement” which details key information regarding the apprenticeship such as learning requirements, responsibilities of the apprentice, employer and university, assessments, delivery schedule, etc, some of which are detailed below. Further information on this, and general apprentice admissions requirements, may be sought from the Apprenticeships Team:
Tel: 0113 812 4500
Download course details
A downloadable PDF of course details.
Information for Employers
- Meet the unique needs of your business – with Degree Apprentices learning at work, they are able to develop the knowledge and occupational competencies demanded by specific job roles, and meet the unique needs of your business.
- Fill your higher-level skills gaps – higher-level skills are vital to business performance and economic growth. Through degree apprenticeships you can fill your higher-level skills gaps efficiently and effectively by tailoring the learning.
- Develop existing staff – you can develop your existing staff by allowing them to undertake a Degree Apprenticeship or enabling them to work with a Degree Apprentice in the workforce, through mentoring opportunities and more.
- Meet the targets of the Engineering Council UK and the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), to have most engineering staff with recognised professional qualifications such as Incorporated status.
- Every apprenticeship must have an Apprenticeship Agreement. This is a contract of service between the apprentice and the employer, confirming the apprenticeship and the standard being undertaken. This will be supplemented by a ‘Statement of Commitment’ signed by the employer, provider, and apprentice, setting out the expectations, roles and responsibility of each party involved in the apprenticeship
- The apprentice must be already employed or specifically offered a position associated with the apprenticeship opportunity. In this case the employer will be responsible for the recruitment of Degree Apprentices. However, we can work with you to promote your opportunities via our website
- The employer pays Degree Apprentices at their normal rate whilst they are studying. Apprentices must be paid at least a minimum wage appropriate to their age and job role
- Apprentices require a mentor in the workplace who will oversee their learning and coordinate with the university
- Apprentices spend a minimum of 20% of their working hours completing study for the course
Organisations with a wage bill in excess of £3 million can fund the course fees using their Apprenticeship Levy.
If you are a non-levy paying organisation the government will co-fund your apprenticeship training by contributing 95% of the costs and you will pay the remaining 5% of costs.
Applications for Apprenticeship Courses starting in September 2021
Please note: We will be closing the application window for courses on the 31 July 2021. Please make sure all applications are received by this deadline as we cannot guarantee a place on one of our apprenticeships after this date.
If you are an employer who is undertaking a recruitment process and will not have a person in post by the deadline, please contact the apprenticeship team to discuss further.
If you are an applicant that will be waiting for your exam results please also contact the apprenticeship team and we can advise on steps you need to take.