Building Services

Train to become a skilled and qualified tradesperson in electrical, plumbing and tiling.

About Building Services

Our Building Services courses and Apprenticeship programmes train you to become a skilled and qualified tradesperson in a variety of trades such as Plumbing and Electrical Installation. You will study in our dedicated construction and building services centres and facilities. These include classrooms for theory and huge trade-specific workshops where you develop your practical skills each week.

In 2021/22 a new suite of Technical Certificates will be introduced. These programmes have been compiled by Qualifications Wales and are subject to change so please see our website for the most up to date information.

When you apply to study a Building Services course with us you will start by studying a PreFoundation or a Foundation course (depending on your GCSE results). The Pre-foundation course offers an introduction into Construction and the Built Environment and a range of trades. The Foundation programme involves focusing on developing skills in two trades and then once you’ve successfully completed this, the progression programme requires you to select one main trade to study. 

Your Industry

According to EMSI 2019 data, the construction sector is due to grow by 9.4% in the Cardiff Capital Region over 2019-2025. This increase would lead to 4,000 additional jobs over that period and average wages reaching £30,000. The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) predicts UK employment in construction will grow for the fourth consecutive year at 0.5 per cent a year on average to 2022. Additionally, Wales leads UK construction growth for the fourth year running at 4.6% with an estimated 12,250 additional jobs by 2022. (CITB 2018)

Building Services Courses

Wall and Floor Tiling

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Course name
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Wall & Floor Tiling
L1 Full Time 6 September 2021 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Wall & Floor Tiling - Beginner
L1 Part Time 10 January 2022 2 May 2022 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Wall & Floor Tiling
L2 Full Time 6 September 2021 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Wall & Floor Tiling - Taster
EL2 Part Time 8 November 2021 7 March 2022 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Plumbing

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Course name
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Building Services, Electrical & Plumbing
L1 Full Time 6 September 2021 Barry Campus East Cardiff Campus
Introduction to Building Services (Plumbing and Electrical)
L1 Part Time 19 July 2021 6 September 2021 25 September 2021 18 July 2022 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Building Services (Electrical, Plumbing, Heating & Ventilation & Refrigeration and Air Conditioning)
L2 Full Time 6 September 2021 Barry Campus
Domestic Plumbing - Apprenticeship
L2 Part Time 6 September 2021 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff
F Gas and ODS Regulations
L2 Part Time Contact us for dates City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Hydrocarbon Refrigeration, Air Con and Heat Pump System Installation, Servicing and Maint (PLA)
L2 Part Time 17 June 2021 11 November 2021 13 January 2022 12 May 2022 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Plumbing - Enhanced
L2 Full Time 6 September 2021 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Plumbing Skills
L2 Full Time 6 September 2021 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Refrigeration - Apprenticeship
L2 Part Time 6 September 2021 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
ACS CCN1 Initial Assessment
L3 Part Time Contact us for dates Barry Campus
ACS CCN1 Re-assessment
L3 Part Time Contact us for dates Barry Campus
ACS Gas Appliances
L1 L3 Part Time Contact us for dates Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff
BPEC Energy Efficiency for Gas and Plumbing Engineers
L3 Part Time Contact us for dates Barry Campus
Domestic Energy Assessment - Certificate (PLA)
L3 Part Time 31 May 2021 31 January 2022 30 May 2022 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Domestic Plumbing - Apprenticeship
L3 Part Time 6 September 2021 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Unvented Hot Water
L3 Part Time Contact us for dates Barry Campus
Plumbing - Taster
EL3 Part Time 15 May 2021 22 November 2021 21 March 2022 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Electrical

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Course name
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Basic Home Electrics - Beginner
L1 Part Time 29 November 2021 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Basic Home Electrics - Intermediate
L2 Part Time 30 January 2022 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Electrical Installation
L2 Full Time 6 September 2021 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Electrical Installation - Enhanced Diploma
L2 Full Time 6 September 2021 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Electronic Engineering
L2 Full Time 6 September 2021 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Electrical/Electronic Engineering - Subsidiary Diploma
L3 Full Time 6 September 2021 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Electrotechnical - Apprenticeship
L3 Part Time 6 September 2021 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Initial and Periodic Inspection and Testing of Electrical Installations - Award (PLA)
L3 Part Time 1 June 2021 14 February 2022 30 May 2022 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
In-Service Inspections and Testing of Electrical Equipment (PAT) (PLA)
L3 Part Time 31 January 2022 21 March 2022 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Basic Home Electrics - Taster
EL3 Part Time 1 November 2021 City Centre Campus, Cardiff