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.

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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Wall & Floor Tiling - Beginner L1 Part Time 12 January 2023 4 May 2023 11 January 2024 2 May 2024 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Wall & Floor Tiling - Introduction L1 Part Time 17 January 2023 18 September 2023 16 January 2024 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Plumbing with Wall & Floor Tiling - Foundation in Construction and the Built Environment L2 Full Time 4 September 2023 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Wall & Floor Tiling with Plumbing - Foundation in Construction and the Built Environment L2 Full Time 4 September 2023 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
HNC in Construction & The Built Environment (Building Services Engineering) L4 Part Time 11 September 2023 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
HND Construction and Built Environment (Building Services Engineering) L5 Part Time 11 September 2023 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Wall & Floor Tiling - Taster EL2 Part Time 9 March 2023 9 November 2023 7 March 2024 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Plumbing

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Electrical Installation and Plumbing - Pre-Foundation in Construction and the Built Environment L1 Full Time 4 September 2023 Barry Campus East Cardiff Campus
Introduction to Building Services (Plumbing and Electrical) L1 Part Time 17 July 2023 14 September 2023 18 September 2023 15 July 2024 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Electrical Installation with Plumbing - Foundation in Construction and the Built Environment L2 Full Time 4 September 2023 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff
F-Gas and ODS Regulations (Cat 1) (PLA) L2 Part Time 20 February 2023 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
F-Gas and ODS Regulations (Cat 1) - Intensive (PLA) L2 Part Time 11 April 2023 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Plumbing with Electrical Installation - Foundation in Construction and the Built Environment L2 Full Time 4 September 2023 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Plumbing with Wall & Floor Tiling - Foundation in Construction and the Built Environment L2 Full Time 4 September 2023 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Wall & Floor Tiling with Plumbing - Foundation in Construction and the Built Environment L2 Full Time 4 September 2023 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 Assessor Certificate (PLA) L3 Part Time Contact us for dates Online
Unvented Hot Water L3 Part Time Contact us for dates Barry Campus
HNC in Construction & The Built Environment (Building Services Engineering) L4 Part Time 11 September 2023 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
HND Construction and Built Environment (Building Services Engineering) L5 Part Time 11 September 2023 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Heating, Ventilation, Refrig & Aircon

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Hydrocarbon Refrigeration, Air Con and Heat Pump System Installation, Servicing and Maint (PLA) L2 Part Time 12 January 2023 11 May 2023 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Refrigeration - Apprenticeship L2 Part Time 11 September 2023 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Domestic Hot Water Storage Systems (Unvented) (PLA) L3 Part Time 20 February 2023 3 April 2023 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
HNC in Construction & The Built Environment (Building Services Engineering) L4 Part Time 11 September 2023 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
HND Construction and Built Environment (Building Services Engineering) L5 Part Time 11 September 2023 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Electrical

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Basic Home Electrics - Beginner L1 Part Time 27 November 2023 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Electrical Installation and Plumbing - Pre-Foundation in Construction and the Built Environment L1 Full Time 4 September 2023 Barry Campus East Cardiff Campus
Engineering L1 Full Time 4 September 2023 Barry Campus
Introduction to Building Services (Plumbing and Electrical) L1 Part Time 17 July 2023 14 September 2023 18 September 2023 15 July 2024 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Basic Home Electrics - Intermediate L2 Part Time 29 January 2023 28 January 2024 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Electrical Installation with Plumbing - Foundation in Construction and the Built Environment L2 Full Time 4 September 2023 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Electronic Engineering L2 Full Time 4 September 2023 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Plumbing with Electrical Installation - Foundation in Construction and the Built Environment L2 Full Time 4 September 2023 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff
18th Edition IET Wiring Regulations (PLA) L3 Part Time 12 December 2022 11 January 2023 6 February 2023 17 April 2023 8 May 2023 12 June 2023 31 July 2023 Community Location
Electrical/Electronic Engineering - Subsidiary Diploma L3 Full Time 4 September 2023 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment Installation (PLA) L3 Part Time Contact us for dates City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Initial and Periodic Inspection and Testing of Electrical Installations - Award (PLA) L3 Part Time Contact us for start dates City Centre Campus, Cardiff City Centre Campus, Cardiff
In-Service Inspections and Testing of Electrical Equipment (PAT) (PLA) L3 Part Time 9 February 2023 20 March 2023 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff
HNC in Construction & The Built Environment (Building Services Engineering) L4 Part Time 11 September 2023 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
HND Construction and Built Environment (Building Services Engineering) L5 Part Time 11 September 2023 City Centre Campus, Cardiff