student working on heating system
Cardonald Campus
SCQF Level
Start Date
26 Aug 2019
Qualification Type
Course Type
1 Year (August to June)

This NPA Building Services course will equip you with the skills and knowledge required to work in the building services engineering sector. This course provides you a number of routes into the varying careers within this industry.

What will I learn?

  • Basic electrical installation operations
  • Basic plumbing operations
  • Basic heating and ventilation operations
  • Basic refrigeration and air conditioning operations
  • Energy and the environment
  • System, roles, responsibilities and procedures
  • Science.

Employer and industry links

We work in partnership with the industry bodies SNIPEF and SECTT.

Jobs and further study

  • NC Built Environment 
  • You will have the potential to work in the building services sector.

Entry requirements (minimum)

  • National 4 / Standard Grade at General Level in Craft and Design or a relevant practical subject, such as Woodwork or Practical Craft Skills
  • National 4 / Standard Grades at General Level in Maths and English are desirable
  • If you do not meet the entry criteria for your chosen course, you may be offered an alternative course in the same subject area.

Entry requirements equivalency table

  • If you do not meet the entry criteria for your chosen course, you may be offered an alternative course in the same subject area.

Making an application

For courses starting in August, you can make up to two applications.

Applications are made to a course and a first choice of campus. If the course is oversubscribed at your first choice you will be automatically considered for alternative sites and may be made an offer without a further application.

I've applied — what happens next?

When you apply

You will receive an automated email confirming that we have received your application and we will be in contact as per the following stages:

  • You will be invited to attend an interview. Please bring your qualifications and references to the interview.
  • You will be informed of decisions within 10 working days of your interview.
  • Once an offer is received, you must reply within 10 working days or risk losing your place.
  • If a place is unavailable at your first choice of campus, you may be offered a place at one of our other campuses and you must respond to this within the timescale above.
  • Once you have accepted your offer, you will be sent further information such as an induction date and student funding. 

More questions? Contact us about this course

0141 272 3339