Level 2

Entry Requirements

  • Basic computer skills
  • Sound communication skills
  • Interpret and apply technical documents and instructions
  • OH&S
  • A good level of English is required.

Who is the course for

To meet the technical skills gap in the BMS sector we have developed this industry controls

course in conjunction with Innotech Controls Ltd. There is an increasing requirement for

facilities/maintenance technicians, plumbers and electricians to understand these systems as

they are likely to come across them during their usual line of work now or in the future.

The course will cover many aspects from BMS/HVAC hardware, controls theory fundamentals

and hands on applications engineering that can then be applied in industry.

Course Content

Overview of the HVAC systems

Control Basics

  • An overview of the controls process.
  • Sensors and field devices, what are they and how they are used.
  • Understanding how a controller works
  • Describe and understand how controlled devices are used.

Introduction to Direct Digital Control (DDC)

  • Introduction to DDC’s what they are and the functions they can perform.
  • Common terminologies associated with DDC controllers.
  • Fundamentals of PID Loop control.
  • Examining the fundamental programming blocks used to create a DDC configuration.
  • What is a DDC program?
  • Understanding of DDC logic and how programs work.
  • Networking and communication principles.

Programming fundamentals

  • Why we create programs
  • How to read a specification
  • Understanding programming blocks
  • Build real world programs
  • Using MAXCon the engineering tool

iComm comms server

  • Understand the Comms server application
  • Simple configuration tips
  • Transferring programs to a DDC

Project simulation

  • Using simulation DDC
  • Testing your logic

MAXMon fundamentals

  • Test and commission DDC programs
  • Backing up
  • Fine tune your DDC configuration

All software supplied which can be used post training as required.

Study Methods

  • Open book assessments
  • Hand book and other recourses
  • Class based delivery
  • 50% theory 50% Practical

How is the course assessed

  • 50% theory assessment open book
  • 50% practical open book

Where next - Further Studies

  • Advanced controls applications
  • HVAC BMS applications
  • Service and commissioning
  • Further Innotech courses
  • Home automation Design and Installation (offered at Uxbridge College)

Where next - Job Opportunities

  • BMS Servicing
  • BMS Applications engineering
  • BMS Commissioning
  • BMS project design

More Information

  • Please contact our Information, Advice and Guidance team on 01895 853333 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

How to Apply

You can enrol and pay online for this course. Please click the orange Enrol Now button below.

Uxbridge Campus: Course Starting Tue 17 January 2017

Starts: 17/01/2017

Duration: 10 Week(s)

Where: Uxbridge Campus

When: Tuesday 18:00 to 21:00

Total College Fee: £495.00

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Uxbridge Campus: Course Starting Tue 25 April 2017

Starts: 25/04/2017

Duration: 10 Week(s)

Where: Uxbridge Campus

When: Tuesday 18:00 to 21:00

Total College Fee: £495.00

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Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at grade D (grade 3) or above including English, maths and science, or a relevant Level 1 qualification, plus a good school report commenting on attendance, punctuality,

behaviour and commitment.

Who is the course for

This intermediate qualification is for people thinking about a career in building services engineering and perhaps maintaining air conditioners or working as an electrician

or a plumber.

Need some practical experience to make a career decision? This one year introductory qualification covers four areas of building services engineering:

  • Plumbing
  • Electrical installation
  • Heating and ventilation
  • Refrigeration and air-conditioning.

Course Content

Core units include:

  • Understand and demonstrate the fundamentals of:

-refrigeration and air conditioning operations

-electrical installation operations

-heating and ventilation operations

-plumbing operations

  • Carry out safe BSE working practices
  • Apply environmental protection measures within BSE
  • Roles, responsibilities and procedures in BSE
  • Apply scientific principles within mechanical services engineering.

Where next - Further Studies

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma/Level 3 Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment (Building Services Engineering).

Where next - Job Opportunities

These qualifications do not lead directly to a job, but they prepare you to choose and start other qualifications. After taking another qualification, you could choose to work as:

  • an electrician
  • a plumber
  • a heating and ventilation engineer
  • an air conditioning engineer.

More Information

Please call our Information, Advice & Guidance team on 01895 853333.

Last updated: 9 November 2016.

How to Apply

To apply for a course choose one of these methods:

  • Online - click the Apply Now button, fill out the form and submit
  • Post - download an application form here , or use the form in the prospectus. Fill it out and return it to:

Student Records/Admissions, Uxbridge College, Park Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1NQ.

When we have received your application we will contact you to arrange an interview time.

Uxbridge Campus: Course Starting Mon 04 September 2017

Starts: 04/09/2017

Duration: 1 Year(s)

Where: Uxbridge Campus

When: Monday-Friday 09:00 to 17:00

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Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at grade D (grade 3) or above including English, maths and science, or a relevant Level 1 qualification, plus a good school report commenting on attendance, punctuality, behaviour and commitment.

Who is the course for

This course qualification is designed for those learners who may have a limited prior knowledge and understanding of the plumbing sector but have the ability to achieve a fundamental level plumbing qualification.

Course Content

This qualification covers a wide range of subjects required by the plumbing industry including: .

  • Heath and safety
  • Scientific principles
  • Pipework fabrication techniques
  • Domestic hot water systems
  • Domestic cold water systems
  • Domestic central heating systems
  • Above ground drainage
  • Electrical systems within the plumbing industry

Study Methods

Combination of Lectures and Workshop sessions, Tutorials, Private study projects and Assignments.

How is the course assessed

On-line exams and simulated Practical assessments.

Where next - Further Studies

C&G Level 3 Diploma in Plumbing Studies or C&G Level 3 Diploma in Gas Utilisation.

Where next - Job Opportunities

You can gain employment as a domestic plumber, installing central heating systems, maintaining central heating,

fire protection systems or installing and maintaining gas, oil and solid fuel pipework and appliances.

More Information

For further information, please contact our Information, Advice and Guidance team on 01895 853333 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Last updated: 9 November 2016.

How to Apply

To apply for a course choose one of these methods:

  • Online - click the Apply Now button, fill out the form and submit
  • Post - download an application form here , or use the form in the prospectus. Fill it out and return it to:

Student Records/Admissions, Uxbridge College, Park Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1NQ.

When we have received your application we will contact you to arrange an interview time.

Uxbridge Campus: Course Starting Mon 04 September 2017

Starts: 04/09/2017

Duration: 1 Year(s)

Where: Uxbridge Campus

When: Monday-Friday 09:00 to 17:00

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