Level 2

Who is the course for

This course is for candidates working in the engineering sector who wish to update their skills to specify, design, install and maintain automation systems in domestic or commercial buildings. The course will benefit companies and individuals that wish to align their businesses with these realities and prepare for the growing demand in this area.

Course Content

  • Introduction to home automation (domotics)
  • Planning a home automation (domotics) project
  • System hardware and set up
  • Designing an installation
  • Wiring up the system
  • System integration and programme upload
  • More advanced programming and scheduling
  • Heating/cooling and light sensor control
  • Security and access control
  • Graphics displays and energy monitoring.

Study Methods

  • Powerpoint presentations
  • Hardware/software demonstrations
  • Practical system specification and design activity
  • Practical system wiring and installation activity
  • Practical system programming and test activity
  • Assisted self study project; design of a system for a small part of a building of your choice e.g. home, workplace, gym etc.

Candidates will be required to carry out programming during the course and so access to a Windows PC would be highly desirable to get the full benefit. If candidates have a Laptop with the Windows operating system installed then they can bring it in so that they can connect to the system, otherwise they should bring in their program on a memory storage device; Some Apple Macs have also Windows OS installed, sometimes even on a separate processor - this may work but is not guaranteed.

How is the course assessed

If the tutor deems you competent, at the level that has been taught, then you will be awarded with a Certificate of Completion endorsed by Domotics Controls Ltd and Uxbridge College.

Where next - Further Studies

Various in the Building Services sector.

Where next - Job Opportunities

Various, including electrical contractors, custom installers/system integrators, electrical engineering consultants, energy management consultants, disabled persons support consultants, quantity surveyors.

More Information

Each student should bring their own PC laptop with wi-fi, and will be provided with copies of the presentation and other associated materials, as well as all software necessary for practicing system programming and diagnostics.

This qualification is recognised by Teletask Domotics System distributors and installers in most of Europe, India, China, Canada, South America, Russia and Australia, should the students wish to seek work in these countries. In addition the students receive a voucher for about £300 towards the cost of Teletask Domotics hardware if they successfully complete the Level 3 course.

Bespoke Training: In line with industry demand, we are happy to discuss with you tailor made delivery, to meet your specific needs. This may comprise of distance learning, delivery at a time to suit you, intensive study, and delivery at your premises.

To discuss your specific requirements, please contact Sanjay Suri, Commercial Manager - Engineering on 01895 853417 mobile 07939 570325 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Further information on Domotics Ltd and how this technology can be used in home automation please visit the http://www.domotics.uk.com

Last updated: 12 January 2018

How to Apply

You can enrol straight away by one of the methods below. You do not need to complete an application form.

  • By telephone - call 01895 853333 to enrol using your Visa, MasterCard, Visa Debit, Maestro or Delta card.
  • In person – come along to the Uxbridge Campus. We are open Monday to Friday between 9am and 4pm. Please remember to bring your payment with you as you will need to pay your fees when you enrol.
Uxbridge Campus: Course Starting Mon 23 April 2018

Starts: 23/04/2018

Duration: 10 Week(s)

Where: Uxbridge Campus

When: Monday 18:00 to 21:00

Total College Fee: £425.00

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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

If you have questions regarding this please contact Sanjay Suri, Commercial Manager - Business & Technology on 01895 853417 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Last updated: 3 March 2017

How to Apply

This course requires an informal interview.

To arrange an assessment and interview time please contact Information, Advice & Guidance on 01895 853333.

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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 and a minimum of Level 1 English and maths Functional Skills plus a good school or college 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

Last updated: 12 January 2018

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 03 September 2018

Starts: 03/09/2018

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 or college 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

Last updated: 12 January 2018

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 03 September 2018

Starts: 03/09/2018

Duration: 1 Year(s)

Where: Uxbridge Campus

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

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