Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS) Controls Engineer


Qualification level: 4

Typical duration: 36 months (excluding End-Point Assessment)

Offered at both our Birmingham and Doncaster campuses

Block release/day release/delivery in the workplace are available, subject to meeting demand and minimum numbers

Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS) are implemented in buildings with mechanical, HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) and electrical systems to enable energy-efficient control of the internal environment. BEMS controls engineers are responsible for the control, performance and efficiency of energy usage and comfort control in industrial/commercial/public buildings of a diverse nature.


Maximum funding (the maximum amount government will fund for apprenticeship training): £15,000

Apprenticeships are funded either via your apprenticeship levy (if your organisation has an annual PAYE bill of over £3m) or via the Education and Skills Funding Agency (who provide 95-100% funding depending on the size of your business).

Entry requirements

The employer sets the entry requirements for the programme, but apprentices will need to achieve Level 2 English and Maths (GCSE or equivalent at grade 4/C+) before taking their end-point assessment.

Apprentices will develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours necessary to become ‘Occupationally Competent’ in the role. The main themes of what they will learn include:
• Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning
• Hydrodynamics
• Facilities Management
• Measurement Technologies & Calculations
• Electronic Principles
• Electrical Installations
• BEMS Wiring and Construction
• BEMS Testing, Fault Finding & Commissioning Processes
• CAD Design
• Communication Protocols
• Project Management
• Health and Safety
• Energy Efficiency
• Asset Management
• Future Systems & Innovations

Apprentices completing the apprenticeship will also:

  • Gain their English and Maths at Level 2 (if they don’t already hold them).