BEMS Controls Engineer


Qualification level: 4

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

Typical delivery model: Block release (2 weeks every half-term)

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).