Apprenticeships in Building Services

SummitSkills is responsible for developing the sector’s apprenticeship frameworks and works closely in consultation with partners to ensure that the framework content is relevant to industry and employer needs. We also issue apprentice completion certificates to colleges and training providers.

We also have the responsibility to assist employers or students with queries they have around their apprenticeship framework and completing their apprenticeship.

In England we are supporting the following Trailblazer Apprenticeships:

  • Electrotechnical Trailblazer Apprenticeship
  • Plumbing and Domestic Heating Trailblazer Apprenticeship
  • Fire, Security and Emergency Systems Trailblazer Apprenticeship
  • Ductwork (Heating & Ventilating) Trailblazer Apprenticeship

SummitSkills has been appointed to manage a First Response Service for any questions or feedback about the new Electrotechnical Trailblazer – view our FAQs or contact us with a query

Other projects we’re supporting…

Scotland qualifications/Modern Apprenticeship review

Working in collaboration with SELECT, SECTT, SNIPEF and BEST and in consultation with industry, we are currently reviewing Scotland SVQs and Apprenticeships.  This work leads on from the latest review of the sector’s National Occupational Standards which was completed in April 2014.

Revised Modern Apprenticeships (MAs) will replace the current MAs which expired in July 2015. The qualifications/modern apprenticeships under review are:

  • Level 2 and 3 in Heating and Ventilating
  • Level 2 and 3 in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
  • Level 3 Plumbing and Heating (Domestic)
  • Level 3 Electrical Installation

The current MA frameworks can be found in our Frameworks section.

Wales Apprenticeship review

In 2015 we undertook the 5-yearly review of Welsh apprenticeships and their currency to ensure they are still fit for purpose. This work also leads on from the 2014 review of the sector’s National Occupational Standards. The work on this project continues and we will keep you updated.

To find out more about any of these projects please contact

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