BEMS Controls Engineer Apprenticeship – sign up now for cohort 2

Since national training provider Group Horizon, launched their delivery of the BEMS Controls Engineer Apprenticeship in April, the first cohort has been signed up and have started their three year technical training programme.

We are now delighted to announce that Group Horizon are signing up apprentices for the second cohort which will be delivered in partnership with the Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA).

The BEMS Controls Engineer Apprenticeship Standard will address an industry wide shortage of BEMS Controls Engineers who will use the technical skills they learn on the Apprenticeship to keep the buildings of tomorrow running efficiently. It offers a balance of on the job assessments and technical training which covers all aspects of the industry including Controls Hardware and Logic; Field Devices; Networking; Communication Protocols and Supervisor Software.

Group Horizon’s specialist tutors, who each bring a wealth of experience in their chosen field, will deliver the BCIA’s technical training course modules BCM00 – BCM15 as part of the Apprenticeship.

Peter Behan, Director of Group Horizon, commented: “We are delighted to be launching the second cohort in partnership with the BCIA. The first cohort has now commenced their three year programme which includes the full suite of BCIA technical training courses (BCM00 – BCM15) and are at the start of a journey which will see them become the next generation of Building Controls Engineers.”

On successful completion of the programme, individuals will receive the Level 4 Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS) Controls Engineer Apprenticeship. In addition, on successful completion of technical modules BCM01 – 03 apprentices will receive the BCIA Technical Certificate and the BCIA Advanced Technical Certificate on successful completion of BCM04 – 06. Apprentices will also be eligible to apply for an Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) Building Controls card at Associate or Integrator Level (depending on level of experience) on completion of specific BCIA technical training modules.

BCIA President Terry Sharp said: “I am delighted that the BEMS Controls Engineer Apprenticeship is now in delivery and that the demand for places is such that Group Horizon is now accepting applications for the second cohort. This is a very proud moment for the BCIA and will ensure that our industry has the skills it needs to maintain the highest levels of professionalism.”

Applications for the second cohort are now being taken and will close on Friday 29th October. Further information is available here