Need Help Applying for a course?
Funding Support for Students
Embarking upon a career in Building Services with Sustainable Energy can open a wide variety of career choices, for example, a career path that can lead you into a mechanical, electrical or a renewable engineering aspect of a building's envelope. Building Services Engineers also have a growing role in the deployment of renewable energy systems, sustainability and energy efficiency in buildings. You will be playing a key role in delivering a low carbon environment which will aid in combating climate change and fossil fuel depletion.
Please see link to OU Regulations for validated awards of the Open University here
Download the full programme specification here
All applications will be individually considered but HLA students must be in full time employment when they commence their studies in September 2021. Successful applicants must have normally studied at level 3 or above for a minimum of two years. Applicants should possess a minimum of five GCSEs grades A, B, C that should include English and maths or other equivalent qualifications in addition to one of the following
successful completion of an advanced diploma equating to 48 UCAS points.
successful completion of a BTEC Extended Diploma/Diploma/Sub Diploma/ Certificate in a related subject equating to 48 UCAS points.
Level 3 Cambridge (OCR) Technical certificates equating to 48 UCAS points.
Completion of A-level study equating to a minimum of 48 UCAS points;
equivalent qualifications such as Scottish Certificate of Education or International Baccalaureate, a European Baccalaureate, Irish Leaving Certificate with grade C or above in four subjects at higher level equating to 48 UCAS points.
qualifications deemed equivalent to the above;
UCAS tariff score of 48 or above is desired for entry to this program entry can also be made from national certificate/diploma, HE access, NVQ’s (students who hold relevant NVQ level 3 qualification will be considered for admission that is supported by experiential learning) or by the colleges policy relating to APEL.
Assessment will be carried out via a variety of assessment methods which includes the use of coursework assignments, class tests, practical assessments, end of module examinations, group activities and professional presentations to an industrial panel. You will also be assessed in the workplace as part of your industrial placement.
Upon successful completion of the Foundation Degree in Building Services with Sustainable Energy programme graduates may consider entering into employment within the mechanical, electrical or energy industries or continuing to study by applying for a place on a BEng programme in a relevant discipline including BEng (Hons) Top Up in Building Services with Sustainable Energy (validated by The Open University) at South West College.
Please see link to OU Regulations for validated awards of The Open University here.Download the full programme specification hereTeaching Delivery Statement.The teaching and learning strategy within this programme will comprise of a range of delivery methods such as face to face, online and blended. All methods used have the full agreement of students, external examiners and awarding body partners.
Please note The programme will be delivered at Dungannon/Enniskillen (subject to number of applicants)
Mode of Study
Hours per Week
Number of Weeks
Subject to Timetable
Total Full Fee FREE
Total Concessionary Fee N/A
Fees Payable Each Year
**Am I eligible for concessionary fees?
Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Quantity Surveying
OCN NI Level 2 Retrofit Skills for Building Fabric & Services