Building Services Studies (7201)

Last Updated: 04 Oct 2021

This qualification allows learners to gain, develop and practice the skills required for employment and/or career progression in building services, plumbing, or electrical work.

It is aimed at those wanting to enter the building services, electrical or plumbing industries.  It gives you the opportunity to pick up some core skills and knowledge and provides the opportunity to progress to our Level 2 or 3 Plumbing or Electrical Installation qualifications. 

Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales – please check QiW website for available funding

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

As part of this qualification, you will study installation, repair and maintenance of plumbing systems, above ground drainage, pipework (copper and plastic). You will also study electrical wiring and terminals.  You will also learn about the structure of the construction industry, environmental and sustainability measures in domestic dwellings and site preparation in the construction industry.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can lead to a career in building services, plumbing, or electrical installation.

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

To deliver this qualification, centres will need qualified assessors and suitable facilities.  The requirements for these can be found in the qualification handbook. 

Centres who are currently offering the 7202, Plumbing (6189, 6035) 
or Electrical (2357, 2365) qualifications can apply for automatic approval to offer the new qualification.

Level 1

What Careers Can This Lead To?

Level 1 Diploma in Building Services Studies (7201-01)
Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2025 Supportive services: Learning Assistant

Level 1 Diploma in Building Services Studies

  • Accreditation No: 603/7485/8-QiWC00/4412/2 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2028 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: £153.00 Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.

Additional information for centres

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Interested in delivering this qualification?

Find out more about how to become an approved City & Guilds centre or fill out our online customer application form