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Building Services Engineering (BSE) Skills Limited is a not-for-profit company, established as a joint venture by SELECT, the Scottish & Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers’ Federation (SNIPEF) and the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). Established in June 2017 following the closure of SummitSkills, we manage and develop National Occupational Standards (NOS), qualifications and apprenticeships for the […]

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Not for profit, working in harmony

BSE Skills Ltd is a collective of three leading trade bodies, working closely to manage and develop National Occupational Standards (NOS), qualifications and apprenticeships for the building services engineering sector across the UK.

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Consultations open on building services apprenticeships in Wales

Feedback is being sought on four apprenticeship frameworks in Wales, which have been available for a number of years but are now in need of review. BSE Skills is working in partnership with ECA, APHC and BESA to collate advice, expertise and employer/sector engagement on the consultations which have been launched for the: Electrotechnical Installation […]

BSE Skills creates 8 new apprentice routes

Apprentices in Scotland have eight new routes to specialist qualifications thanks to the ongoing work of BSE Skills, the building engineering sector’s leading skills organisation. The new qualifications are the result of a two-year collaboration between the three BSE Skills members, the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA), SELECT and the plumbing federation SNIPEF. The eight new pathways have now […]

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BSE Skills is awarded second SDS contract

BSE Skills Ltd has been awarded the Building Services Engineering Modern Apprenticeships and Scottish Qualifications contract by Skills Development Scotland (SDS). The new contract will allow BSE Skills to review the current qualifications and modern apprenticeships and help modernise and future-proof the electrotechnical aspect throughout. Iain McCaskey, Head of BESA Scotland and Northern Ireland, said: “We are delighted […]

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