About us

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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Our work

Since its launch in 2018, BSE Skills Ltd has worked hard to improve the skills landscape for countless people across Scotland. To do this, we work in a range of areas, collaborating and pooling our combined knowledge for a common goal. Here are just a few examples of the many ways in which our work […]
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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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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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New body created to oversee vocational training

A new body, BSE Skills Ltd, has been appointed by the four UK governments to oversee vocational training in electrical, plumbing and HVAC. BSE Skills has been jointly formed by the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA), Scotland’s Electrical Trade Association SELECT, and the Scottish & Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers’ Federation (SNIPEF). The three trade bodies […]

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