Consultation open on new NOS for those working on EV charging points

BSE Skills Ltd, in partnership with ECA and SELECT, has been contracted to research and develop a suite of technical National Occupational Standards (NOS) for those whose role includes working on electric vehicle charging points (EVCPs) across the UK. The following draft NOS have been developed by a team of UK industry experts, including employers, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]