Operational Approved Standards

Operational Approved Standards

Operational Standards

Approved standards for energy and utilities

There are currently eleven approved apprenticeship standards in the energy and utilities sector. Below is a list of the standards and funding in the energy and utilities sector, with links to the published Standard and Assessment Plan. Visit our Power, Gas, and Water and Utilities pages to learn more.

To find out about our end-point assessment services for these apprenticeships, please click here. 

The links on the following chart take you directly to the relevant section of the .gov.uk website. Details of the Standards are now also available on the Institute for Apprenticeships website.

Apprenticeship standardLevelPublishedFunding Band Funding Band Max
Power Network Craftsperson 312-Nov-1415£27,000
Dual Fuel Smart Meter Installer 227-Aug-1510£12,000, reducing to £10,000*
Water Process Technician 327-Aug-1510£12,000
Utilities Engineering Technician 324-Sep-1515£27,000
Gas Network Craftsperson 322-Oct-1515£27,000
Gas Network Team Leader 222-Oct-159£9,000
Gas Engineering 305-Feb-1615£27,000
Electrical Power Protection and Plant Commissioning Engineer 419-Sep-1615£27,000
Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician 326-Sep-1615£27,000
Power Engineer 716-Feb-1715£27,000
Electrical Power Network Engineer410-Mar-1715£27,000

* The funding band maximum for Dual Fuel Smart Meter Installer has been reduced to £10,000 as a result of the Institute for Apprenticeships funding band review. The date this is due to come into effect is still to be confirmed, but we expect it to be in November 2018.


Find out more

To find out how the Energy & Utilities Independent Assessment Service can help you, please contact us on enquiries@euias.co.uk. You can also call us on 0845 077 99 22 or complete our online enquiry form.