Power Apprenticeship Standards: End Point Assessment - EUIAS



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Power Apprenticeship Standards

The Energy & Utilities Independent Assessment Service delivers end point assessment for five power apprenticeship standards and occupational pathways. More information about each, including the published Standard and Assessment Plan, can be read below.

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Power Network Craftspersons are responsible for the safe construction, maintenance and repair of the UK’s electrical power network, to provide a safe and reliable supply of electricity to the country. A Power Network Craftsperson will work on one of the following:

  • Overhead lines: The transmission and distribution overhead lines area involves working predominantly on wood poles and steel tower structures.
  • Underground cables: Undertaking work in excavations at differing depths on underground power cables.
  • Substation fitting: Working in and around substations.

This apprenticeship will typically take between 30 and 36 months.

Further details can be found in the published Apprenticeship Assessment Plan.

The government published assessment plan includes a list of units in Annex A. Please contact us for copies of these units at enquiries@euias.co.uk.

Dual Fuel Smart Meter Installation forms a key part of the Government’s smart commitment to reduce carbon emissions and improve energy management. Dual Fuel Smart Meter Installers are responsible for the safe installation, exchange, commission, decommission and on-going maintenance of Smart metering systems. This includes the explanation of how these work and giving up-to-date energy efficiency advice to the customer.

The role is physical in nature, and may involve lifting and moving of equipment, working at heights and working in confined spaces. This occupation entails a high level of safety critical activities whilst working in customer properties. There is a rigorous requirement for a disciplined, responsible and professional approach to work that provides customer service excellence at all times.

This apprenticeship will typically take 14 months.

Further details can be found in the published Apprenticeship Assessment Plan.

When this apprenticeship was designed, employer groups worked together to produce a set of units that can be used in support of the on-programme journey. A summary of these units can be accessed here. If you would like to find out more, please contact us at units@euskills.co.uk.

An Electrical Power Protection and Plant Commissioning Engineer will work across the electrical power sector in Power Generation, Power Transmission and Power Distribution. Working with other engineers, they will install, conduct tests and commission protection systems and prove the integrity of other power system plants & equipment. They will be responsible for testing and commissioning on electrical power projects and ensure that the work is conducted safely and reliably, meeting customer, quality, time and budget requirements.

This apprenticeship will typically take 36 months.

Further details can be found in the published Apprenticeship Assessment Plan.

Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician covers 7 roles:

  • Electrical Technician
  • Mechanical Technician
  • Control and Instrumentation Technician
  • Wind Turbine Technician
  • Electrical System and Process Control Technician
  • Electromechanical Technician
  • Plant Operations Technician

They will maintain the safety, integrity and effective operation of plant and equipment in one or more of the following industries:

  • The electricity generating environment, which may use a range of different fuels including coal, gas, nuclear, wind and other renewable sources
  • Telecommunications power plants
  • Oil and gas refining
  • Nuclear waste reprocessing
  • Processing and production of chemicals
  • Pharmaceuticals; human and animal food
  • Cosmetics
  • Petrochemicals
  • Sewerage
  • Exploration and exploitation of oil and gas

This apprenticeship will typically take between 36 and 42 months.

Further details can be found in the published Apprenticeship Assessment Plan.

Electrical Power Network Engineer covers 6 roles:

  • Asset Management Engineer
  • Planning Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Control Engineer
  • Electrical Project Engineer
  • Operational Delivery Engineer

They work in the power sector with other Engineers – sometimes specialist Engineers – providing engineering solutions to solve complex electricity network scenarios in order to safely manage electricity supplies in normal and abnormal conditions. Using company/client network strategies, Engineers undertake engineering activities to plan, manage, control, construct, replace, maintain and repair assets on the electricity network. They will work in engineering teams that may include Power Networks Craftspersons, senior Engineers and other business specialists, for example procurement, finance and telecommunications engineers.

Further details can be found in the published Apprenticeship Assessment Plan.

Find out more

To find out how the Energy & Utilities Independent Assessment Service can support end point assessment of your apprentices, contact us on enquiries@euias.co.uk. You can also call us on 0121 713 8310 , or complete our online enquiry form.