Dual fuel smart meter installer

  • Anywhere
  • Current Funding Band: £10,000

Safely installing, exchanging and maintaining smart meters, explaining to customers how they work and how to use energy more efficiently.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard

Level

2

Typical length

14 months

Entry requirements

Set by employer. Candidates will usually have at least 2 GCSEs at grade C (or equivalent), including English and maths. Employers will also carry out a recognised background check.

Current funding band

£

10,000

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What apprentices will learn

  • health, safety and environmental legislation and regulation
    • gas and electrical testing and installation
    • installing, replacing, commissioning, decommissioning and maintaining smart meters and related equipment
    • using specialist tools and equipment
    • applying electrical/mechanical principles in work processes and procedures
    • knowledge of how smart meter systems work and energy efficiency principles

Qualifications

Apprentices must achieve registration on the Gas Safe Register and Meter Operators Code of Practice Agreement (MOCoPA).

Before taking their end-point assessment, apprentices must:

  • achieve level 1 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades D to G)
  • take the test for level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)

Professional registration

Successful apprentices can apply for membership with the Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers (IGEM) and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

More Information

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.

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