Highways electrician / service operative

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  • Current Funding Band: £12,000

Supervising the installation and servicing of electrical equipment and systems on roads and motorways.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard

Level

3

Typical length

24 months

Entry requirements

Set by employer. Candidates will usually have completed the level 2 highway electrical maintenance and installation operative apprenticeship.

Current funding band

£

12,000

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What apprentices will learn

  • highways operational principles – including operational procedures and planning, resource management and routine and reactive works
  • highways operational practices – including installing, maintaining, inspecting and testing equipment and systems and dealing with emergencies such as road traffic incidents
  • using electrical components and equipment – including cables, distribution boards and fuses and safety cameras, street lighting and traffic signals
  • completing official records – including electrical test certificates and inspection, job and testing sheets
  • supervisory techniques – including allocating responsibilities, coordinating activities, effective communication and relationship management
  • health and safety practices and legislation within a highways environment – including Highway Electrical Registration Scheme (HERS) requirements and industry safety standards

Qualifications

  • level 3 certificate
  • level 3 NVQ diploma

Before taking their end-point assessment apprentices must:

  • achieve level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)

Professional registration

On completing their apprenticeship, apprentices can register: with HERS so they can be issued with an Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) card as a technician member (TMIET) with the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) as an engineering technician (EngTech) with the Engineering Council (EngC)

End-Point Assessment

More Information

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

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