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Electrical power protection and plant commissioning engineer

Carrying out a range of engineering work on power protection systems, plant and equipment.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


4 (equivalent to certificate of higher education)

Typical length
36 months
Current funding band
Up to £27,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer.

Candidates will usually have GCSE English at grade A* to B and 2 A levels at grade A* to C in maths and a science or relevant industry experience.

What apprentices will learn
  • electrical network principles - including electricity supply standards, regulations and policies and high voltage network operations and topologies
  • EPPPC engineering principles - including power generation, transmission and distribution, failure modes, safe systems of work and risk management
  • EPPPC engineering practices - including installing, testing, commissioning, maintenance, monitoring and protection of new and refurbished systems, plant and equipment
  • using specialist equipment - including control, protection, testing and telemetry equipment to confirm conformity and operational service
  • using technical data - including engineering diagrams and drawings and preparing and checking technical reports
  • communications - including interpersonal, written and verbal skills
  • health and safety practices and legislation within a power environment - including company, manufacturers' and operational requirements

None specified.

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 apply for engineering technician (EngTech) or equivalent status with a relevant professional body.

End-Point Assessment
View a list of end-point assessment organisations for this standard
Organisation Phone Number Email
Energy & Utilities Independent Assessment Service 07921 230 272
More Information

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