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Power network craftsperson

Constructing, maintaining and repairing the UK's electrical power network, providing a safe and reliable supply of electricity to the country.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


3 (equivalent to A levels at grades A to E)

Typical length
30 months
Current funding band
Up to £26,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer.

Candidates will usually have at least 3 GCSEs at grades A to C (or equivalent), including maths, English and a science.

What apprentices will learn
  • electrical testing and how to respond to the results of tests
  • electrical theories applicable to building and maintaining electrical power networks
  • electrical/mechanical principles and their use in work processes
  • using maths calculations in power engineering
  • legislation and regulation
  • using specialist tools and equipment
  • other skills related to 1 of the following specialisms: overhead lines, underground cables, substation fitting

Before taking their end-point assessment, apprentices must achieve level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C).

Professional registration

Successful apprentices will be able to register as an engineering technician (Eng Tech) with the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

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.