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Apprenticeship training course

Water network operative (level 2)

Construct, maintain and repair water network infrastructure, to provide a reliable supply/service to domestic, commercial and industrial users.

Qualification level
2
Equivalent to GCSE.
Typical duration
18 months
Apprenticeship category
Engineering and manufacturing
Maximum funding
£6,000
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Also known as
  • Mains layer
  • Repair and maintenance operative
  • Service layer
  • Utility operative
  • Water operative
Skills
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Identify hazards and implement controls to reduce risks; comply with method statements.
  • Interpret work instructions/engineering instructions and determine actions.
  • Identify and organise resources to undertake activities.
  • Comply with workplace health, safety & environmental policy and practice; use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and safety equipment.
  • Check signing, lighting and guarding; address issues if required.
  • Dig holes for utility network services.
  • Monitor and maintain site conditions; good housekeeping.
  • Identify, locate and avoid utility supply apparatus and sub-structures.
  • Select, check and operate equipment and tools; report faults if required.
  • Maintain and store equipment and tools, for example charge batteries, clean equipment, grease machines, re-fuel.
  • Communicate with colleagues and/or stakeholders, for example, statutory agencies and members of the public, customers.
  • Carry out trench installation for example, sheeting, lightweight and proprietary systems.
  • Record information, for example job reports, time sheets.
  • Backfill and reinstate road and/or pavement surfaces after water network construction/repair.

Full information on Water network operative (level 2) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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