Skip to main content

This is a new service – your feedback will help us to improve it.

Apprenticeship training course

Water process operative (level 2)

Carry out operations in a clean water or waste water treatment facility to ensure water safety.

Qualification level
Equivalent to GCSE.
Typical duration
18 months
Apprenticeship category
Engineering and manufacturing
Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Also known as
  • Sewage operative
  • Waste water operational technician
  • Waste water operator
  • Waste water process operator
  • Waste water process technician
  • Water plant operator
  • Water process assistant
  • Water production operative
  • Water production technician
  • Water technical operator
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Organise and prioritise work.
  • Identify risks and control measures.
  • Follow health and safety and environmental legislation, regulations and practice. For example, apply control measures, wear PPE, harness, gas detector and breathing apparatus required for the task.
  • Read and interpret information/data.
  • Identify trends.
  • Undertake sensory analysis.
  • Use measuring equipment.
  • Apply fault finding techniques.
  • Determine action and follow procedure.
  • Undertake first line operational maintenance of assets.
  • Select and use tools and equipment; check/calibrate equipment.
  • Undertake first line maintenance of tools and equipment, for example cleaning.
  • Store tools and equipment.
  • Maintain housekeeping: tidy, segregate and dispose of waste.
  • Audit and request chemical and or consumables stock.
  • Check chemical deliveries – quality/content.
  • Communicate – verbal.
  • Use technology.
  • Record information/complete documentation.

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

Find training providers for this course

Apprenticeship location

Canterbury, Kent Remove location

2 providers available for this apprenticeship location

View providers for this course

Back to top View shortlist