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Apprenticeship training course

Power industry substation fitter (level 3)

Constructing or maintaining power industry substations.

Qualification level
Equivalent to A level.
Typical duration
30 months
Apprenticeship category
Engineering and manufacturing
Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Review drawings, instructions, or information to understand the task for example, work instructions, design specifications, utility plans, on-line search documents.
  • Prioritise and plan tasks with consideration for safety, environmental impact, quality, and cost.
  • Identify and organise resources to complete tasks for example, consumables.
  • Identify apparatus to be worked on.
  • Receive and clear a safety document. Brief a working party.
  • Follow substation access and egress procedures.
  • Identify hazards and risks and apply control measures.
  • Apply health and safety procedures in compliance with regulations, standards, and guidance. For example, demarcate the work area, working at height, confined spaces, COSHH.
  • Respond in the event of an emergency first aid situation including situations where there is electrical risk.
  • Apply measures to leave power work environments in a safe condition.
  • Apply security measures for example, set alarm system, remove climbing aides.
  • Apply sustainability principles for example, minimising waste.
  • Segregate waste for reuse, recycling, and waste transfer.
  • Conduct plant or vehicle checks.
  • Use working at height access equipment for example, scaffold towers and ladders.
  • Select, inspect, and use working at height personal protective equipment.
  • Select, check, prepare, use, and store hand tools and power tools.
  • Select, check, and prepare resources.
  • Identify areas for improvement. For example, in relation to quality, cost, time, safety, or environmental impact.
  • Apply team working principles.
  • Communicate with others to give and receive information for example, colleagues, customers, and stakeholders.
  • Escalate issues outside limits of responsibility.
  • Record information.
  • Produce or amend documents for example, handover notes, procedures, and reports.
  • Use digital and information technology. Follow cyber security requirements.
  • Carry out and record planned and unplanned learning and development activities.

Full information on Power industry substation fitter (level 3) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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