Course

Water Industry Network Technician


Course overview

Water industry network technicians respond to incidents and monitor water networks, resolving issues or identifying action required.

JTL offer two different pathways for this apprenticeship:

Water distribution network technicians carry out planned and unplanned valving operations. They undertake customer visits to resolve water quality enquiries, which may include taking water quality samples and giving advice on water quality. They undertake and provide advice to customers on water fittings. They must take account of Water Supply (Water Quality) Regulations.

Water leakage technicians use systems to identify potential and actual leakage and undertake activities or identify action required to reduce leakage. They assist in the repair and maintenance of meters and loggers. They will provide advice to customers on pipework ownership and responsibilities pertaining to leakage.

Course Facts


Course Length

Entry Requirements

Qualifications

Course Length


30 months.

Entry Requirements


 

Apprentice will need to achieve Level 2 English and Maths functional skills unless the equivalent GCSEs are already held. Apprentices will need to have achieved these before they take the end point assessment.

Qualifications


Water distribution network technicians and water leakage technicians must have a National Water Hygiene (Blue) card.

Delivery and Assessment

  • Delivered via block release at Burn Hall. Can be delivered remotely.
  • The End Point Assessment (EPA) is expected to take place in the final 4 months of the apprenticeship.
  • Apprentices must pass this to complete their apprenticeship and become a fully qualified technician.
  • The EPA consists of an observation with questions, an interview underpinned by a portfolio of evidence and a multiple-choice test.
  • Grades of pass, merit and distinction are available.
  • More details can be found here – https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/water-industry-network-technician-v1-0

Equality & Diversity

JTL is committed to equality and diversity for all. We want to establish a culture of equality and diversity so that all applicants, apprentices, employers, sub-contractors and staff have the opportunity to work in and towards an environment that is non-discriminatory.

Equality and Diversity

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