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The Water Industry: Water Industry

This information is taken from an apprenticeship framework. It sets out what qualifications the apprentice can achieve.

Warning This apprenticeship is closed to new starters from 1 August 2020

Summary of this apprenticeship framework

Level
2 (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)
Typical length
16 months
Current funding band
Up to £3,500 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements
Your chosen training provider can advise you about entry requirements for apprentices.
Suitable roles for apprentices
  • Water Servicelayer
  • Leakage Operative
  • Process Operator
  • Wastewater Operative
  • Water Distribution Operative
  • Water Mainlayer
Your chosen training provider can advise you about the kinds of skills apprentices will learn.
Qualifications

Apprentices will achieve a practical (or 'competence') qualification:

  • Certificate in Leakage Detection
  • Certificate in Network Construction Operations (Water) - Service Layer
  • Diploma in Distribution Control
  • Diploma in Network Construction Operations (Water) - Main Layer
  • Diploma in Network Construction Operations (Water) - Repair and Maintenance
  • Diploma in Operating Process Plant (Ground Water Treatment)
  • Diploma in Operating Process Plant (Sludge Treatment)
  • Diploma in Operating Process Plant (Surface Water Treatment)
  • Diploma in Operating Process Plant (Waste Water Treatment)
  • Extended Diploma in Operating Process Plant (Ground Water Treatment)
  • Extended Diploma in Operating Process Plant (Surface Water Treatment)
  • Extended Diploma in Operating Process Plant (Waste Water Treatment)

Apprentices will also achieve a theory-based (or 'knowledge') qualification:

  • Diploma in Water Engineering (Network Construction Operations)
  • Diploma in Water Engineering (Wastewater Operations)
  • Diploma in Water Engineering (Water Operations)
  • Diploma in Water Engineering (Water Supply)

Your chosen training provider can advise you about the qualifications open to apprentices as they can change depending on individual and other circumstances.

Professional registration
None specified.