About the framework
This framework specifies the standards and the criteria for the delivery of level 2 apprenticeship training to progress towards qualified status within the power distribution and transmission engineering industry. Successful completion of the apprenticeship will lead to the award of a level 2 qualification.
You must also complete the level 3 apprenticeship to be recognised as a qualified person within the industry.
Achievement of a level 2 apprenticeship in electrical power engineering will be assessed by verification through the appropriate awarding body.
You must complete both the combined competence and knowledge-based qualification, along with the mandatory essential skills qualifications.
Mandatory essential skills
To successfully complete the apprenticeship, you must achieve the following essential skills qualifications or already hold a recognised equivalent:
- application of number – level 2
- communication – level 2
- information and communication technology – level 2
The essential skills are mandatory and are to be completed as part of the apprenticeship.
However, any qualifications you already have are assessed against the framework requirements and may result in an exemption from the above.
Competency and knowledge qualifications
Apprentices need a combined competence and knowledge-based qualification from the list below.
- City & Guilds level 2 diploma in electrical power engineering distribution overhead lines 2339-23 600/1673/5
- City & Guilds level 2 diploma in electrical power engineering distribution sub station plant 2339-21 600/1671/1
- City & Guilds level 2 diploma in electrical power engineering distribution underground cables 2339-22 600/1672/3
- City & Guilds level 2 diploma In smart metering – power 600/1270/5
Eligibility and entry to the programme
You must be employed to do this apprenticeship.
There are no formal entry requirements, although employers may set their own criteria for recruitment. Employers and training contractors must make sure that learners have the potential and opportunity to gain the apprenticeship successfully.
See also the DfE apprenticeship guidelines and operational requirements for eligibility information.
For this framework, you must complete an appropriate induction programme which must include a suitable employee rights and responsibilities (ERR) workbook. Framework certification is issued on confirmation from training contractors that the ERR has been completed.
It is the responsibility of the training contractor/ college to make sure that all components of this framework are delivered in line with apprenticeshipsni operational requirements.
The apprentice must be employed from day one.
The content of this framework (Framework No 11 Issue 6: 08/20) has been agreed by the Department for the Economy. For further information, contact: