Apprenticeship Training

Dual Fuel Smart Metering Apprenticeship (Level 2)

SMART Metering Apprenticeship programmes from Universal Skills are enabling energy and metering companies increase and up skill their workforce to meet the future needs of the UK energy sector.

Our training provision for the Dual Fuel Smart Metering apprenticeships is a 13 month programme which will see candidates train within our Wakefield centre as well as undertake course assessments, engage in wider learning and receive technical qualifications.

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Smart Metering Apprenticeships with Universal Skills

With  Smart Meter installation targets pushed back until 2024, demand for Smart Metering apprentices is at an all time high. 

Universal Skills remain committed to helping providers equip their workforce with the skill set to meet the renewed targets, providing comprehensive and bespoke training from our Wakefield facility.

Upon completing training through Universal Skills, apprentices will be able effectively carry out the following:

Carry out risk assessments to ensure safety of self, customer and property

Use tools, equipment and PPE in a safe and appropriate manner

Install, exchange, commission, decommission and maintain Smart metering systems

Adapt working methods to reflect changes in working environments

Communicate with customers to give/receive information and practical advice and the benefits of using the equipment

Identify where situations or conditions are to unsafe standards and take appropriate actions

Carry out risk assessments to ensure safety of self, customer and property

Use tools, equipment and PPE in a safe and appropriate manner

Install, exchange, commission, decommission and maintain Smart metering systems

Adapt working methods to reflect changes in working environments

Communicate with customers to give/receive information and  practical advice and the benefits of using the equipment

Identify where situations or conditions are to unsafe standards and take appropriate actions

Apprenticeship Information

Who is this apprenticeship for?

The Dual Fuel apprenticeship course is ideal for those who are looking to start a new career within the gas and power industry. Whether you're 18 and out of school or college or older and looking for a new career path this apprenticeship is designed to accommodate individuals with various backgrounds and levels of experience.

General Entry Requirements
It’s preferable that candidates hold a GCSE in both Maths and English graded A-C/9-4 (or equivalent) however we can provision additional functional skills training for those who need it.

Candidates cannot already hold, or have previously held, a gas CMA or MET1 qualification or have a MOCOPA. If you hold any of these we would advise contacting us as we can look to enrol individuals on an upskilling course to Dual Fuel as an alternative. 

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Apprenticeship Training Like No Other!

Universal Skills prides itself on  comprehensive apprenticeship programme, designed to offer all apprentices the training they need to kick start their career within the smart metering industry. 
Our apprenticeship provision is driven by three guiding principles:

Intent

Universal Skills work with employers and awarding organisations to provide apprentices with present knowledge and skills to set clear goals and opportunities through education.

Implement

Knowledge, skills and behaviours are gained throughout the programme. Apprentices progress through observation and interaction, including frequent evaluations.

Impact

Apprentices develop detailed knowledge and skills across the programme. This is reflected in results from tests and examinations that meet and often exceed employer expectations.

Course Structure

The training Universal Skills offers is designed to develop the knowledge, skills and competencies required to become a Dual Fuel installer, whilst also providing qualifications which contribute towards the completion of a Dual Fuel Smart Metering apprenticeship.
 
There are two distinct learning paths that Dual Fuel Smart Metering apprentices can take when training with Universal Skills.

Candidates can either start their training within Gas first and then move on to Power, or vice versa. This only affects the order of training between months 1-5, after which point, each apprentice will follow the same training plan. The learning path that an apprentice starts on is usually determined by what works best for the employer and the apprentice/s. Want a more in depth understanding of the course structure? Contact our apprenticeship team at apprentices@universalskillsgroup.co.uk.

The training Universal Skills offers is designed to develop the knowledge, skills and competencies required to become a Dual Fuel installer, whilst also providing qualifications which contribute towards the completion of a Dual Fuel Smart Metering apprenticeship.

There are two distinct learning paths that apprentices can take when training with Universal Skills.

Candidates can either start their training within Gas first and then move on to Power, or vice versa. This only affects the order of training between months 1-5, after which point, each apprentice will follow the same training plan. The learning path that an apprentice starts on is usually determined by what works best for the employer and the apprentice/s.

An apprentices time will usually be split between learning within the Wakefield training centre and working with the employer. Candidates will be required to produce write ups and undertake assessments to receive qualifications relevant to passing their apprenticeship. 

Want a more in depth understanding of the course structure?
Contact our apprenticeship team at 
apprenticeships@universalskillsgroup.co.uk.

MonthS 1 - 5

Apprentices will be required to attend our Wakefield training centre to undertake technical gas and power training. 

All learners will complete assessments and write ups to receive qualifications that contribute towards the completion of their smart metering apprenticeship.

Candidates will also engage in wider learning throughout the duration of the 13 month course, helping to develop out core competencies required within a Dual Fuel Smart Metering installer job.

MonthS 6 - 12

Month 6-12 will see candidates undertake Gas and Dual Fuel portfolio, required as part of their apprenticeship as well as engage in further wider learning.

Candidates will also have regular progress reviews as well as on-site observations to determine their occupational competence. Such observations are undertaken by an independent assessor that Universal Skills work with.

Month 13

The final month of the apprenticeship requires candidates to complete an exit review with Universal Skills, as well as a final workplace observation. 

All apprentices will then undertake an end point assessment to determine whether they've developed the necessary skills, knowledge and behaviours required to successfully qualify as a  Dual Fuel Smart Metering installer. 

Interested in applying for a Dual Fuel Smart Metering Apprenticeship? Send us your CV today!

Sorry, unfortunately due to high demand we are unable to accept any more Smart Metering apprenticeship applications at this time. We will seek to open this up to new applicants as and when more positions become available.