Reference Quantity: ST0052

Particulars of ordinary

The funding band for this normal has been reviewed as a part of the apprenticeship funding band overview. The brand new funding band is £12000 and can be carried out for all new begins on 1 July 2019. Please notice the rise can be mirrored on discover apprenticeship coaching from 8 July 2019.

Gadgets that ought to seem in all Apprenticeship requirements are in black sort and people which might be optionally available relying on the occupation and circumstances are in blue sort.

The next normal displays employers’ necessities for the abilities, data and behaviours anticipated from somebody to be competent on this occupation.

1. Occupation(s)

  • The occupations coated by this Apprenticeship normal are Highways Electrician / Service Operative.
  • The usual is wider than simply avenue lighting and is to be particularised for the specialist freeway electrical sub-sector(s) involved – e.g. avenue lighting, site visitors indicators, security cameras, freeway communications.

2. Occupational profile

The principle duties and duties of somebody who’s a reliable Highways Electrician / Service Operative throughout the related sub-sector(s) are to:

  • Set up, preserve (together with fault analysis and repairs), examine and check low voltage freeway electrical tools and programs (e.g. avenue lighting, site visitors indicators, security cameras)
  • Perform emergency attendance and emergency works (e.g. the place a automobile has hit a streetlight)
  • Guarantee acceptable Well being, Security & Environmental procedures together with the necessities of the Freeway Electrical Registration Scheme (HERS) (see are utilized
  • Guarantee work is carried out effectively, successfully and safely
  • Keep efficient working relationships
  • Work on their very own initiative and in addition in groups and supervise the work of different crew members
  • Optionally: Fee freeway electrical tools and programs (e.g. setting timings for site visitors sign operation)

3. Necessities: Data, Expertise and Behaviours

That is the core of the Apprenticeship normal. The data and abilities which might be required by employers for competent Highways Electricians / Service Operatives are proven beneath with Core parts proven as black textual content on a white background and Possibility(s) as blue textual content on a blue background.

Knowledge  and Expertise

What is required

Well being, Security and Environmental

Understanding the necessities of their employer and business as a complete to make sure the well being and security of workers and others affected by any work carried out and the right way to minimise harming the atmosphere and to use these earlier than beginning work and throughout the works each for themselves and people they’re answerable for

Freeway Electrical Tools and Techniques

Understanding and figuring out the various kinds of tools and programs used within the freeway electrical sector, the rules of operation, and the way they’re put in and maintained; Understanding electrical rules and practices and making use of these to freeway electrical tools and programs.

Planning, making ready and organising works

Understanding the necessities of the employer and business and making use of these to soundly and effectively plan, put together and organise works on web site together with acquiring the mandatory plant, instruments, supplies and competent folks; allocating sources; setting  particular person duties and guaranteeing the scope of labor is known

Installation Methods

Understanding the right way to set up, and really putting in and connecting a spread of freeway electrical tools and elements (e.g. cables, fuses, distribution boards); understanding and coping with various web site situations; Understanding and finishing up the related electrical and practical checks  for put in tools and finishing information (e.g. job sheets and electrical check certificates)

Maintenance Techniques

Understanding the rules and practices of routine (e.g. cleansing and bulk relamping) and reactive (e.g. responding to lights or indicators which might be out or out of timing) upkeep together with the protection and technical implications, the  analysis and correction of faults and the checks for tools being maintained; making use of these in observe

Inspection and Testing rules and practices

Understanding the rules, practices and necessities {of electrical} and the place relevant structural inspection and testing of freeway electrical tools and programs; Understanding the right way to confirm and file the outcomes; Finishing up electrical and the place relevant visible structural inspection and testing on freeway electrical tools, recording the outcomes and verifying whether or not the system complies with the business requirements and is secure, and the actions to take if this isn’t the case.

Emergency Attendance & Emergency Works

Understanding the necessities and procedures of the employer and business  and making use of these to emergencies akin to a street site visitors incident the place a car impacts a avenue mild or site visitors sign, to evaluate the positioning, decide what motion is required, name for acceptable extra technical again up and make sure the web site is left secure and related stories are accomplished

Efficient communication

Understanding of the right way to talk successfully and the right way to develop and preserve efficient working relationships and making use of this understanding in observe in order to make sure productive working relationships; guaranteeing communication is obvious, acceptable and understood;  selling an expert picture

Efficient supervisory strategies

Understanding the duties and necessities of supervisors; Understanding the rules of efficient supervision; Allocating duties and duties and coordinating actions to make sure work is carried out safely, cost-effectively and throughout the programme of labor

Commissioning rules and practices

Understanding the scope, goal and procedures related to commissioning inspection and checks, handover and recording of outcomes; planning and finishing up the commissioning (e.g. for guaranteeing site visitors sign installations are secure and the specification of apparatus, the set up and the timings are in accordance with the purchasers’ necessities)


What is required

Well being, Security & Atmosphere

Selling a optimistic Well being, Security and Environmental tradition by way of situational consciousness and by private instance; taking acceptable actions if others are appearing unsafely

Accepting duty

Taking duty for personal and others judgements, actions and requirements of labor.

Being conscious of the bounds of their very own competence and taking the initiative for guaranteeing that their competence is maintained, developed and updated


Allocation of labor duties and monitoring efficiency to make sure acceptable requirements of security, workmanship and industrial efficiency / enterprise wants are met and maintained

. Length

The everyday period of this Apprenticeship is 24 months

5. Typical job titles:

Highways upkeep electrician, Highways upkeep engineer, Highways operatives and Road lighting electrician 

6. Entry necessities

Particular person employers will set the entry necessities for this apprenticeship however sometimes candidates may have accomplished the Stage 2 Freeway Electrical Upkeep & Set up (HEMI) operative apprenticeship efficiently and their Stage 2 Certificates in Freeway Electrical Work can be in date. The place the Stage 2 HEMI has not been accomplished and the apprentice is following the Stage 3 apprenticeship upskilling route, there’s a requirement for the supplier to hold out a coaching hole evaluation to make sure that the required degree of underpinning data has been acquired earlier than the programme begin. The Supplier can be required to overview, plan and execute the required degree of data coaching in keeping with the Freeway Electrical Vocationally Recognised Qualification Specification.

7. {Qualifications}

It is a Stage 3 Apprenticeship and can outcome on the finish of the Apprenticeship, in gaining a Stage 3 Certificates and a Stage 3 NVQ Diploma

8. English & Maths

Apprentices with out degree 2 English and maths might want to obtain this degree previous to taking the Finish-Level Evaluation. For these with an training, well being and care plan or a legacy assertion, the apprenticeship’s English and maths minimal requirement is Entry Stage 3. A British Signal Language (BSL) qualification is an alternative choice to the English qualification for these whose main language is BSL

9. Assessment date

This apprenticeship normal must be reviewed not more than two years after approval of the usual

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