This Modern Apprenticeship provides the skills and knowledge employees need to work in the power distribution industry. It's suitable for those new to the sector and for upskilling existing employees. It covers a range of topics associated with the generation, national transmission and local distribution of electricity – including the skills needed in a low-carbon, resource-efficient economy.
Your employee will study for a Modern Apprenticeship at SCQF Level 5. Their qualification will include:
Certificate in Electrical Power Engineering: Overhead Lines at SCQF Level 5
Certificate in Electrical Power Engineering: Substation Plant at SCQF Level 5
Certificate in Electrical Power Engineering: Underground Cables at SCQF Level 5
There are no set entry requirements for this apprenticeship but candidates should:
be safety conscious
show a responsible attitude to work
be interested in mechanical/electrical/physical equipment
have correct colour vision
Progression and development
After completing this Modern Apprenticeship, your employees will have the best possible preparation for a successful career in the power industry.
Typical roles might include:
Asset management/strategy engineer
Programme planning engineer
How does it work?
Apprentices will learn in a real-world environment and earn a wage. They’ll also study with a college or other learning provider.
Cost and funding
We contribute towards training costs
We do this by paying the learning provider throughout the apprenticeship.
The training contribution calculator will show you our funding contribution for this framework.
An enhanced funding contribution is paid for employees aged 16 to 19. For those who are disabled and care-experienced, this is extended up to and including age 29.
Speak to a range of learning providers to find the best deal and agree on a flexible approach to meet your business needs.
Who pays the apprentice?
Like any other employee of your business, you’ll pay the Modern Apprentice's wages. This is not set by SDS, but we encourage all employers to pay the Living Wage. Remember, you must pay at least the National Minimum Wage.
How long will it take?
It will take between 12 and 24 months to complete.